Golf tournament to benefit Wounded Warrior Project
The Edgewood Country Club will have a golf tournament benefiting The Wounded Warrior Project on Thursday.
In conjunction with the Charlie West Blues Festival, "Blues on Greens" will begin at 10 a.m.
The Wounded Warrior Project provides tangible, practical support for wounded troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"The VA is overstressed, so any way we can help fill the gap," said Brad White, of Charleston, who helped organize the event.
Last year the tournament raised $10,000.
Thornhill Auto Group will sponsor a hole-in-one challenge on the 10th hole for a chance to win a Lincoln MKZ, White said. A wine tasting will also be held and breakfast and lunch is provided.
"It's a chance for individuals and veterans to have a great day and for people to do something enjoyable," White said. "Plus, we get to cut a check that goes to a good cause."
White noted the huge number of West Virginians that serve in the military.
"Even though West Virginia is a small state, the ratio of veterans is incredible," he said. "That fierce patriotism should be recognized."
The cost of the event is $150 per golfer. For more information, visit http://bluesongreens.com/Blues--on--Greens/Welcome.html. The Charlie West Blues Fest will be held Friday and Saturday at Haddad Riverfront Park. For more information, visit, www.charliewestbluesfest.com.