By CALVIN PYNN
The Wounded Warrior Project hosted a golf tournament at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech on Monday, June 9.
Twenty-seven teams, each comprised of four players, competed in the tournament in order to raise funds to benefit wounded service men and women, according to Radford City spokesperson Deborah Cooney.
The tournament was organized by Radford resident Wayne Zellers and played in a Captain’s Choice style format with a closet to the pin on holes five, seven, 14 and 17. The shotgun start took place at 1 p.m. with teams gathering to compete for prizes donated by several local businesses.
In support of the tournament, the local community also provided over 31 hole sponsorships. Following the tournament, a celebratory dinner was held in the Pete Dye River Course – Williams Clubhouse with catering provided by Bull and Bones at the River.
“This was to support and honor our American Heroes,” Zellers said when asked why he wanted to put on the tournament.
The tournament raised over $14,000 to support and benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides assistance to service men and women who incurred physical or mental injuries while serving in the military. The Wounded Warrior Project helps to encourage growth and empowerment to the injured service members and their families.
To learn more about the Wounded Warriors Project visit their webpage: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
The Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech is a semi-public course located in Fairlawn. The course was designed by renowned golf course architect Pete Dye and is the home of the Virginia Tech men and women golf teams.
The clubhouse overlooks the majestic New River and serves as the host site for public and university events. For more information on the Pete Dye River Course, visit www.petedyerivercourse.com