Capt. Denver Edick, who works on Parris Island, says his boss often complains that Edick works too much — which is probably why he was selected to play in the annual Tee It Up for the Troops event held Friday at Sea Pines Country Club on Hilton Head Island. And the Marine was more than happy to follow his command’s orders.
“It was phenomenal. Sure beat being in the office,” said Edick, who’s been an active duty Marine for 11 years. “It was a beautiful day, beautiful course, great people and a great event.”
Tee It Up for the Troops hosted 60 servicemen and women from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and U.S. Naval Hospital Beaufort for a day of golf and a bit of pampering to thank them for their service and raise money to support veterans and their families across the country.
“They’re serving our country and we’re proud to give them a nice day; it’s very rewarding for us,” said Ron Taylor, a club member and one of the event’s organizers.
The local tournament was one of 60 planned across the country this year, said Jodi Baer, director of operations for the national organization.
“Since 2005, Tee It Up for the Troops has hosted over 360 golf fundraising events and donated more than $7 million to veteran service organizations,” Baer said. “Through collective efforts, including over 25,000 hours of volunteer time dedicated to our events in 2016 alone, we are providing critically needed services to assist veterans and military families successfully reintegrate into their communities.”
Alexandria, VA –The Club Foundation is excited to announce that it has surpassed more than $100,000 in contributions to Tee It Up for the Troops, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves U.S. military veterans and their families. Since 2008, The Club Foundation has donated $108,200 to Tee It Up for the Troops, providing much-needed support to assist the organization in fulfilling its mission to help veterans and military families successfully reintegrate into their communities.
The Club Foundation’s most recent contribution of $20,000 was presented to Tee It Up for the Troops at the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) 90th World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo in Orlando, FL, in February. The check was presented to Tim Wegscheid, Tee It Up for the Troops President and Executive Director; Matthew Terry, Navy veteran and Tee It Up for the Troops employee; and David Booth, a 20 year Army Master Sergeant (Ret.) and Purple Heart recipient, who served as a combat medic and was severely injured in September 2006 in Iraq. These men were acknowledged with a standing ovation from CMAA’s attendees for their service to their country.
Since 2005, Tee It Up for the Troops has hosted more than 360 golf fundraising events across the nation and has donated more than $7 million to various veteran service organizations. Their financial support is targeted across the most pressing areas of need including: housing, sports rehabilitation, treatment of PTSD and TBI, service dogs and arts therapy, suicide prevention, emergency support, employment and caregiver support.
Tim Wegscheid, Tee It Up for the Troops President and Executive Director, shared: “We are thankful for The Club Foundation’s ongoing and generous support. It is vital to help military veterans and their families, and it is clearly helping to make a positive difference in their lives.”
About The Club Foundation
The Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established by CMAA in 1988. The Foundation seeks to fund the life cycle of a club manager’s career, providing financial support for five key areas: students, faculty, club managers, CMAA chapters and the club industry at large. It supports the advancement of club management professionals, funding industry education programs through scholarships and grants. Learn more at www.clubfoundation.org.
Tee It Up for the Troops™ and Concert Golf Partners Join Forces to Support Veterans
Fundraising Events will benefit Veterans and their Families in 15 Communities in 2017
Tee It Up for the Troops™ and Concert Golf Partners are proud to announce that they will be joining forces to support America’s veterans and military families. Since 2005, Tee It Up for the Troops has been engaging and inspiring communities and golf clubs across the United States to do great things on behalf of our military men and women in support of their mission: To honor, remember, respect and support all those who serve(d) in the Armed Forces of our great nation.
To further that mission, Concert Golf Partners has “stepped up to the tee” to launch fundraising golf events at each of its 15 premier golf properties nationwide. Concert Golf Partners exists for one simple reason – to work “in concert with” the boards and members at each of their top-notch golf and country clubs to preserve and enhance their clubs for the long term.
Through this partnership, Tee It Up for the Troops and Concert Golf Partners collectively aspire to generate and donate more than $100,000 to various veterans’ non-profits, both nationally and locally in the home market of each Concert Golf property. The following Concert Golf clubs have designated the following dates to host their Tee It Up for the Troops events:
May 28 – Sand Creek Country Club, Chesterton, IN
June 4 – Legacy Golf Resort, Phoenix, AZ
June 26 – Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes, Orlando, FL
July 17 – Heathrow Country Club, Orlando, FL
August 11 – Crestview Country Club, Wichita, KS
August 21 – White Manor Country Club, Malvern, PA
August 24 – Philmont Country Club, Huntingdon Valley, PA
August 28 – Carrollwood Country Club, Tampa, FL
August 28 – Country Club at Woodmore, Washington DC
September 5 – MacGregor Downs Country Club, Raleigh, NC
September 27 – Blue Hill Country Club, Canton, MA
December 9 – Golf Club of Amelia Island, Amelia Island, FL
December 11 – West Lake Country Club, Augusta, GA
TBD – Hawthorns Golf & Country Club, Fisher, IN
“Tee It Up for the Troops is honored to have the support of a great golf and lifestyle company such as Concert Golf align with our efforts to support all the brave men and women of our military,” stated Tim Wegscheid, President of Tee It Up for the Troops. “Their golf clubs are some of the best in the country and we are so appreciative for the time, money, and effort that they are willing to dedicate to helping our combat altered veterans.”
Susan Dunnavant, Chief Operating Officer of Concert Golf, added: “Concert Golf is proud, and humbled, to assist our brave Veterans and we anticipate that this is the start of a great partnership for a long time to come. We are honored to partner with Tee It Up for the Troops, a truly worthwhile charity giving back to our nation’s military heroes.”
About Tee It Up for the Troops
Tee It Up for the Troops, Inc, is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves U.S. military veterans and their families. Based in Minnesota, Tee It Up for the Troops inspires communities across the country to organize golf events to raise funds for partnering veteran service organizations who deliver critically needed services to military families. These locally-supported events also greatly assist returning service members to successfully reintegrate into their communities. Established in 2005, Tee It Up for the Troops has hosted over 360 events in more than 40 states and has donated over $7 million to more than 300 various organizations serving veterans across the country. In addition, through their REUNION initiative, Tee It Up for the Troops has reunited over 230 combat altered veterans who were separated due to battlefield injuries. Through these reunions, participating veterans enhance their transition process into productive and fulfilling civilian lifestyles.
About Concert Golf Partners
Concert Golf Partners is a well-capitalized owner-operator of golf properties and buyer of loans secured by golf properties nationwide. Our management team has decades of professional golf management experience from Arnold Palmer Golf Management, Valley Crest, GE Capital, KSL Fairways, ClubCorp, and other leading firms with expertise gained from owning and operating over 100 premier golf properties across the US since 1990. We are deeply committed to attracting the very best employees, providing a superior customer experience and continuously investing in capital improvements at our clubs. Our group is an all-cash buyer of country clubs; we do not use debt to finance these investments because we think top-notch golf clubs benefit from the stability and certainty that comes from long-term debt-free ownership.