Chip In for Veterans Golf Classic
This year’s Chip-In for Veterans Tournament was a big success as both Daniel Island and Wescott were sold out as Hardee’s franchisees and vendors were joined by local sponsors and Veterans to fill the field. The annual event raises money for PGA HOPE Charleston and the Lowcountry chapter of Stand Up and Play Foundation.
As part of the festivities on Tuesday at Wescott Golf Club, there was a special adaptive golf clinic featuring Anthony Netto of the Stand Up and Play Foundation followed by a Welcome Home Parade of Veterans leading up to the singing of the national anthem. This year’s event included a bagpiper playing the service branch themes, an Air Force Color Guard leading the Veterans, culminating in Air Force MSgt Teigess Morgan singing the National Anthem. But the highlight of the festivities was when a C17 mission flew over the clubhouse a few minutes after the national anthem and dipped its wings.
Another special moment was when Bobby Medlen presented PGA HOPE Charleston and Stand Up and Play with a check for $6,991 each from their special Round-Up For Veterans promotion held in March at their thirteen restaurants in Charleston. This spring, Perry Green challenged our Veterans to get at least 50 hole signs to support the tournament. A total of 88 hole signs were generated with over 60 being from our Veterans.
By: Rich O’Brien, PGA HOPE Charleston Volunteer