GUEST COMMENTARY: Help Folds of Honor help heroes' families

2013-08-29T20:43:00Z GUEST COMMENTARY: Help Folds of Honor help heroes' familiesBy Jim Chancellor nwitimes.com
August 29, 2013 8:43 pm  • 

I would like to tell you about a wonderful foundation named “Folds of Honor." FoH raises educational money for the spouses and children of our severely wounded and fallen heroes from our global war on terrorism. You can find out everything you need to know about them at www.foldsofhonor.org. End of story right? Not quite.

Across the country on Labor Day weekend, golf outings are held to raise money for FoH. A good friend of mine, Bob Carnagey, hosted a golf outing at Aberdeen in Porter County. This year I decided to host a Lake County event to support FoH at Pheasant Valley Golf Course in Crown Point, Lake County Fairgrounds and Lake County Memorials.

Lake County Fairground events include entertainment by High Noon on Saturday and Crawpuppies on Sunday from 6-10 p.m., along with food vendors and a beer garden.

Our Memorial Run will begin with registration at the Back Court Bar and Lounge at 10 a.m. Saturday. Riders will place a rose at memorials in Lake County and finish at the fairgrounds, where their entry fee of $15 for singles and $25 for multiple riders will entitle them to a free meal and entry to the park.

Our golf outing at Pheasant Valley Golf Course in Crown Point on Sunday, is a four-man scramble with winning teams advancing to finals at Swan Lake in Plymouth. Registration begins at 8 with shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entry fees of $100 per player includes round of golf, opportunity of a $20,000 grand prize for a hole-in-one and round trip golf package to play at the Patriot County Club for the winning team from Swan Lake Finals. To register to golf or to register a foursome, call (219) 771-6243.

Entrance to the fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday will be free, but entrance to our park festivities, including concerts and beer garden, will be $10 per person. Children under 12 will be admitted for free.

All events this weekend are being held so we can show our gratitude and respect to the families that have already given so much.

We continue to accept registration for golfers, items for door prizes and items to raffle off as well as direct donations and corporate sponsorships. Arrangements can be made to pick up door prizes or raffle items.

Wouldn’t it be cool if someone had an old “scooter” in their garage that hasn’t run for years and they would be willing to donate to the FoH for us to raffle off? I’m not asking, I am just saying.

Jim Chancellor, of Lowell,conducts workshops on post-traumatic stress. The opinions are the writer's.

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