The Florida Veterans Foundation announces Mrs. Chuck Yeager will serve in person as Chair of the Leatherneck Scramble Golf Tournament on November 14th, 2022 at Southwood Golf Club. The annual tournament, which honors heroes and supports Veterans in need, will also celebrate the 75th Anniversary of General Chuck Yeager’s breaking of the sound barrier as part of this year’s activities. Mrs. Yeager is a writer, director, producer, actor, historian and non-profit consultant.
American hero and fighter ace General Chuck Yeager fought in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. In 1947, he became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, which became the basis for the book by Thomas Wolfe, and subsequent movie, “The Right Stuff”.
“Many Veterans across the state are experiencing homelessness, eviction, mental health problems, PTSD and other issues that are impeding their quality of life,” said Lew Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Veterans Foundation.
“We’re thrilled to have Mrs. Yeager join us in our efforts to raise funds that will help with emergency financial assistance, outreach and direct services to help give these heroes a hope for a better quality of life.”
The annual Florida Veterans Foundation Golf Tournament is a full-day of fun that includes a variety of on-course contests, raffles, auction, a “break the sound barrier” challenge and an $10,000 prize for a hole-in-one. Players will experience one of the most celebrated golf course layouts in Florida and enjoy a day of fun, ceremony, and support for Veterans. Awards will be given to the first and second place team along with the infamous “Maggie’s Drawers” award for the heavy hearts. Skill is not required and scramble rules apply.
Participation packages are available on www.BirdiesforVeterans.com. If you cannot play, you can still make a difference and donate. For more information, and to donate auction or raffle items, contact Tournament Director Lew Wilson at 850-590-3830 or email Lew@HelpFLVets.org. Proceeds support the Florida Veterans Foundation, General Chuck Yeager Legacy Foundation and the Tallahassee Marine Corps League.