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9/11 American Flag Tournament Supports Wounded Warriors Project
By: Alex Kowalski
On Tuesday September 11, 2012 student members of the the PGA Golf Management tournament committee hosted the first annual 9/11 American Flag Tournament in an effort to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project. Each player was given an American Flag and 40 shots with the goal of placing his/her flag in the hole on the 10th green, or as close as possible.
Golf management students filled the tournament and every player arrived sporting their best Red White and Blue clothing. “Playing in this event is about honoring our troops and remembering 9/11. Taking the time to enjoy a round of golf with friends on this day really makes me stop, think, and appreciate our freedom” said PGM Student President Stephen Limpach.
The event raised over $250 and tournament committee members passed out over 20 commemorative “9/11 – Never Forget” hats donated by the PGM Office. “Our committee really felt the desire to initiate this event and begin a tradition that will hopefully be passed on from year to year. This day has undoubtedly shaped the direction of our country and a simple Facebook post or somber moment of silence falls short of the sheer magnitude of this tragedy. The tournament allowed us, as a program, to come together, raise money for our troops, and enjoy the liberties our brave servicemen and women fight every day to protect,” commented Tournament Director Alex Kowalski.