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Rolling Thunder schedules golf fundraiser


Published:   |   Updated: April 1, 2014 at 01:13 PM

TAMPA – Here is a chance to not only help a good cause while playing golf, but to thank those who served and sacrificed at the same time.

On May 3, The Eagles Golf Club will host the POW/MIA Awareness Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds will benefit the West Central Florida chapter of Rolling Thunder, a motorcycle based veterans advocacy group.

Rolling Thunder Chapter 11 was formed by three members in the Tampa Bay area and works with local charities, veterans’ events, veterans’ organizations, and also serve as liaisons to the Hillsborough County Veterans Council. It also works with Vet-Net, a networking group that consists of veteran-owned businesses.

Its major fundraiser is the annual golf tournament. Charities that will benefit include James A. Haley Hospital Recreational Services, Fisher House, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Liberty Manor for Veterans, My Warriors Place, K-9s For Veterans, Paws for Patriots, The Ride Home and Wreaths Across America.

The Fisher House is a home away from home for families of disabled veterans and active-duty service members who live in the Tampa Bay area.

There will be a 7:30 a.m. registration with an 8:30 shotgun start. The format is a four-person scramble.

The tournament will be followed by an awards luncheon. Contests will be held for closest to the pin, straightest drive, longest drive, and holes-in-one.

There will also be several raffles and an auction as well.

For information, call (813) 600-9847 or click here to register online.

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