Badges for Hope hosts golf tournament for families of fallen first responders
RAPID CITY, S.D. – After losing two brothers in blue Jason Lahaie decided to help create Badges for Hope. The organization was originally designed to assist the families of first responders who were killed on the job, but it has transformed into much more.
On Saturday, Badges for Hope hosted a golf tournament in order to raise money and awareness. The tournament went on for most of the day at Elks Golf Course anyone was welcome to participate. Over 140 people were on the course supporting law enforcement and helping fund scholarships for kids.
Lahaie explains the details:
“Badges for Hope was founded to take care of fallen officers and their families but we also knew that wasn’t a need that we need to fulfill every year, hopefully, and so we also target youth activities and youth that want to be involved in activities but can’t afford it.”
The organization has been around for 2 years and it hosts several events throughout the year.