2012 Golf Classic Tournament A Success
A big thanks to the troops, their wives, friends, our sponsors, volunteers and staff for helping put on another wonderful event. Special thanks to Pat Perez for making special travel arrangements after playing in the PGA Championship late Sunday in South Carolina, to be here to lend his time and support.
As the banquet festivities began we were touched by a ‘from the heart’ endorsement by Brigadier General Daniel D. Yoo Commanding General, USMC. What a great honor!
Another great honor was bestowed upon everyone that night. Besides the great food, the auction and many prizes; the Wives of Warriors received flower bouquets from their husbands in a touching gesture. It was fitting after we watched the premier of this video that shows why this charity exists.
Take a moment to watch this video to better understand what this charity is about.
As reported in Rancho Santa Fe News – Aug. 16th, 2012
RANCHO SANTA FE — The Operation Game On Golf Classic continued to break records this year, selling out in less than three weeks, attracting major sponsors from outside California and for the first time featuring wives playing alongside their husbands. Now in its fifth year — and third at Morgan Run Club & Resort — the tournament raises funds for a golf rehabilitation program for combat-injured troops.
With two $10,000 contributions from donors in New Jersey and Arizona, 160 golfers who paid $300 each, raffles and an auction, founder Tony Perez said he raised approximately $75,000 this year, a $35,000 increase over 2011. Proceeds from the Aug. 13 event will go toward lessons, specially fitted clubs, reduced green fees and playing opportunities for soldiers returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom with physical and mental challenges who are going through rehabilitation at Naval Medical Center San Diego.
Special thanks to Mark Dastrup for being our on-course photographer again this year. He really captured some special moments and the many great people that were at this event.
The 2012 Golf Classic Photo Gallery!
If you were unable to attend and would like to donate to this worthy cause, you may donate online right now.
BONUS!!! 2012 Golf Classic Video Slideshow
Operation Game On’s Mission
Provide golf as a form of rehabilitation for our returning combat-injured troops suffering from physical and mental disabilities. The troops' doctors regularly advise some of their patients to try our program.
Golf is good for the mind and for the body. It allows them to compete, laugh, relax, focus, and challenge their muscles outside of regular PT. It gives them hope of a clearer future after their tragic injuries and experiences of war.
It's only through your donations that we can accomplish our mission.
Golf: A Game to Last A Lifetime
Our goal is to reach out to our troops and their families to show them the honor they deserve through an introduction to the game of golf. Golf gives them a chance to compete and be active. It's a fun wholesome and challenging outdoor activity. Golf helps build self confidence and teaches determination and there's also no better place to create new friendships like the golf course.
We have several ongoing programs and events as well as our annual golf tournament. We are busy making plans for the 2013 Golf Classic and other fundraisers. Stay Tuned!
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