Happenings: VATS Fundraiser

Veterans Alliance of Texas State to host golf benefit for Special Operations Warrior Foundation

By Brittnie Curtis

Golf Tourney Flyer-01The Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS) is holding its fifth annual golf tournament on Saturday, March 28, at Quail Creek Country Club in San Marcos. This is the biggest spring event and biggest fundraiser each year for VATS.

“VATS is a chartered student organization through Student Diversity and Inclusion,” says Joe Aebersold, a Marine Corps veteran and vice president of VATS. “Our goal is to provide academic and personal/social support to transitioning military members as they move from service to school.”

VATS has pledged a portion of the proceeds from this year’s tournament to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). SOWF was founded in 1980 to provide support and assistance to active and reserve personnel serving in the U.S. Special Operations Command.

“We held a fundraiser in the fall that we [plan to hold annually] called the Washers for Warriors tournament, where 100 percent of the proceeds went to SOWF,” said Aebersold. “We chose to support them because they have an explicit mission to provide education.”

SOFW’s Mission Statement:

“The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical, or trade school; and offers family and educational counseling, including in-home tutoring, to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty.

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel.”

Since the early registration time period has passed, the entry fee is now $60 for an individual player and $200 for a team. Check-in for the tournament is at 8 a.m., and the event begins at 9 a.m. followed by a light lunch and an award banquet dinner.

For more registration information, contact Joe Aebersold by e-mail at joseph.e.aebersold@gmail.com.  Download a tournament registration form by clicking here.

Be sure to follow VATS on Twitter at @TXSTATE_VATS and check out their website.

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