The 10th annual Kingwood Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Clubs of Kingwood with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
The event will honor three Kingwood young men who died while serving their country in Afghanistan and Iraq: Brandon Bury, Bill Meeuwsen and Luke Yepsen. Net proceeds will benefit a number of tax-exempt organizations who support active military, veterans and their families with special needs, and help fund scholarships at Kingwood High School in each of the fallen’s names.
An entry fee of $800/foursome or $200/individual includes green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and dinner. The tournament begins with registration at 11 a.m. and ends with an awards ceremony, dinner provided by BB’s Cafe, a short after-dinner program, a raffle, silent auction and music provided throughout the evening by Mickey Hobbs. The opening ceremony will include a patriotic flyover by the Commemorative Air Force.
The event is open to the public and all golfers and patriots are encouraged to participate. To register, electronic forms can be found at kingwoodfallenheroes.com or by calling 713-898-6694. Dinner tickets for non golfers can be purchased for $25 each at the same contact number after Oct. 3.
Scott Mitchell, Kingwood Fallen Heroes founder, said, “We will forever miss these three young men who gave their lives for our country so we may continue enjoying the many freedoms that come with being an American citizen. This annual event celebrates their strength and courage, and continues our promise that their sacrifices will never be forgotten. It is particularly important that we continue our mission with recent events in Afghanistan and the 20th anniversary of 911. Our community has supported our past efforts and we hope our friends and neighbors will continue that giving spirit that is so reflective of our area. In our first nine years, we have been able to gift nearly $650,000 to our lead partners and a number of other local groups supporting our mission. The Blue Star Mothers of America, Hope For The Warriors, CreatiVets and Gary Sinise’s Snowball Express all do great work to support our military and our veterans and families and we hope that support will continue in 2021. In addition, everyone has a fun time at a great golf facility. Be assured we will take every precautionary step to ensure safety and wellness regarding COVID so, hopefully, that won’t impact our event this year as it did last year when we were forced to postpone — then cancel our program.”
More information, including sponsorship opportunities, can be found at kingwoodfallenheroes.com.