Golf Tournament To Benefit Veterans With PTSD, And TBI

The 4th annual “Swing for Home” Golf Tournament will be held at Huntsville Golf Club on Monday, May 8, 2017. The tournament benefits the Home Base Foundation, which identifies, motivates, and clinically treats returning service members with combat stress and traumatic brain injury, and provides support and education for their families. Rain date is May 17.

“PTSD and TBI are especially difficult because many do not seek treatment and recovery is a very long and intense process” said tournament co-organizer, Andrea O’Neill “This is a fantastic opportunity to play a beautiful private course and help these brave men and women return to the life they fully deserve.”

Tournament organizers, Andrea O’Neill and Mary Wargo, organized the tournament to meet the fundraising requirement of the Run to Home Base, the primary fundraiser for the Home Base Foundation. Both women are registered participants in the 2017 Run to Home Base. This is the 4th run for Wargo and the 7th for O’Neill.

Cost is $150/player and includes the use of range and putting green, continental breakfast, green fees and cart, use of locker room, lunch and prizes. Cash bar and cart will be available. The tournament is a Captain and Crew format with a shotgun start. Early bird registration is $125.00/Player if received by March 15, 2017.

Of the nearly 3 million veterans living in the United States today, 1 in 3 are affected by an invisible wound of war. In 2012, more U. S. servicemen died by their own hands than in battle.

“Many people think that when service members come home, they are free to enjoy their life but that isn’t always the case.” explained O’Neill “The mind is a powerful thing and the fact that these men and women are out of harms way, but can’t rest, is terribly unfair. We want to help.”

Deadline to register is Monday, April 14, 2017 via mail or online at swing4home.eventrbite.com.For more information, including hole sponsorships, visit facebook “swing4home” or email swing4home@gmail.com

The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program provides clinical care to New England-area service members and nation wide support services to veterans and families affected by combat or deployment-related stress or traumatic brain injury. The program offers clinical and community education and conducts research in the understanding and treatment of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Visit www.homebasefoundation.org

Located in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains, Huntsville Golf Club is a private course designed by Rees Jones and opened in 1994.

The 500 acres the course encompasses includes forests, rolling fields, ravines, streams, ponds and broad vistas.