Billy Trudsoe (left) and Rob Monroe (right) approach a tee during the 2011 edition of the annual Jeremiah Monroe Memorial Golf Tournament. This year’s tourney, set for Saturday June 1, is to include music, raffles and a silent auction. Everyone is invited to attend, whether a golfer or not, for a day of fun socializing — to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
CHESTERTOWN Four years ago, Jeremiah Monroe of Brant Lake, serving as an Army soldier, gave the ultimate sacrifice to his nation.
Since then his friends, family members and other local citizens have paid tribute to Monroe, who was killed in Sept. 2009 while on patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Year after year, dozens of area citizens have gathered to play golf in an annual tournament that memorializes Monroe — plus uplifts and heals the lives of other soldiers.
The proceeds of the event are contributed to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit group that aids injured soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan — with therapy, counseling and prosthetics.
The fourth annual Jeremiah Monroe Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Monroe family, is set for noon Saturday June 1 at Green Mansions Golf Club in Chestertown. The course is located on Tripp Lake Road off Rte. 9 north of Warrensburg.
The tournament format is four-player scramble over 18 holes. Handicaps apply. The charge of $80 per person includes cart, food and beverages.
The event features prizes, a raffle and silent auction. Deejay Phil Downey is scheduled to entertain. Dinner is to be served after the tournament. To reserve a spot, call Green Mansions at 494-7222.
Those not golfing are welcome to attend. Dozens of area businesses throughout northern Warren County have donated cash, goods and services to the event.
To contribute, call Rich or Nikki Rising at 494-2178 or Rob Monroe at 494-4543.