The Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes is hosting its seventh annual Wounded Heroes Golf Classic on Monday.
More than 240 golfers will play at Hampton Hall (140 players) and Belfair (100 players) golf clubs. They will be joined by 30 to 35 wounded heroes from local Army, Navy and Marine Corps units. These special guests and honorees will be assigned escorts so that they can rotate among the playing foursomes.
Over the past six years, the foundation has raised more than $740,000. The money was donated to the Birdies for the Brave, operated by the PGA Tour, which acts as a conduit for distributing funds to vetted charities that benefit military heroes wounded in recent Middle East conflicts.
This volunteer effort was initiated by Hampton Hall residents and has expanded to include active support from the Berkeley Hall and Belfair communities, as well as from Bluffton and Hilton Head business owners and individuals.
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Following the golf, a reception and awards dinner will be hosted at the Hampton Hall clubhouse and will include both silent and live auctions, as well as a keynote address by Lt. Col. Kenneth Dwyer, a Special Forces officer and Silver Star recipient.
Opening ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. at both clubhouse locations.