Golf for vets | Sports and outdoors

The Moab VFW Post 10900 hosted its 16th Annual Charity Golf Scramble at the Moab Golf Course on Saturday August 28. Station commander Terry Lance said the event attracted 72 golfers and is expected to raise more than $ 8,000 to help Grand County veterans cover medical transportation costs. scholarships for high school students, Christmas gifts, and outdoor programs for veterans with PTSD and other war injuries. Since the event started in 2004, it has raised over $ 150,000 for VFW charities.

This year’s golf scramble winners were Keith Montoya, Taylor Bane, Dan Lotfinia and club pro Robbie Jones.

Post Senior Vice Commander Fred Every has organized the golf outing since its inception 16 years ago. He said all of the prizes were donated by companies such as US Foods, Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab Golf Club, Pepsi and City Market. Many other local businesses provided food, drink and in-kind services to support the charity event. Mr. Every stressed that without the support of the community, the VFW would not be able to help the local vets who rely on the VFW for help.

The Moab Golf Club organizes several golf outings each year for the benefit of local organizations and charities. Upcoming charity golf outings at Moab Golf Club include the MGC Charity Classic on November 6th and 7th, the St. Jude Charity Scramble on November 13th and Toys Fore Kids on November 20th. For more information on upcoming golf fundraisers, contact Moab Golf Club at 435-259-6488.

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