Shots Fired at Valley Golf Course for Good Cause

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Shots were fired at a Valley golf course all for a good cause on Friday afternoon.

Golfers at Heritage Oaks Golf Course were aimed at one cause, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which helps families of soldiers hurt or killed in the line of duty.

"This is very, very personal to me. These were my men. It's a way to never forget their sacrifice," shared Joseph Maguire, a retired vice admiral and Navy Seal.

Like him, many of these golfers are proud to support the families of those paying the ultimate sacrifice for our country. That mission includes Boy Scouts.

"There's a big tie between the military and the army and Boy Scouts. I feel like we are representing our country well today," shared scout Alex Osinkosky.

Part of what makes the golf tournament so unique is that they get to fire guns to help them with their score as they work to be the best golfers.

Teams get a little help along the way too. Professional golfer, Kyle Blakely, drives balls more than 400 yards for them. It's a challenge he's happy to take on to help raise some money.

"My dad was Navy EOD. All the military personnel out there, their families miss them dearly, and I know what that's like. It's good to give back," Blakely shared.

With special challenges at every hole, these golfers say they enjoy helping families who need all the support they can get.

"No child in this great nation should be disadvantaged, because his or her father gave his life in service to his country," added Maguire.

Last year, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation gave out more than $4 million to help with education. Friday's tournament was put on by Tactical & Survival Specialties Inc.


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