Photo courtesy of Russell Redford.
Gary Nelson of Hendrick Chevrolet, Russell P. Redford Jr. with Folds of Honor, Mark Davis with Vettes 4 Vets, Darlene Tysinger, V4V board member and John O’Malley with Vettes for Vets at a check presentation.
March offers a new opportunity to give back through the game of golf.
Still Serving Veterans is hosting its first golf tournament — The Patriot Shootout — at Greystone Country Club. The tournament will benefit Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service members who have died or were disabled.
The tournament is part of Patriot Golf Day, a national event started in 2007. Typically taking place over Labor Day weekend, thousands of courses participate by hosting tournaments that benefit Folds of Honor, according to the nonprofit’s website. This inaugural tournament is a first step toward establishing a Folds of Honor chapter in the Birmingham area, said Still Serving Veterans regional director Al Wood.
The tournament is March 27. Registration opens at 10 a.m., and opening ceremonies start at 11:30 a.m. There will be dinner, an awards ceremony and live auction following the tournament.
Cost to participate or sponsor the event ranges, but for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There also will be an inaugural Patriot’s Dinner March 26. Sarah White, the first Folds of Honor scholarship recipient for Alabama and a 2011 graduate of Auburn University, will be the speaker at the dinner. The dinner reception starts at 6 p.m., and tickets are $195 for an individual seat or $350 for a couple.