West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
More than 270 golfers played in the Second Annual Friends of Veterans Golf Tournament at Ibis Golf & Country Club. The event was kicked off with double amputee veteran Sergeant Dana Bowman parachuting on the driving range. The golf event followed the successful Wounded Warrior Amputee softball team game at Roger Dean Stadium, which was hosted by Ibis Friends of Veterans on January 18. Both events generated over $100,000 to assist our veterans.
Charities supported by the events include Stand Down House of Lake Worth, which houses veteran families in need and assists veterans in securing employment and improving their quality of life, as well as Wounded Warriors of South Florida’s whose mission is to provide immediate emergency financial assistance to veterans with service-connected mental and physical disabilities.
“Our veterans are in need of our help both emotionally and financially,” stated Bruce Gamradt, charity chairman. “The participants will be supporting veterans’ causes such as homelessness, unemployment, substance abuse, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.”
All donations and gifts are shared by Stand Down House and Wounded Warriors of South Florida. Special thanks to Mercedes Benz of Palm Beach for supporting the Ibis Veterans Golf event, both financially and by furnishing vehicles for hole-in-one opportunities to win a new car.
Ibis Friends of Veterans Charity, Inc. Board of Directors consists of Bruce Gamradt, Chairman, Don Butchin, Bill Emerson, Sandy Friedkin, Fred Heller, Dick Lavalliere, and Jeff Sperber.