Freedom is Sweet
There is a saying in the military: “For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected may never know.” Please read the following testimonials from event participants who appreciate the sweetness of freedom.
There is nothing more important than supporting the men and women serving in our military. Because of their sacrifices, we are able to enjoy the freedoms we have in this country. Too often, that is forgotten as we go about our daily lives. Tee it up for the Troops honors soldiers and their families by raising funds and awareness. Each of us owes a debt to those who have answered the call of duty. Joining forces with Tee it up for the Troops is one way to begin paying back that debt. I am proud to be a part of an organization whose mission is to care for those who care for us.
- Randall McDaniel, Retired NFL Player for the Minnesota Vikings
Shortly after moving to Minnesota, I played in a foursome as my first experience with “Tee it up for the Troops” and was impressed by the camaraderie and conviction of this organization. Feedback from employees who had joined me that day was exceptional, especially that the “celebrity” golfer in our foursome was a warrior who’d survived on the battlefield and was now playing golf without all his limbs. We later learned that he’d been able to get to the college of his choice and is one of the national heroes for whom this organization stands. One of my foursome has since volunteered to serve on the TIUFTT board based on his first-hand experiences. We’ve sustained and grown our support over the years because the mission is common to our community and our customers, i.e., helping care for those who keep us free. Putting a ball on the tee is but a small gesture of support of those who put their life on the line while their family pays the bills.
- Rick Udicious, Lockheed Martin