May 22, 2009

Golf Tournament to Benefit Fallen Firefighters

A man in Hudson, Wisconsin named Scott Nelson, a captain for the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport Fire Department is looking to the community to benefit fallen firefighters. In 2008, there were 114 firefighters that died in the line of duty and Nelson is looking to organize a golf tournament for the benefit of fallen firefighters. Hudson was appointed to this responsibility while attending an Annapolis training session. All proceeds from this unique outing will be used to fund the Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

The Fallen Firefighters Foundation was created by Congress, but has been left up to its own devices in regard to fundraising. The purpose of the foundation is to benefit the families of fallen firefighters, but the funds just aren’t there. Through this golf tournament, individuals will be able to tee off for $125. This covers a round of golf, the golf cart, refreshments, awards, and lunch and dinner. There are also a number of other packages that are offered for this amazing golf fundraiser. A sponsorship package is $250. There are packages that are priced up to $2,500.

The leftover funds after paying for hole in one insurance, awards, food, and other expenses will be sent to the Fallen Firefighters Foundation so that families of fallen firefighters can start receiving the benefits that they deserve. Their loved ones gave their lives for the lives of others, so it is time that others give back to the families who have suffered these losses. This golf fundraiser is one step closer to doing that.

This particular event will be held on June 12 at the Kilkarney Hills Golf Club.