Honor Day Draws Support for Post-9/11 Military Families
New Jersey event will benefit service members through Hope For The Warriors
FARMINGDALE, N.J. (May 25, 2016) – In conjunction with Fleet Week, Eagle Oaks Honor Day held at the Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale, New Jersey, on May 26, 2016, will raise funds for Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 service members and military families.
The 2016 Eagle Oak’s Honor Day will play host to approximately 200 active-duty Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary for a day of leisure and golf on a championship caliber golf course. The Marines will receive a hosted lunch, a golf tournament and a banquet dinner at the country club.
In addition to the golf tournament, local units will bring in tanks and trucks for an educational program for local school children participating in a field trip.
The event also seeks to inspire a new generation of patriots by including a programmatic aspect. Eagle Oaks has invited Monmouth County schools and more than 200 Police Athletic League (PAL) youth participants to learn about the military thanks to the Central Jersey Recruiting Company Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion NAES. The Battalion will showcase the Army’s Science, Technology, Mathematics, Art and Engineering (STEAM) assets, careers and opportunities through a variety of experiential activities, kicking off at 10 a.m. ET.
“It’s an incredible feeling to be able to provide the Fleet Week experience to local youth,” said John Reinhardt, member and proud supporter of Honor Day.
“Honor Day is a wonderful opportunity for Hope For The Warriors to have a presence and bring awareness to service members and the military community of New Jersey,” said Robin Kelleher, president of Hope For The Warriors. “We thank the event’s sponsors, attendees and community for their continued impact in the eighth year of this event.”
Non-members can purchase tickets for the golf and dinner for $500 per individual. Registration for members of Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club is $400. Tickets for the dinner banquet only are $175.
Last’s year’s event brought more than 150 club members and 50 Marines to enjoy a day of golfing and a catered dinner to honor the service of veterans and military families. Honor Day 2015 grossed approximately $56,000 for service members and their families.
To learn more about how Hope For The Warriors supports post-9/11 military families, please visit www.hopeforthewarriors.org.
Hope For The Warriors Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club
Erin McCloskey Joe Callahan
(336) 207-5222 (908) 966-2145
About Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club:
Nestled in the New Jersey town of Farmingdale in Monmouth County, Eagle Oaks is everything a private golf and country club should be: a Championship caliber golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and John Miller, a stunning Southern Colonial-inspired clubhouse, and lush landscaping on 350 acres near the New Jersey coastline. Visit www.eagleoaks.com
About Hope For The Warriors:
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served approximately 10,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 151 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 since 2010. For more information, visit http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/, Facebook or Twitter.