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Ledgemont tournament raises $15K for veterans

Posted 8/31/12

Earlier this month, Ledgemont Country Club hosted its second annual Day of Thanks golf tournament, which raised $15,000 for local veterans.

The tournament was created by Ledgemont member Buddy Trinkle and his friend Sharon Teich whose son, Bernie, was injured by a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq.

During the tournament, 84 club members and guests played golf and honored current and former members of the military.

Before heading to the green, participants took part in an opening ceremony, which included an honor guard and the singing of the national anthem. Entertainer Anthony Edwards contributed by singing “God Bless the USA.”

Special guests in attendance included Sen. Jack Reed and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael Thornton.

Money raised during the event was donated to Wish for Our Heroes, a national nonprofit organization that helps military members facing hardships by granting their wishes.

“Every penny raised today will go to our military,” said Jeff Wells, Wish for Our Heroes founder and tournament participant. “Not 90 or 95 percent, every penny.”

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