Annual Veterans for Veterans Golf Tournament gets rolling Saturday
Despite recent challenges, a local golf course, nonprofit, and people from throughout the region have stepped up to make sure an annual golf tournament fundraiser for those who have valiantly served our country gets rolling this weekend.
Bayou Vista Golf Course in Gulfport has played host to this golf tournament for several years now and the mission to raise funds to help survivors and the loved one of our special forces, both living and those who have passed, lives on despite damage by Hurricane Zeta.
The course has been spruced up and is ready to accommodate 19 teams at tomorrow’s tournament at Bayou Vista Golf Course starting at 11:11 a.m.
In fact, the tournament is sold out and has players from as far away as Texas. Bayou Vista Golf Course Owner and Operator Brad Thompson said, “We love this tournament, Veterans for Veterans. It’s our third or fourth year going into this. It’s our biggest tournament of the year-a great charity.”
Veterans for Veterans Golf Tournament Organizer Taco Sanchez said, “This hole that we’re on here, 18, will be set up as the honor hole. Every year, we honor those we have lost. All the proceeds from this tournament go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which was created in 1980 after the failed attempt in Iran. We take care of the children of those lost. We pay the full ride for their college education. We pick them up from within 30 days of their parent dying. We hold them-it’s called cradle to grave.”
Each year, signs in memory of loved ones lost are posted throughout the golf course for the tournament.