By Samuel D. Logan
The Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — More than a hundred veterans and golf players alike joined together Friday at Stone Creek Golf Club for the kick off of the “Wounded Warrior Project.”
The project helps make sure wounded men and women in battle have comfortable clothes for their hospital stay after being injured in battle.
“The project is an organization that helps military people that have been injured in battle. We provide backpacks full of clothes,” said Bob Burke, Stone Creek’s PGA professional. “What a lot of people don’t realize is that when you’re injured in battle, the first thing they do is cut your clothes off. The project provides the backpack to replenish what you lost.”
This is the third straight year that Stone Creek has hosted this golf tournament and this year they expect to collect more than $40,000 in donations.
The opening ceremony featured the Moody Air Force color guard, Morningside Baptist choir singing the National Anthem and a veteran march led by bag pipes.
After a prayer, the tournament began with 28 four-men teams and a total of 112 players taking to the green.
Refreshments were provided for participants by Stone Creek.
By Samuel D. Logan
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