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Golfers see green for Wee Warriors


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Local golfers and sponsors tee up to help the Wee Warriors’ Project during the third annual golf tournament for the charitable cause held Saturday at the Roswell Country Club. Wee Warriors pays for medical bills, travel and lodging, medical supplies and devices, and other expenses for families with babies in neonatal intensive care units and also donates items to hospitals. The organization partners with MECA Therapies, a statewide program with a Roswell office that aids families with youth diagnosed with development delays. “I had a baby born at 23 weeks who is 6 years old now,” says Camille Hines Plante of Las Cruces, left, the founder of Wee Warriors and a MECA liaison and counselor. “From that, I saw how real the need is in New Mexico.” Plante said the tournament drew about 104 golfers and probably will raise $17,000 to $18,000. Other fundraising activities occur in other cities. Shown with Plante are Matt Gallegos, MECA Therapies chief operations officer, and Administrative Assistant Esperanza Villalobos. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

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Lisa Dunlap is a general assignment reporter for the Roswell Daily Record.