WASHINGTON, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --America's wounded warriors not only face danger on the battlefield but on the home front as well. Upon their return many warriors' physical and emotional battles are just beginning. From endless surgeries, doctor's appointments, and psychological issues—to adjusting to a new normal and uncertain future—every American needs to step up to the plate and help.
DETAILS: For the past seven years, the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) has teamed up with the non-profits that help our returning heroes by hosting a golf tournament to raise funds to help wounded warriors rehabilitate through sports. This year the two non-profits that will benefit from the tournament are Disabled Sports USA and Tee it up for the Troops. To date, hundreds of wounded warriors have benefited tremendously, thanks to more than $500,000 raised by this event.
WHERE/WHEN: On July 27, 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Army Navy Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive in Arlington, Virginia, The Members: Congressional Charity Golf Classic will take place. Current and Former Members of Congress will play a round of golf together with the wounded warriors—many of whom are now medically retired, while others are still active duty. There will be an opening ceremony at 8:00 AM, then a closing ceremony at 2:30 PM.
WHO: Approximately 30 Former and Current Members will attend, as well as wounded warriors, and leaders from Disabled Sports USA, Tee it up for Troops, and the PGA. The honorary co-chairmen of the event are Gene Green (D-TX), and Jimmy Duncan (R-TN). The co-chairmen of the event are Former Members Dennis Hertel (D-MI) and Ken Kramer (R-CO). FMC has supported wounded warriors through other initiatives as well, including mentorship, and inclusion in FMC events throughout the year. FMC's annual "Statesmanship Awards Dinner: A Salute to Service," next year will be entirely devoted to honoring those who support our military. Disabled Sports USA has been a leader in helping warriors, who have suffered devastating injuries as a result of the War on Terror, rehabilitate through a variety of sports such as swimming, golf, skiing, bicycling and other sports. Tee it up for Troops helps organize and support golf events specifically designed to help military members through the game of golf.
Coverage of the event is invited throughout the day.
SOURCE U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress