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THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS GOLF TOURNAMENT
OF SOUTH FLORIDA

at the immaculate Jacaranda Golf Club

Sunday, May 3, 2015


 

WOW! What a great first year for The Special Operations Golf Tournament of South Florida!  The weather was great, the participation was awesome, and the support was huge!  Many thank you's to all of our sponsors, supporters, donators, and participants!   All of you have helped the children and families of our Special Operations Forces. Also, congratulations to Tony Gordon, one of the tournament winners, who went onto the Hyundai Invitational National Final in Las Vegas and came away with a HOLE IN ONE when it counted...for a beautiful new luxury 2015 Hyundai Genesis!!

The inaugural event was a great success to build on. We gained major sponsors such as Hyundai of America as presenting sponsor, The Trump Organization, JetBlue, Mayors, Miami Marlins, Whole Foods Market, SunTrust Bank, Lincoln Financial Media, and more. This was a remarkable feat considering it was a first year event in a new market. We provided participants all-expense paid trips to Las Vegas to participate in the Hyundai Invitational, many weekend stay and play packages throughout Florida, round trip airline tickets on Southwest, JetBlue, and Spirit Airlines, and thousands of dollars in gift cards and certificates to businesses. We raised over $25,000 from the tournament and other events that began because of the golf tournament outreach.

We truly look forward to next year's event and seeing all of you back again MAY 3, 2015 at the Jacaranda Golf Club, in Plantation.

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations Forces killed in the line of duty with the college education the fallen parent would have wanted for them.  The Foundation does much more than just sending out a check to the recipients.  The Foundation provides educational counseling, family support, and much needed immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized Special Operations personnel.  The Foundation becomes family for many of the children and spouses who lost their parent or spouse.

The Foundation is nationally recognized by Charity Navigator, 60 Minutes, and Birdies for the Brave by the PGA Tour, and has an exceptional history of providing the most money to the children and families in need, by maintaining a low administrative overhead of 5.5% or less and has received 8 consecutive 4-Star ratings by Charity Navigator.

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“These things we do, that others may live.”

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Special Operations Warrior Foundation

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Created in 1980, Special Operations Warrior Foundation is devoted to providing a college education to every child who has lost a parent serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps during an operational or training mission under the U.S. Special Operations Command. This includes over 70,000 military special operations and support personnel assigned to units throughout the United States and around the world.

The Warrior Foundation is currently committed to providing scholarship grants to more than 1,000 children of the more than 900 Special Operations personnel who have given their lives for their country since 1980, including those who died fighting our nation's war against terrorism as part of "Operation Enduring Freedom" in Afghanistan and the Philippines as well as "Operation Iraqi Freedom."

Currently, 232 children of fallen special operations warriors have graduated from college with the assistance of the SOWF. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation also provides immediate $3,000 cash grants to personnel seriously wounded in the line of duty. Once notified of a special operations soldier, airman, sailor or Marine hospitalized with a severe injury, the SOWF immediately sends funds to the service member (or his/her designated recipient) so family members can immediately travel to be at their loved one's bedside. Since this program began in 2005, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation has provided over $ 1.8 million to wounded special operations personnel.

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