Thank you to the Seagate Country Club for helping our American heroes get back on course by hosting a Delray Beach military charity golf event!
Contact: Sonny Gronno, Head Golf Professional
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 the Associated Press reported recently that military suicide numbers increased as much as 20% in 2020 compared with the same period the previous year. The Army’s leaders said they have seen about a 30% “jump” in the number of active-duty suicides and the increased numbers coincide with the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has exacerbated combat veterans’ mental- and behavioral health conditions as a result of stress from prolonged lockdown orders, lost employment, and social isolation.
The change from the battlefront to the home front 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. These men and women volunteered and fought for our freedom and they are not getting the services they need. We believe we can and should do better by them and are asking for your help to be able to continue to do so. Corporate and individual supporters are needed to help more combat warriors overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty and gain their independence once again.
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.
Donations accepted here. To support this Delray Beach military charity golf event, enter Seagate as the name of the event you wish to benefit from your donation.