Florida Forest Service-Everglades District Schedules
Veterans Day Golf Tournament
To Benefit “Operation Outdoor Freedom”
(July 9th, 2018 – Davie, FL) Local golfers are invited to support wounded veterans by participating in the “Veterans Day Golf Tournament” on Sunday, November 11th benefiting Operation Outdoor Freedom. The tournament is being organized by the Florida Forest Service-Everglades District to raise funds for Operation Outdoor Freedom, a program started in 2011 to provide recreational and rehabilitation opportunities for wounded veterans in Florida’s great outdoors. Over the years, Operation Outdoor Freedom has hosted more than 3,200 veterans at more than 400 outdoor events.
The “Veterans Day Golf Tournament” will be held at Davie Golf Club, 8201 Nova Drive, Davie, FL 33324 on Sunday, November 11th with a 1:00 PM shotgun start. Florida Forest Service Honor Guard will make a Presentation of the Colors prior to the tournament and wounded veterans who have benefited from Operation Outdoor Freedom will be introduced.
The tournament format will be a 4-player best ball scramble and is open to all amateur golfers. Entry fee is $125 per player and includes golf, lunch, dinner, beverages and entry into course contests. Special activities will include a Putting Contest sponsored by Paragon Ridge 8 Theater and Hole-in-One contest sponsored by Pines Lincoln. Golfers and sponsors who wish to register or donate should make checks payable to “Friends of Florida State Forests”. In the memo section write “Operation Outdoor Freedom” and mail it to Florida Forest Service-Everglades District, 3315 SW College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314 Attn: OOF. (FFSF/OOF – Friends of Florida State Forests / Operation Outdoor Freedom is a 501-C-3 tax exempt non-profit corporation). All net proceeds from the tournament will go to support the services of Operation Outdoor Freedom.
Lunch prior to the tournament will be served by Mission BBQ. The awards dinner following the tournament will be catered by Winghouse-Davie.
Companies interested in sponsoring the Veterans Day Golf Tournament Benefiting Operation Outdoor Freedom should contact Michael Beck, the local Operation Outdoor Freedom Coordinator at the Florida Forest Service Everglades District Office (E-mail: Michael.Beck@FreshFromFlorida.com).
About Operation Outdoor Freedom: Operation Outdoor Freedom is administered by the Florida Forest Service and provides wounded veterans with recreational outdoor activities, such as guided canoe rides, camping, diving and fishing trips, free of charge. Designated state and agricultural lands throughout Florida grant these veterans unique opportunities for recreation and rehabilitation. To qualify for participation, veterans must be Florida residents and have a service-connected disability rating of 30% or greater from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or be a Purple Heart recipient. All funding for Operation Outdoor Freedom veteran support services comes from private donors. For more information visit: www.OperationOutdoorFreedom.com .