The project exists to honor and empower Wounded Warriors from New Mexico who incur service-connected injuries.
The organization is still looking for veterans who may qualify.
“Since we started the New Mexico Elks Wounded Warriors Charity Golf tournaments, we have assisted more than 185 local veterans and their families with over $146,000 in assistance,” organizer Ralph Brown said. “Some of the local veterans’ needs were temporary housing, a new hot water heater, repairing a swamp cooler, groceries, prescription medicine and emergency utilities payments. Many, if not all, of these veterans had exhausted all other means of assistance.”
A complete list of assistance is available at the Roswell Elks Lodge.
“We have a goal of raising $30,000 for the Roswell Elks Supporting New Mexico Wounded Warriors Charity Golf project. This will be obtained by the local community support responding to thank our veterans,” Brown said. He is still looking for sponsors.
“One hundred percent of your donation will help individuals in our local community. Due to the recent negative national news report of the National Wounded Warrior project, I want to clarify that the local Roswell Elks Lodge No. 969 Charity Golf, which I am involved with, is not affiliated with this national program,” Brown said.
The sixth annual Roswell Elks New Mexico Wounded Warriors Charity Golf Tournament kicks off Sept. 9 at 8:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at the New Mexico Military Institute Golf Course, 201 W. 19th St.
The entry fee is $75 per person and $300 per four-person team. Only the first 24 paid team entries will be accepted. Only one single-digit handicap per team is permitted with a minimum team handicap of at least 40.
Sponsorships start at $100 and include a sign, a hat and two tickets for refreshments and lunch.
Breakfast, lunch, range balls and green fees are included in the fee. The tournament will conclude with a gathering at the Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave., for lunch, refreshments and scoring.
For more information about sponsorships, contact Magil Duran at 575-626-7311 or the Elks Lodge at 575-622-1560.
For more information, call chairperson Ralph Brown at 575-627-9255.
Christina Stock may be contacted at 622-7710, ext. 309, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.