WHAT: A celebrity golf tournament is being held to raise funds and awareness for the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting severely wounded and disabled veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
WHO: Lt. General Dennis Larsen, Olympic sprinter Dean Smith, former NFL players Brian Duncan, Lyle Blackwood, Lemuel Stinson, James Maness, Phil Epps, Alfred Anderson, Jerry Logan, Dave Parks, Jerry Norton, Bobby Boyd, Ken Jolly, and Gary Hammond will be playing in the tournament. Coalition representatives, all who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and were severely wounded, will also be playing in the tournament. All are available for interviews.
WHEN: Monday, July 3, 2006; shot-gun start at 1:00 pm CT; scramble format.
WHERE: Graham Country Club Golf Course, Fort Belknap Road, Graham, Texas.
The Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes (www.saluteheroes.org) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that offers several programs to assist disabled veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan: Wounded Hero Emergency Financial Relief (provides urgent financial assistance to disabled veterans), Homes for Wounded Heroes (offers nearly cost-free, new or renovated disability-adapted homes to men and women), Wounded Hero Career Network (helps prepare and place motivated, qualified veterans in quality jobs through partnerships with other organizations), Family Support Network (offers special services to help relieve financial and emotional burdens facing heroes and their families), and the Road to Recovery Conferences (all-expense paid educational and service events for wounded servicemen and servicewomen and their families).