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Special Operations Golf Tournament of South Florida to Help Fund College for Children of Fallen Special Ops Warriors

Second Annual Event at Jacaranda Golf Club

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2015

Presented by Hyundai and 104.3FM “The Ticket”, the 2nd Annual Special Operations Golf Tournament of South Florida (SOGT) on May 3, 2015, will be a day of great golf, food, drinks, gifts and giveaways.

And, it supports one of the top nonprofit organizations in the nation!

Hosted by the Jacaranda Golf Club in Plantation, FL, players will hit the links and raise funds for the Tampa-based Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). The SOWF ensures full funding for college for the sons and daughters of U.S. Special Operations Forces military personnel of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps who lose their lives in the line of duty.

This year’s tournament features a premier automotive presence, vehicle displays, lunch by Hurricane Grill & Wings, a Special Operations display, a tribute to the military and on-course contests, including one of four hole-in-one opportunities for a 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan, player gift bags, raffle prizes, auction, and awards dinner by Jacaranda’s excellent chefs.

Additionally, the two winners from The Special Operations Golf Tournament of South Florida will earn an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the Hyundai Invitational National Final in Las Vegas in October.

There, they will compete with the winners from the 49 other Hyundai Invitational tournaments for a shot to join the PGA champions at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii.

SOWF Executive Director, Steven McLeary, and a scholarship recipient are scheduled to attend, and media are invited.

For more information about the SOGT, visit the event website at http://www.specialopsgolf.org or contact SOGT organizer Dan Horwitz at danielh@specialopsgolf.com.

ABOUT THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION | http://www.SPECIALOPS.ORG
Founded in 1980, the SOWF ensures that the surviving children of U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations troops killed in the line of duty get a post-secondary education. The foundation has earned watchdog group Charity Navigator’s four-star rating for nine consecutive years, placing it among the top 1% of the thousands of nonprofits CN monitors. The SOWF has helped 235 scholarship recipients graduate from college and currently supports 120 students at schools across the country.

ABOUT THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS GOLF TOURNAMENT OF SOUTH FLORIDA    | http://www.SPECIALOPSGOLF.ORG
Key sponsors and supporters of the event include, Hyundai Motor America, 104.3FM “The Ticket”, Ortega Cigar Company, Hurricane Grill & Wings, the Miami Marlins, Whole Foods Market, Spirit Airlines, and more.

Special Operations Warrior Foundation to Host Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament at Turnberry Isle Miami

(April 10, 2014, Tampa, FL) – The new Special Operations Golf Tournament of South Florida, to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), will be held at the exclusive Turnberry Isle Miami resort in Aventura, FL, on May 18. This inaugural event, held during Armed Forces Day weekend, has already gained impressive support from major corporations and philanthropists, such as Mr. Donald Trump.

“I am proud to be associated with such a fine organization as the Special Operations Warrior Foundation,” said Mr. Trump.

Founded in 1980, the SOWF, based in Tampa, FL, is ranked among the top 1% of the nation’s nonprofits. The charity provides funds for a post-secondary education to the surviving children of U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations troops killed in the line of duty. SOWF offers academic, grief and family counseling to surviving spouses, and their children, of special operations personnel who lose their lives in service to our nation, and provides immediate financial assistance to families of hospitalized special operators.  The SOWF’s low overhead of 5.5% ensures that the majority of the funds donated go directly to these programs.

The host course of this inaugural event is Turnberry Isle Miami, an exclusive Mediterranean-style retreat spanning 300 lush tropical acres between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Turnberry Isle’s two Raymond Floyd-designed championship golf courses have changed the landscape of golf in South Florida, as both courses offer lush, tropical grounds accentuated with a variety of elevation changes, contoured fairways, clever doglegs, rolling greens and strategically placed water features. Turnberry Isle Miami has received prominent awards from Golf Digest as one of “America’s Top 50 Courses for Women”, Golfweek’s “Best Resort Courses”, and GOLF Magazine’s Silver Medal Winner for Premier Resorts.

“We are proud to be hosting such a noble organization,” said Larry Brown, Director of Operations at Turnberry Isle Miami. “Our championship courses are generally only open to Turnberry Isle Miami Resort & Golf Club members and hotel guests, but we are more than happy to extend an exclusive invitation to an association that supports the men and women who have honorably and fearlessly served our country.”

Other key sponsors and supporters of the event include, The Trump Organization, SunTrust Bank, JetBlue, Shorty’s BBQ, Mayors, Lincoln Financial Media, Bacardi USA, CanAm Golf, Ortega Cigar Company, and Whole Foods Market, who make this a special occasion which includes a golf clinic sponsored by Turnberry Isle Miami, lunch sponsored by Shorty’s BBQ, golfer’s gifts, and an awards dinner prepared by Turnberry Isle Miami’s award-winning chefs.

Daniel Horwitz, U.S. Air Force veteran and chairman of the event, expressed gratitude to the event sponsors, “The support of major corporations, such as The Trump Organization, Mayors, Whole Foods Market, SunTrust Bank, JetBlue and others have been outstanding, and show the great potential for this event to grow in the future to support the children and families of SOWF.”
To register for the Special Operations Golf Tournament please visit www.SpecialOpsGolf.org. Joe Gill will be producing and promoting the event. As owner of The Golf Consultancy, Mr. Gill has produced and promoted the highest quality golf events such as Birdies for the Brave and The Jorge Mas Canosa Freedom Foundation Golf Tournament with over 390 participants at Trump National Doral.

 

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About The Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Founded in 1980, the SOWF ensures that the surviving children of U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations troops killed in the line of duty get a post-secondary education. To date, the foundation has helped 235 scholarship recipients graduate from college; and currently supports 120 students at schools across the country. www.SpecialOps.org

 

About Turnberry Isle Miami

Tucked away on 300 tropical acres between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Turnberry Isle Miami is a Mediterranean-style retreat with a culture of authenticity, spirited service and enriching experiences. The resort is renowned for its two championship golf courses redesigned by Raymond Floyd, Celebrity Chef Michael Mina’s award-winning Bourbon Steak restaurant, three-story Spa & Fitness Center, the elite Cañas Tennis, three relaxing pools, 40,000 square feet of meetings space, beach club on the Atlantic and engaging kids camps all within reach of 408 spacious guest rooms and suites. An Autograph Collection property, Turnberry Isle Miami is a recent Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Hotel and recipient of Four Star Status for its award-winning Spa & Fitness Center. For more information or for reservations, call 1-866-612-7739 or visit www.turnberryislemiami.com. To receive regular updates and news, follow @TIsleMiami on Twitter and Like the Facebook page.

 

For Further Information:

Turnberry Isle Miami / EVINS, Ltd.

Samantha Stier

(212) 377-3586 / Samantha.Stier@evins.com

 

Sponsorship & Event Information

Daniel Horwitz

(954) 892-3077 / Danielh@specialopsgolf.org

 

 

Event Media Information

Joe Johnson, Segue Productions Inc.

(954) 347-4274 / voiceovers@bellsouth.net


Magic 102.7's Joe Johnson Interview of SOWF's Executive Director, Steven McLeary, and Event Chairman, Daniel Horwitz

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