For the 5th straight year, We hosted warriors from across the country at our Annual Golf Scramble! After months of planning & threats of rain we had an absolutely beautiful day for golf!
This year we chose St. Andrews country club in West Chicago, IL as our venue. The Country club has 2 courses which gave us the opportunity to expand our operation and host more warriors and golfers!
Board members and volunteers were at the course early to prepare the course for the outing. American flags lined entire entrance of the course, the items in the silent auction were displayed, and props were set up at their designated holes including our signature LaZboy chairs.
Just before 8am, the warriors met up at the hotel & received a police escort to the course! The escort was literally a mile long! Fire & police departments from every surrounding city took part in helping make an unforgettable entrance!
The warriors received a Heroes welcome as they made their way to their golf carts.
After everyone registered and received their new Operation Warrior Wishes Gruntstyle shirts and golf balls courtesy of Motorola Solutions, it was time to tee off!
Before we sent everyone out to their assigned tees, we quickly explained the rules and presented the Color Guard to sing the National Anthem.
This year’s logistics were much more complicated than years past for a couple of reasons. For one, we had 2 courses to plan for. And secondly, we had double the amount of golfers! Here are some of the Scramble highlights!
We want to send a huge thank you to our board members for going the extra mile to get sponsors and register golfers! Months and months of planning went into the event and their hard work paid off!
Everyone enjoyed golfing, having some fun playing games on the holes and most importantly having the opportunity to show some brave men and women who have proudly served and sacrificed that they are appreciated!
Operation Warrior Wishes would also like to thank all of the sponsors who helped make the event a huge success! Especially our Medal of Honor sponsors; Toppel Plumbing, Fredenhagen Homes, Grandview Capital & Sebern Homes! Your support is truly appreciated and will make a lot of future Warrior Wishes come true!
After everyone finished up on the course, it was time to have some fun off the course at our banquet. We took time to recognize all the warriors and Gold Star Families in attendance, some of them even shared their story’s and experiences with our organization. Their words brought us to tears.
It’s always humbling to hear how our little father and son mission that we started in 2012, is still making a difference today! Since beginning the mission in 2012, we have proudly hosted thousands of warriors at hundreds of events! Noe of them would have been possible without the support of so many amazing people, businesses and organizations. We are forever grateful!
Before announcing the 2018 Warrior Wishes Scramble champions We took a moment to recognize our Board members and sponsors who helped make the day possible.
Congrats to this years Scramble Champions!
Thanks again to everyone who took part in this amazing day! We hope that you left inspired & hope to see you back at our 6th Annual Scramble next year!