Serenity Ridge Warrior Appreciation Pro-Am to Receive Support From eGolf Tour Players
By Stewart Moore
Charlotte, NC – The second annual Serenity Ridge Warrior Appreciation Pro-Am tournament, which will take place this weekend (September 8-9) at both Anderson Creek Golf Club in Fayetteville, NC and the Stryker Golf Course at Fort Bragg Military Base in Fort Bragg, NC, will once again receive the support of eGolf Tour professionals, as 15 players are scheduled to be onsite both Saturday and Sunday to participate in the Pro-Am, in turn raising awareness for military personnel both active and retired who have admirably served our country.
Serenity Ridge Foundation LLC, is a fund raising organization that specializes in raising resources for various 501 (c) 3′s. The foundation’s stated mission is to organize, coordinate and facilitate events with the lowest possible overhead by which ensuring the maximum amount of raised funds are available to the recipient foundation.
The purpose of the Warrior Appreciation Pro-Am is to provide recognition and awareness for the men and women who have answered the call to protect our freedoms.
Current eGolf Tour leading money winner and 2007 British Amateur champion Drew Weaver, six-time eGolf Tour winner Frank Adams III, eGolf Tour winners Josh Brock, Matt Ryan and Michael Sims, and a host of other professionals will take part in the Sunday Pro-Am. Also competing as a professional will be eGolf Tour player and Pro-Am coordinator Lance Jordan, who served in the Special Forces for eight years – including two deployments to Afghanistan. Jordan left active duty in June of 2010, and still serves as a member of the Special Forces National Guard.
“As a tour, we are honored to help out with this event by providing professionals to compete in the pro-am portion of the weekend,” said eGolf Tour tournament director Ben Case, who assisted Jordan with the recruitment of the professionals. “For all that this country’s military men and women sacrifice to defend our freedom here and abroad, it only seems right that we assist in any way we can.”
The tournament’s first playing, in 2011, fell on the 10-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, which claimed 2,996 lives, including those of the 19 hijackers. In the War on Terror that has taken place since, over 42,000 United States military members have been wounded in battle, thus leading to a reinvigorated focus on supporting projects such as Serenity Ridge.
“Our tour as a whole is an international tour with a plethora of foreign-born players competing annually,” said Case. “Military personnel from around the world have sacrificed in defense of our freedom since September 11th, and continue to do so today. Serenity Ridge is a wonderful foundation and a worthy cause, and certainly one our players are excited to help support.”
The weekend’s events will begin with a golf clinic on Saturday, September 8th at the Stryker Course at Fort Bragg, followed by an honorary dinner and concert for event participants. On Sunday, professionals will be paired with injured warriors, active/retired military personnel, corporate sponsors and civilian amateur participants for the Pro-Am, which will begin at 11:00 AM at Anderson Creek. Immediately following play, all participants will be present for the awards ceremony.
For additional information on Serenity Ridge, the Pro-Am, or to find out how you can assist in any way, please visit: http://www.serenity-ridge.org/proam-golf-tournament/ .