PRESTONSBURG – The Kentucky Wounded Heroes charity will hold its Second Annual Kentucky Wounded Heroes Golf Scramble on May 20 StoneCrest Golf Course. The KWH charity is committed to helping injured heroes from police, fire, EMS and the military. The mission of Kentucky Wounded Heroes is to honor and empower the emotional wellness of military service members, police, fire and emergency medical responders through outdoor activities, programs and services. It is the only organization that does outreach to all four emergency response organizations.
Participants can preregister on the Kentucky Wounded Heroes Golf Scramble Facebook page or email John Gabbard at [email protected]. The entry fee for teams of four is $300. Participants can also register the day of the event.
Sponsorships are available for $100 per hole. Each hole will be dedicated to a fallen hero from the organization’s “Salute to Valor Boards” with proceeds being provided to the survivors of the fallen after the event. All proceeds from the event will go to helping the Wounded Hero’s organization.
Kentucky Wounded Heroes is a 501 (c) non-profit entity that exists to serve Kentucky’s current or former members of the United States Armed Forces, sworn law enforcement, sworn firefighters and sworn or affirmed EMS, all of whom have been injured during combat operations or line-of-duty service. It provides opportunities to hunt, fish, travel and reconnect to nature’s healing properties. Through sponsorships and donations, the organization is also able to award scholarships for currently and previous serving military, police, fire and EMS injured in the line of duty.
To make a donation to the local Kentucky Wounded Heroes charity, mail it to P.O. Box 2239 Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653 attention Kentucky State Police Trooper John Gabbard. All donations are eligible for tax credit.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.