Operation Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament Aug. 13 in Canton
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 5:20 am

CANTON – The Operation Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament, sponsored by Salute the Military Golf Association (SMGA), will be held at St. Lawrence University Golf Course Friday, Aug. 13, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The registration fee is $60 and includes greens fee, cart, prizes and a roast beef/turkey buffet dinner.

Through fundraisers such as the one above, the SMGA provides golf lessons, equipment, and playing opportunities for combat wounded soldiers injured in Iraq/Afghanistan.

To date, the SMGA, through its affiliation with Olney Golf Park, in Olney, Md., has equipped more than 100 soldiers with properly fitted clubs, offered free lessons and range balls to more than 400 combat wounded soldiers, and enabled the rehabilitative benefits of golf to improve the mental and physical condition of every soldier who has participated in an SMGA program.

Local Veteran's and Civic organizations as well as golfers in general are asked to sponsor at least one foursome to play in the tournament. Single golfers will be paired with a foursome the day of the tournament.

For more information, contact: St. Lawrence University Golf Course at 386-4600.