Special Combat Golf Tourney Raises Money for War Victims' Families

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Guns, gas masks and golf. These all went together Friday to raise money for kids who lost their fathers in war.

The grants will help those kids go to college.

More than one hundred people participated in the special golf tournament in Harrisonburg.

It wasn't typical golfing. The course included shooting guns and using other combat materials like gas masks.

All the money raised will go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

"When a special operator loses his life, like last year there were 46, there are a lot of children that are left behind," said Joe Maguire, the new president of the foundation. "As a parent myself, I know well the cost of a college education, and to be able to have these young folks be able to leave and graduate with a bachelor's degree without any debt, I think is a great gift and relieves tremendous pressure for the families."

TSSI organized the event, and the company expects to raise more than $10,000 for those kids to go to college.

Maguire says hundreds of men die in combat in special operations every year.

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