Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 21, 2014 01:54 pm
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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- The national Wounded Warrior Project organization approved McCulloughâ€™s Emerald Golf Links to host the fourth annual Wounded Warrior Project Golf Tournament on Sept. 11.
The VFW Cardiff Memorial Post will partner with The Press of Atlantic City, WMGM NBC40, News/Talk 1400 WOND radio. Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson and New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown will act as honorary chairmen. Egg Harbor Township Deputy Mayor and Veterans Advisory Board member U.S. Army Ret. Lt. Col. Paul W. Hodson is tournament director. Businesses and volunteers wishing to help the fundraiser may contact the Egg Harbor Township Mayorâ€™s Office at 609-926-4088.
Also on the committee is Sgt. Bobby Rondeau, who spent seven years in the Army with the 101st Division. Rondeau was wounded in September 2009 in Afghanistan and is 70 percent disabled.
â€śI am participating in the Wounded Warrior Project outing so I may help other wounded veterans and their families,â€ť said Rondeau, who lives in Atlantic City with his family.
The Wounded Warrior Projectâ€™s mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Their purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the publicâ€™s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
Wounded Warrior Project began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a desire to provide comfort items to wounded service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center has grown into a holistic rehabilitative effort to assist warriors with visible and invisible wounds as they recover and transition back to civilian life. Tens of thousands of wounded service members, family members, and caregivers receive support each year through WWP programs.