Despite the forced cancellation of their annual golf outing due to Covid-19, the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes was undeterred in finding ways to provide financial support to Birdies for the Brave. Thanks to the unwavering support from the local community and, for the first time a virtual online auction, the foundation was able to raise $115,000, bringing the total amount raised to $1,350,000 since 2011.
Proceeds will once again be earmarked exclusively for military service members and their families from the South Carolina Lowcountry and Coastal Georgia regions, served by six Birdies for the Brave military homefront charities including Military Warriors Support Foundation; Operation Shower; Special Operations Warrior Foundation; Green Beret Foundation; Navy Seal Foundation; and K9s For Warriors.
“We continue to be amazed by the passion and dedication of all those involved with the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes. Their continued commitment and passion towards providing support to our service members and their families has been remarkable,” said Justin Johns, who spearheads Birdies for the Brave at the PGA TOUR. “These funds will be invaluable in helping these military charities achieve their shared mission of supporting all those who serve.”
Since 2010, Lowcountry Foundation’s fundraising efforts have enabled Military Warriors Support Foundation to sponsor 19 K9s For Warriors service canines for veterans with PTSD and TBI; provide four college scholarships to surviving children of Special Operations soldiers; donate five mortgage-free homes to combat-wounded veterans and their families; and host Operation Shower group baby showers for military moms-to-be whose spouses are deployed, or in some cases who are active duty themselves. This past April, the Foundation teamed with Birdies for the Brave, the PGA TOUR Wives Association, Operation Shower, and the RBC Heritage to implement a virtual baby shower where special gifts were shipped directly to military moms in and around the Lowcountry region.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to give back to these courageous Heroes and appreciate the passion, generosity and dedication of so many caring people in the Lowcountry community – particularly our long-time partners and sponsors who continued to provide financial support during such a challenging year,” said Lowcountry Foundation Co-Founder and CEO Russ Spicer. “We look forward to the return of the Wounded Heroes Golf Classic this May, where we will celebrate the 10th anniversary event.
The Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes was created to address the growing need to help service members returning home from combat with serious injuries and disabilities re-integrate into civilian life. The all-volunteer organization encompasses a five-person Board of Directors, 20 committee leaders, and more than 150 passionate, dedicated volunteers. The Wounded Heroes Golf Classic is scheduled to take place on May 24, 2021 at Hampton Hall Club and the Oldfield Golf Clubs.
For more information on the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes, visit www.woundedmilitaryheroes.org. For more information on Birdies for the Brave, please visit www.birdiesforthebrave.org or follow them on Facebook.