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Birdies for the Brave Fundraising Event at TPC Sawgrass Raises More Than $200,000 For Military Homefront Charities


A who’s who of PGA TOUR players and past and current NFL players joined corporate sponsors and local golfers in raising more than $200,000 for Birdies for the Brave through the annual fundraising event at TPC Sawgrass in November.

The event kicked off on Sunday evening with a dinner and silent auction in the clubhouse, where PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem honored the family of a local hero killed in action by presenting them with a mortgage-free home in partnership with the Military Warriors Support Foundation and Wells Fargo.  The following day, golfers converged on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course for a fun-filled day of golf and philanthropy.  Highlighting the tournament, each foursome was paired with a wounded hero.  A variety of unique military-themed activities and contests were conducted throughout the day on the course, including golfers hitting their drives wearing a flak jacket and having to hit around a large missile launcher serving as a fairway obstacle.  The day concluded with an awards luncheon.


Just a few of the TOUR players and football greats who participated in the tournament were pro golfers Frank Lickliter II, Len Mattiace, Blane McCallister, Bob Duval, Billy Kratzert and Bob Dickson; and football players Sterling Sharpe, Harold Green and Josh Scobee.



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