Washington, D.C. (September 23, 2014) − The PenFed Foundation will hold its 11th Annual Military Heroes Golf Classic at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., on September 29, to raise awareness and funds for its work to meet the unmet needs of military personnel and their families in the areas of financial education, housing, and support for the wounded.
“The PenFed Foundation works to ensure that those who selflessly devote their lives to the defense of our country have the resources they need for a secure financial future and their piece of the American dream,” said Jane Whitfield, president and CEO of the PenFed Foundation. “We’re delighted that PGA golfer Billy Hurley – himself a veteran – will be joining us for this special event.”
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Billy Hurley III served as a Naval officer from 2004-2009. As a lieutenant aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer for two years, he served in the Persian Gulf protecting Iraqi oil platforms. During his five-year obligation, Former Lieutenant Hurley also spent time on the Red Sea and the South China Sea, served on the USS Chung-Hoon, a 10,000-ton guided missile destroyer, worked on a cruiser in Jacksonville, Fla., and on a destroyer in Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. His biggest thrill, he says, is golf. Former Lieutenant Hurley turned pro in 2006 and is the first service academy graduate to make the PGA tour.
Funds raised at the golf tournament will support the PenFed Foundation’s programs helping our nation’s defenders work towards a strong and secure financial future, such as offering interest-free loans and financial counseling as an alternative to predatory lending; grants for first-time homebuyers of modest means; emergency assistance in paying essential bills; and short-term housing for wounded warriors receiving outpatient care at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif.
The event will kick off at 8 a.m. with a morning shotgun and then again at 1:30 p.m. with an afternoon shotgun. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available, but spots are filling up quickly so those interested are encouraged to register today by completing the online form at http://bit.ly/YrkIg7 and following the steps as directed.
“We invite anyone who is interested in spending a day on the links at the world-class Congressional Country Club and supporting the men and women who serve our country to join us for this year’s Military Heroes Golf Classic,” added Whitfield.