8th Annual 9-11 Remembrance, Golf Scramble & Veterans Fundraiser
Fernandina & Friends Rocks!!!!
$20,000 Awarded to Vets
The 8th Annual 9-11 Remembrance, Golf Outing, Bar-B-Q, and Veterans Benefit reached new heights. The two day event started off with a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, a military posting of the colors by members of Combat Veterans to Careers, and an awesome sight overhead as we all viewed the missing pilot flyover at both rec centers. Early in the day, 5 golf courses (383 players – the largest in Village history) were utilized. On September 10, golf was played at Truman, Roosevelt, and Bacall courses, and on September 12, Red Fox and Grey Fox were utilized. 2 regional rec centers Rohan & Everglades hosted 425+ dinners & dessert. Local DJ personality Bob Marx provided the music throughout the evening.
The highlight of the nights festivities was the awards ceremony. Pictured above is Fernandina & Friends Community Outreach Chairman Tom Lombardo presenting the awards and $6,000.00 checks to each of our 2021 honorees: Derek Mahoney, U.S. Marine Corp, Nicholas Rapcon, U.S. Army, and Devin Lawrence, Firefighter/U.S. Army.
A $2,000.00 check will be presented to David Booth, CEO of Combat Veterans to Careers Organization to continue his work in supporting veterans.
Special thanks to all of the numerous volunteers who made the event possible on 2 different days and at 2 different locations and most importantly to all who donated in the continued support of our veterans and first responders.
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Nicholas David Rapcan, US Army
Derek Mahoney, US Marine Corp
Devin Lawrence, Firefighter