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TPC Prestancia Raises Over $60,000 To Support Our Troops
November 13, 2015

TPC Prestancia Raises Over $60,000 To Support Our Troops

Sarasota, FL. – Heritage Golf Group is proud to announce, TPC Prestancia, a Heritage Golf Group property, raised over $60,000 at their annual golf tournament on Monday, November 9th, 2015. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit PGA TOUR Charities, Inc.’s Birdies for the Brave®, a national military outreach initiative dedicated to raising funds and awareness for military homefront charities that provide critical services to meet the specialized needs of military members, wounded veterans, and their families.

TPC Prestancia’s golf tournament benefitting Birdies for the Brave had a full field of over 200 golfers playing two golf courses: Club Course & Stadium Course. The tournament commenced with a patriotic Opening Ceremony featuring bagpipes and each foursome of golfers was joined by an active duty military member. Their participation brought real-world military heroism to life through the round of golf. Following tournament play, the post-round reception featured a speech by guest speakers, retired Major Steven McLeary, Executive Director for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Catherine (Cartwright) Tumbleson, Retired LPGA Professional & Original Founder of Operations Birdies which transpired into Birdies for the Brave, & Major Rob Kilmartin, US Army (Ret) & recipient of the Bronze Star as well as two Purple Heart Medals. Reception events included dinner for all participants and guests, a silent auction, raffles and an awards presentation.

“We would like to say ‘Thank You’ to our TPC Prestancia Members for their continued commitment to events benefitting Birdies for the Brave,” said Bob Holzman, TPC Prestancia General Manager who also served in Vietnam. “Without the support of the Members, sponsors and community, we wouldn’t be able to support the brave Men and Women of our armed forces.”

One of six Heritage Golf Group properties hosting an event benefitting Birdies for the Brave, TPC Prestancia has raised more than $60,000 for the Birdies for the Brave program in 2015. TPC Prestancia is proud to honor their long-standing commitment by continuing its dedication to the cause and is currently selecting sponsors to promote its next event in November 2016. Since 2008, the Heritage Golf Group Collection of golf properties has been dedicated to raising awareness and generating more than $2.6 million benefitting Birdies for the Brave.

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