Fripp Island group raising money to benefit second Lt. Dan Weekend

August 25, 2011 

As Lt. Dan Weekend 2 approaches, a Fripp Island group is inviting the community to help raise money for severely injured troops.

The Fripp Island Independence Fund will host several events to benefit Lt. Dan Weekend 2 and the organization that helps put it on, The Independence Fund.

Lt. Dan Weekend brings injured veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to Beaufort on Sept. 14-18 for a chance to let loose during the four-day weekend, which includes a benefit concert with actor Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band. Details:,

The Fripp group's schedule of events includes:

  • Monday: Tournament at Ocean Point Golf Course on Fripp Island. The $15 greens fee will be donated to the Independence Fund. Cart fees are $25. Register by Friday by calling 843-838-1576. Details: Charlie Richman, 843-838-9889,

  • Sept. 10: Tennis Tournament at Fripp Island Racquet Club. The $10 court fee is donated to the Independence Fund. Food and drinks available. Details: Charles Davis, 843-838-1108,

  • Sept. 11: Memorial gathering from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Fripp Island Beach Club. There will be appetizers, desserts, live music, live and silent auction and peakers from the 82nd Airborne. Cash bar available. A donation of $30 is requested. Details: Charlie Richman, 843-838-9889,
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