AUGUSTA WARRIOR PROJECT (AWP) PARTNERS WITH THE VETERAN GOLFERS ASSOCIATION ON THEIR 2016 TUESDAY FOR THE TROOPSANNUAL GOLF FUNDRAISER & MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY FOR AUGUSTA
GOLF TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD AT THE JONES CREEK GOLF CLUB ON TUESDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2016 STARTING AT 8AM;
ATTENDEES WILL THEN BE SHUTTLED TO WATCH THE TUESDAY PRACTICE ROUND AT THE MASTERS
FOLLOWED BY DINNER AT THE AZALEA HOUSE AT 7:30PM
Augusta, GA – March 30, 2016 – The Augusta Warrior Project (AWP) announced today their partnership with the Veteran Golfers Association (VGA) on their 2016 Tuesday for the Troops Annual Golf Fundraiser and Military Appreciation Day for Augusta during the week of the Masters. The golf tournament will be held at the Jones Creek Golf Club in Augusta, GA on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 starting at 8am. After the tournament, attendees will then have the opportunity to watch the Tuesday practice round at the Masters followed by dinner at The Azalea House at 7:30pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Veteran Golfers Association.
“We are excited to partner with the Veteran Golfers Association and proud they are honoring our military in Augusta during Masters Week,” said Kim Elle, President/CEO of the Augusta Warrior Project. “We look forward to seeing how this partnership will grow and hope VGA knows how much their partnership means to us.”
Confirmed celebrity attendees to date include: Randall McDaniel, NFL Hall of Famer and 12x Pro Bowl; Plaxico Burress, Former NFL WR & Super Bowl Champion; Russ Ortiz, Former MLB P & All-Star; DJ Irie, Official DJ of the Miami Heat; Alan Kournikova, Top Junior Golfer in the World; Alexa Pano, Top Junior Female Golfer in the World; LTG Mike Ferriter, retired 3-star General; Theo Ratliff, Former NBA C & All-Star; and more.
“The Veteran Golfers Association is honored to share the Masters experience in Augusta with several of our nation’s heroes from around the country. These veterans share a love for the game of golf, and service to their nation, similar to Bobby Jones, a founding member of the Masters tournament,” said Josh Peyton, President/CEO of the Veteran Golfers Association. “We are also excited to partner with amazing organizations like the August Warrior Project to bring a military appreciation day to Augusta during the week of the Masters for years to come.”
The Augusta Warrior Project is focused on providing community leadership by partnering with other Veteran’s Service Organizations and the local community to tie Veterans with access to services, benefits, and housing to help improve their lives. AWP seeks to serve all veterans from all eras whether wounded or not and currently serves 13 counties in the Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC areas.
About Augusta Warrior Project:
Augusta Warrior Project (AWP) connects Warriors (veterans, service members, and military families) with resources that improve their lives. AWP serves all Warriors, of all eras, from all branches of service, wounded or not. AWP’s service area covers 13 counties in the area surrounding Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC. AWP connects Warriors to resources, educates Warriors on what is available to them, advocates on the Warriors behalf, and collaborates with partnering agencies to ensure all needs are met. To learn more about AWP visit www.AugustaWarriorProject.org.
About the Veteran Golfers Association
The VGA is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to promoting the game of golf to veterans and their family members. The VGA develops programs that allow its members to compete, socialize and remain physically active through the game of golf. For more information visit us at www.vgagolf.org. The VGA provides competitive golf leagues for veterans and their families across the country, including the VGA Tour. Veterans interested in joining the 2016 VGA Tour can visit vgagolf.org to sign up. More information on the 2016 VGA Tour and the championship event at Pinehurst is available at www.vgachampionship.org.