SU Veterans to Host Golf Benefit


Veterans are unlikely to ask for help, much less, ask for hand outs, but the Student Veterans of America of Shippensburg do indeed have a hand out. The student veterans are asking students and members of the community to join them in a golf tournament to benefit the Keystone Wounded Warriors.

The 2nd annual Student Veterans of America Shippensburg University Golf Tournament will be held at the Cumberland Golf Club in Carlisle, Pa. on May 4, 2013. The benefit is a 4-person-team, that will participate in a best ball tournament.

The entry fee is $50 per person with discounts for students and veterans if registered by May 1. The fee includes a round of golf with cart, awards dinner, and a silent auction, along with several contests during the tournament such as the longest drive, a hole-in-one challenge, and a closest to the hole challenge.

All proceeds from the event will be used to benefit veterans of Pennsylvania by providing funding to the Keystone Wounded Warriors and the Student Veterans of America. The Student Veterans of America is an organization that helps military veterans transition from the military lifestyle to student lifestyle and gives support and aid to help them graduate.

The Keystone Wounded Warriors helps veterans in Pennsylvania who have been inflicted by physical and emotional wounds received while serving the U.S. military. “They fought for you, you can golf for them,” Matthew Wagner, benefit coordinator said.

Over the past years, the Student Veterans of America of Shippensburg has raised money to help support several different charitable organizations that support America’s heroes, and they are excited to continue that tradition by helping Pennsylvania veterans at this benefit. Teams are able to register online at:, but there will be a registration table at the benefit where those wanting to participate can enter the tournament for a $10 increase per person.

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