Local Veterans Set To Play Free Golf Saturday

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Support our Military Heroes on the links

ABOVE VIDEO: Hope4Heroes.org “Tribute to Heroes.”

WILL BENEFIT SANCTUARY ISLAND, WHICH PROVIDES THERAPY PROGRAMS FOR VETERANS

BREVARD COUNTY • PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA — Space Coast Daily and Sanctuary Island, with the support of Hope4Heroes, are sponsoring 12 of our nation’s combat veterans to play a round of golf at no charge during the “Salute To Military Golf” outing at Patrick Air Force Base on June 7.

Space Coast Daily and Sanctuary Island, with the support of Hope4Heroes, are sponsoring 12 of our nation’s combat veterans to play a round of golf at no charge during the "Salute To Military Golf" outing at Patrick Air Force Base on June 7. (SMGA.org Image)

Space Coast Daily and Sanctuary Island, with the support of Hope4Heroes, are sponsoring 12 of our nation’s combat veterans to play a round of golf at no charge during the “Salute To Military Golf” outing at Patrick Air Force Base on June 7. (SMGA.org Image)

Organized by Sanctuary Island with the support of local golfers and business leaders, this event will raise funds  in support of therapy programs for combat veterans as well as an annual party for the children of active duty heroes at Patrick Air Force Base.

The public is also invited to play golf in the event and support the programs of Sanctuary Island.

The day will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Patrick Air Force Base, followed by dinner, awards, prizes and an auction. The cost is $75 per person ($300 per foursome) with optional upgrades and sponsorship opportunities.

To reserve a place in the golf tournament, call 1-908 433-9581 or email johnobrienmhs@comcast.net

SANCTUARY ISLAND PROVIDES THERAPY PROGRAMS FOR VETERANS

The mission of Sanctuary Island Inc. is to provide a venue to enhance the health, literacy, life experience and self-esteem of wounded warriors, disabled children and children facing adversity.

Sanctuary Island coordinates participation in equine-related activities and therapeutic programs created specifically to support wounded and/or health-challenged war veterans, their immediate family members who also may need therapeutic assistance, and children who are disabled and/or facing adversity. (SanctuaryIsland.org image)

Sanctuary Island coordinates participation in equine-related activities and therapeutic programs created specifically to support wounded and/or health-challenged war veterans, their immediate family members who also may need therapeutic assistance, and children who are disabled and/or facing adversity. (SanctuaryIsland.org image)

The program includes horseback riding, which is a proven method of physical and mental therapy. The organization coordinates equine-related activities and therapeutic programs specifically to assist war veterans and children who are disabled and who are  facing special challenges.

Sanctuary Island was founded in 2006 when a mother, who is also a professional nurse, asked her son Marc, a Barry University Communications graduate on disability due to cerebral palsy, to volunteer and write health teaching literature for children based on his personal experiences.

PETER THE PETEEATRICK PANDA’S PLAYGROUND

Marc wrote “Peter the Peteeatrick Panda’s Playground,” a colorful, whimsical book that introduces Peter the Panda who teaches life lessons to children ages 4-12 in a positive and fun way.

SANCTUARY-ISLAND-LOGO-180The book and it’s companion coloring book, teach literacy to children while they learn about health and life’s experiences. Marc did research for these books by reaching out to nurses and doctors, in order to provide children who read the books with a better understanding of what they are facing, and to not fear things that would most likely happen to them in a hospital setting.

Marc created a cast of lovable characters for this professionally illustrated book and coloring book for kids to truly connect with, and respond to.

PLAYGROUND WITH SPECIAL PERSON TO RIDE

“Playground with Special Person to Ride,” is a book for older children and adults, that focuses on supporting and communicating with others facing a life’s challenge.

This story about the amazing benefits of therapeutic horseback riding is based on Marc’s personal journey, sharing the method, the activity, and the positive results he achieved and experienced through learning the skills and successfully achieving in this special type of horseback riding.

CLICK HERE OR CALL 732-778-9607 FOR INFORMATION

ORIGINAL STORY: Salute Military Golf Classic Set  June 7 At Patrick

BREVARD COUNTY • PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE – Register now for the Salute Military 5th Annual Golf Classic and support our military heroes on the links.

HOPE-4-HEROES-220x135This event, set for Saturday, June 7 at Patrick air Force Base, will support the Sanctuary Island “Holiday Heroes” program with proceeds supporting holiday meals, gifts and fun for junior enlisted (E1-E4) families at Patrick Air Force Base and therapy horse rides for wounded warriors.

Just $300 per foursome or $400 with a sponsored hole or disabled veteran golfer sponsored by you. Sponsor a hole with an exclusive VIP tent or join us as a Hole-in-one partner.

All event proceeds stay in Brevard County, and your foursome includes $100 SWAG bags, 10 on course contests, auction, raffle and post-event dinner.

Registration and contests begins at 11 a.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.

For registration and sponsorship information e-mail johnobrienmhs@comcast.net


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