Letter From the Co-Chairmen
Tee It Up for the Troops Lakeville proudly hosted our 8th annual event at Brackett’s Crossing Country Club on September 9th, 2019. Featuring more than 140 golfers, 25 supportive sponsors, and a dozen dedicated volunteers, this 8th annual event at Brackett’s Crossing was a tremendous success once again. This event brought our total net proceeds to over $450,000 over the first eight years.
We are pleased to announce that we will host the 9th annual event this year on September 14th, again at Brackett’s Crossing Country Club in Lakeville.
While the golf tournament is the main event of the day, the opening ceremony brings many golfers and non-golfers back each year. The opening ceremony offers a patriotic and stirring opportunity to honor our nation, the men and women of our military and our freedoms. It is also a time to pay homage to the fallen veterans represented by our Gold Star families.
An 18-hole scramble golf tournament follows the opening ceremony. This year, preceding the the afternoon fund raising event, we will have 36 veterans play in a 9-hole scramble, join the opening ceremony, then stay for lunch. We will also have a small group of WWII and Korean War veterans honor us by attending the Opening Ceremony. Mid-way through the afternoon event players are entertained by a joint air show over the course by four T-6 Thunders. The day wraps up with stories and memories shared with new and old friends at the cocktail reception and dinner program, which includes a silent and live auction, for all tournament guests. Also, joining us for dinner this year were fifty veterans and a guest.
It is simply impossible to pull together this type of sizable event without great planning, organization, and implementation and so we say THANK YOU to our organizing committee and volunteers for your energy and your passion in serving the mission of Tee It Up for the Troops to support America’s veterans and their families!
There is still much to be done and we can NEVER stop in our efforts to show our appreciation. We do need your continued partnership, your sponsorship, your volunteer hours, and your commitment to this cause. Our support for American heroes should never end and they should never be forgotten. We look forward to another successful event in 2020, as we strive to “honor, remember, respect, and support” all those who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.
– Rick Dale and Ken Titcomb Co-Chairmen