“Holes For Heroes” Event to Raise Funds for Disabled Veterans

If you’re someone who likes to hit the mini-links, you’ll have a chance to putt around Monday night and make a difference in the lives of disabled veterans in the Ozarks through the Orlan Smith Memorial Chapter #11 of the Disabled American Veterans.

Photo from 2018’s Holes for Heroes (Courtesy Kortni Tucker, KSGF)

The 2nd Annual Holes For Heroes will happen Monday night, May 6, from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Getaway Golf, 3833 East Sunshine in Springfield. Admission is $15 a person or $40 for a group of four people. The event will have a “shotgun start” at 6 p.m., meaning a team will be on every hole and start at the same time. The event is sponsored by news/talk radio station KSGF.

“We are so excited to once again be partnering with Getaway Golf for another great event to help raise money for disabled veterans in the Ozarks,” KSGF Program Director Kortni Tucker told OI. “Our Veterans, these men and women who have served, have given so much to our country. We are more than honored to do all we can to support this great organization that provides so many services to our Nation’s heroes. We hope that we have a great turnout for this fun event for the whole family.”

In addition to the mini-golf competition, participants will have the chance to win prizes given out every 8 minutes such as passes to Alamo Drafthouse, gift certificates to Dublin’s Pass and Roots Coffee Bar, free admission to Springfield Escape Room and more.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle for cash and a $250 certificate to Sportsland Pickup Covers. Contestants will also have a chance to win prizes for holes-in-one.

KSGF’s Tucker and Reed (courtesy Facebook)

“We are so fortunate to have listeners who love to support our local DAV,” KSGF morning talk show host Nick Reed told OI. “The great thing about an event like this is it gives our listeners a chance to spend time with the folks of the DAV. So often, people donate to a cause but do not get the benefit of seeing the good their efforts make. This helps make a real significant connection within to that good.”

The event will also have a food truck in Getaway Golf’s parking lot since the event begins around dinner time and participants may have to head to the event directly from work.

The Orlan Smith Memorial Chapter #11 of the Disabled American Veterans helps veterans throughout the Ozarks with free rides to VA clinic and hospitals, provides advice and assistance with disability and benefits paperwork and take care of local veterans in nursing homes who have no family here to visit and help care for them.

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