Special Golf Event Salutes Military Veterans

By  //  May 2, 2012

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Honoring the troops

The Sanctuary Island Inc. Wounded Warrior Golf Tourney in Melbourne Beach was played April 28 at Spessard Holland Golf Course. (Shutterstock image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE BEACH, FLORIDA – Golf and combat do not usually go together, but in the Sanctuary Island Inc. Wounded Warrior Golf Tourney in Melbourne Beach, they were a perfect match.

On April 28, Sanctuary Island Inc., a 501 (c) (3) public charity servicing wounded warriors, disabled and children facing adversity and the Spessard Holland Golf Course in Melbourne Beach hosted a very special and heartwarming golfing event.

That day 10 sponsored veterans and active military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan were able to play golf and enjoy breakfast and lunch at Spessard Holland Golf Course.

The sponsored vets played with each other and against golf teams from the Cocoa Beach VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Ironmen and the Cocoa Beach VFW SkySoldiers, who claimed first place for the day.

Also playing in the tournament were golfers from EveryThing Brevard, Brevard Community College, Republican Club, Spessard Holland Golfers, USCG Confidence and retired Navy, Marines, and Air Force members and other residents of Brevard County.

Sanctuary Island’s Mascot Peter the Panda was dancing and golfing adding to the fun and prizes were plentiful.

Organizers thank all our sponsors, but especially our local businesses Macy’s Melbourne Square Mall (a gold sponsor) and local  hole sponsors David’s Steak House, Max and Porky’s Indialantic,  Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 , VFW Post 4206 Melbourne and donations from  Melbourne Market, Melbourne Beach Publix, Hidden Acres Farm, Texas Roadhouse Palm Bay, TD Bank Indialantic, Golf Pro Tracey Wright and many wonderful other gifts.

For more information about Sanctuary Island Inc., visit http://sanctuaryisland.org/


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5 Comments on "Special Golf Event Salutes Military Veterans"

  1. John O'Brien May 5, 2012 at 4:27 pm · Reply

    Melbourne Regional Chamber was also a hole sponsor (#11) & fervent supporter……this was a very heartwarming & satisfying day for all concerned……this event MUST be repeated!!

  2. Peg O'Brien Bohnert May 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm · Reply

    Congratulations on a fine outing benefiting Veterans. Proud to be the sponsor of hole 18!
    Hoping to see additional successful events and expansion of benefits and programs for this non profit that will serve so many deservcing recipients.

  3. Peg O'Brien Bohnert May 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm · Reply

    Congratulations on a fine outing benefiting Veterans. Proud to be the sponsor of hole 18!
    Hoping to see additional successful events and expansion of benefits and programs for this non profit that will serve so many deserving recipients.

  4. Gary May 7, 2012 at 10:31 am · Reply

    What an incredible day of golf with Sanctuary Island and the Wounded Warriors. EverythingBrevard.com sponsored the 16th hole and cannot wait to help sponsor more events for the Warriors who have served for our freedom. Thanks Barbara, Marc, and John.

  5. Mike May 7, 2012 at 10:38 am · Reply

    Meeting our wounded warriors, watching them play golf and seeing first hand the support and love for our military from brevard county residents and business owners…truly an incredible day! I look forward to the next Sanctuary Island golf fundraiser for Florida’s Wounded Warriors…I’m all in!

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