Wounded Warriors of Collier County Holds 8th Annual Charity Golf Event 11/3/18

Wounded Warriors of Collier County Holds 8th Annual Charity Golf Event 11/3/18

Naples, FL Saturday 11/3, 2018—-Wounded Warriors of Collier County (WWOCC) is proud to announce that it held its 2018 Charity Golf Event for Wounded Warriors of Collier County at the La Playa Golf Club.

 

The event was held at the LaPlaya Golf Club in Naples on Saturday, November 3, 2018.  124 golfers and 25 volunteers attended which has been sold out for several months. The guest speaker was, Mike Linnington, Lt. General USA (Ret), CEO, Wounded Warrior Project. Lunch begins at 12:30 pm.  Also attending the event was 11 Post 9-11 Golfers.  A special surprised guest and speaker was General Fred Franks who is retired and lives in Naples. Event sponsors included QBE Shootout, LaPlaya Golf Club, Florida Community Bank, Stock Development, DeVoe Cadillac, FedEx and Naples Daily News.

Cadets from Palmetto Ridge High School were on hand to present the colors and Cadet DeLucia sang the national anthem. 

Mike Linnington said, “PTSD & TBI are the signature wounds of today’s wars; it is estimated that approximately 500,000 Veterans are suffering throughout our US communities.” “These are the wounds that surface years after Veterans return home.” “Science and Medicine at four major American universities and hospitals are treating our Veterans with innovative practices in medicine and mental health.”

WWOCC is working with, and providing some grants, to a number of community partners to help our local Veterans with mental health and education – David Lawrence Center, Collier County Veterans Treatment Court Program, Catholic Charities, and Veteran Scholarship Programs at Hodges University & Ave Maria School of Law.

Wounded Warriors of Collier County will reach $1 million in total contributions this year since the charity started in 2010.

 

 

Wounded Warriors of Collier County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to increase public awareness and solicit donations to assist with the transitional needs of Post 9-11 Veterans and their families. Fundraising includes annual events, which gather direct financial support and/or other resources by requesting voluntary donations and contributions from local citizens, business and philanthropic organizations. For more information about Wounded Warriors of Collier County, please call 239-596-3019 or visit woundedwarriorsofcolliercounty.com.