Did you know that according to VA officials the overall rate of suicides among veterans has held steady at around 22 a day for roughly a decade, but researchers are seeing a troubling increase in the rate of younger veterans taking their lives? The change from battlefront to homefront can be particularly challenging for combat veterans, who often are working through war related PTSD, depression, anxiety and more. Our support for these American Heroes should never end once they come home from war. Corporate and individual supporters are needed to help more combat warriors overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty.
Proceeds from this local military charity event go to veterans support organizations that direct support towards critical areas of need including Suicide Prevention, Veteran Employment, PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury rehabilitation, Family and Caregiver support, Housing and Homelessness, Golf and Sports rehabilitation as well as the Tee It Up for the Troops outreach program, “REUNION,” where combat veterans are reunited with their comrades from the battlefield.
Thank you to the Heathrow Country Club and Legacy Club of Alaqua Lakes members for helping our American heroes get back on course!