Patriotism was in full swing at the USO Northwest's 19th Annual 'Red, White & Blue Golf Classic, Dinner and Auction on June 19th at The Golf Club at Newcastle. USONW's Golf Classic is the Northwest's premier golf tournament and benefits the USO Northwest and our local military and their families. More than 350 golfers, local celebrities, spectators, and military heroes from all five service branches enjoyed a gorgeous spring day and an extraodinary round of golf that spanned two 18-hole courses at The Golf Club at Newcastle.
"Many of our local military families have endured the effects of continued and mutliple deployments, so it's vital that those who can afford to do so, stand together with us to ensure that USO Northwest programs and services continue to be available to the more than 600,000 local and traveling military personnel and their families we serve each year," said Donald Leingang, executive director of USO Northwest and retired Commander, U.S. Navy.
"This year's Golf Classic was a tremendous fundraising success raising over $215,000 for the USO Northwest. It was a great show of corporate and community support for our military members and their families stationed here in the Pacific Northwest," said Joe Myhra, USO Northwest Board Member and Vice President of Field Operations for the Seattle Mariners.
Included in the day's events included an 18-gun salute from the Unite States Marine Corps and an aircraft flyover from the Blackjack Squadron of Arlington, Washington.
Thank you to our sponsors for making the 2014 Golf Classic a success!