Active and retired military veterans log on to golf
LAKE HALLIE (WQOW) – Over 100 people registered to golf for the third annual golf outing at Chippewa Falls on Friday.
âWe had to cancel last year so it’s amazing to be able to come back and support our veterans through this great outing,â said Matt Selvig, an event sponsor.
The 4-person jamming setup offered a chance for military veterans to reunite after a difficult year.
âJust to see a familiar face that they haven’t seen in a while is very heartwarming,â said Harry Bauer, an Air Force veteran. âWe have six residents of the [local] the home of the veterans. Just seeing them come here and have fun, that’s all it’s about. “
Besides golf, there was a silent auction and raffle that included a camouflage golf bag and various ticket packages. Money raised goes to the Chippewa Falls Veterans Home Recreation Committee, a group that organizes various events for veterans.
âIt’s a great opportunity for them to get the veterans out and get them active. It’s great for them mentally, it’s great for them physically, âsaid Selvig.
Friday putts and drives were secondary. The camaraderie between current and retired military veterans prevailed.
âIt’s not about me, the individual. It’s about us, the group, helping others, especially our veteran brothers who are in need,â said Bauer. “It’s really great to see the support from the community, and also from other veterans.”
Selvig said they were still counting donations from the golf outing, but estimated that more than $ 10,000 had been raised.