By Dave Huckaby
White Pine War Memorial Foundation
The White Pine War Memorial Foundation recently made a $1000.00 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project to assist our disabled veterans returning home from combat duty. The funds were raised at the Foundation’s fifth annual golf tournament during the July fourth weekend.
Three special veterans challenges were held. The first being on hole number one, where the golfer had to tee off wearing a military backpack and helmet. The longest drive won the money, a 50-50 split with the foundation.
The second challenge was on the first par three, where the golfer had to tee off while in a wheel chair. Closest to the hole won the money.
Finally, a challenging putting contest required the blindfolded golfer to putt (with the aide of a coach)
“We wanted our golfers to experience and appreciate what our wounded veterans face when they get home..It was a real eye-opener,” said Brent Rose, Chairman of the tournament and Board member.
Two of the three winners, Tracy Gust and Yoes Piccininni generously donated their portion of the winnings back to “Wounded Warriors,” allowing the foundation to increase their contribution.” All of our golfers, sponsors and the many great patriots in White Pine County really make this happen.” added Rose.
The Foundation will be presenting the WWI Memorial at the High School on November 5th at 10;00 a m during a special Veterans Day assembly. The public is invited.