Eagle Oaks Country Club Invites Military, Hope For The Warriors for a Day of Honor

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Eagle Oaks Country Club once again kick off Memorial Day Weekend with a day to honor members of the military.

Club members present check to Hope For The Warriors

Honor Day 2012, photo by Larry Levanti

We know that freedom is not free. It is our privilege and honor to host a well-deserved day of fun and relaxation for these courageous and brave men and women who so valiantly and selflessly serve our country.

The directors and members of Eagle Oaks Country Club will once again kick off the Memorial Day Weekend on Thursday, May 23, 2013 with Honor Day, a day to honor military members for their service. Club members and guests will be joined by more than 200 active duty service members, wounded service members and veterans, and representatives from Hope For The Warriors®. Funds raised will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit organization that assists combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

Honor Day includes a golf tournament on a championship caliber golf course, entertainment and relaxation in the Eagle Oaks clubhouse, and of course, a ceremony to honor the men and women who serve and have served in the military. This is the fifth year that the club has hosted Honor Day. Last year’s event raised more than $100,000 for Hope For The Warriors®.

“We know that freedom is not free,” said Domenic Gatto, Chairman and President of Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club. “It is our privilege and honor to host a well-deserved day of fun and relaxation for these courageous and brave men and women who so valiantly and selflessly serve our country. Our members are proud and honored to share their club for the day.”

Gatto, a Vietnam veteran, is not the only member that has served in the military. Within the club, all branches of the military are represented along with veterans of most major wars and conflicts. The depth of service and sacrifice displayed by today’s military is not lost on any of their members.

"The members of this club demonstrate to our wounded that their service and sacrifice is not taken for granted," Tina Atherall, Hope For The Warriors® Executive Vice President said. "Our service members might spend just one day at the club but they will feel honored by these members for the rest of their lives."

“We owe a large debt of gratitude to our brave soldiers who fight for our country’s freedom,” Joe Cary, Eagle Oaks member and Senior Sales Trader for Susquehanna International Group said. “It is an honor to invite military members to join us at Eagle Oaks for the start of the Memorial Day Weekend.”

The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org) for two consecutive years. Charity Navigator is an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.

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