First ever Tee It Up for the Troops golf tournament held in the Black Hills
RAPID CITY, S.D. – On Monday, the first ever “Tee It Up for the Troops” golf tournament took place at Arrowhead Country Club.
All service members and veterans participating in the day’s tournament gathered at the front of the opening ceremony to be recognized for their service to our country. The Honor Guard from Ellsworth Air Force Base presented the colors and local singer, Brandon Jones, sang the National Anthem to kick off the day on the course.
“I think it’s a great thing that it’s the inaugural event and it’s a beautiful area to have it and I think we have a good veteran community here so I think it will be a good thing to build on and for our future. My dad’s a veteran so any time I get to help out anything or any event that has to do with veterans or helping them out, it means a lot to me. They sacrifice the ultimate sacrifice for us so we can have our freedoms and so it means a lot to me to be able to help out,” said Jones.
Senator Mike rounds sent a representative from his office apologizing for not being at the event, because his wife Jean is undergoing her second treatment of chemotherapy. Senator Rounds thanked all those who have served our country, as well as their families for serving along with them.
Money raised during the “Tee It Up for the Troops” golf tournament goes back to local veteran organizations, the Fisher House Foundation, Warfighter Sports, and Super Dogs for Super Heroes. South Dakota is now the 41st state to host this charity golf tournament.