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BROKEN SOUND CLUB HOSTS “GOLF FORE AMERICA’S BRAVEST” TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT AND TUNNEL TO TOWERS FOUNDATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GARY SINESE FOUNDATION MONDAY, MARCH 9th

More Than 240 Club Members and Their Guests To Tee-Up On Broken Sound Club’s Two Courses  With Luncheon Program To Feature Tunnel To Towers Foundation Chairman/CEO Frank Siller,
NYPD Operatic Tenor
Danny Rodriguez Known As ‘The Singing Policeman’
Known Internationally From His Poignant U.S. National Anthem Performance
At The 911 Memorial Service And Other Related Tributes 

And Wounded Veteran U.S. Army PFC. Corey Kent

WHAT: “Golf for America’s Bravest” Tournament hosted by Broken Sound Club for Club members and their guests to benefit two organizations: the Wounded Warrior Project and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation in partnership with the Gary Sinese Foundation that serve seriously wounded U.S. armed
forces veterans while serving our country in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

 

As part of the tournament programming, the Tunnel To Towers “Mobile” Never Forget Exhibition returns to Broken Sound Club for a second year. In addition to Broken Sound Club members, the exhibition will be toured throughout the day by 8th grade students from Saint Andrew’s School and several groups of firefighters from Boca Raton’s stations.

 

Stephen’s Siller’s brother Frank Siller FDNY, who chairs the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, will be playing in the tournament. The concluding awards luncheon will feature Frank Siller with the Tunnel to Towers video, Danny Rodriguez singing God Bless America to the Tunnel To Towers Video and wounded veteran U.S. Army PFC. Corey Kent.

 

The Wounded Warriors Program raises awareness and enlists the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs to meet their needs. The Tunnel To Towers Foundation — created to honor Stephen Siller, a first responder firefighter hero who raced through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in full fire-fighter gear and later died when the Towers collapsed—launched Building for America’s Bravest with support from the Gary Sinise Foundation. The program constructs Smart Homes for military returning home with devastating injuries. Smart Homes are custom-designed, on a case-by-case basis, specially adapted to address the individual needs of our most severely injured U.S. military personnel. Building for America’s Bravest helps to restore their ability to live a life of independence and is our way to show our profound gratitude for all they have sacrificed.

 

WHEN/WHERE:

 

Monday, March 09, 2015; Broken Sound Club’s Two Golf Courses and Clubhouse 

7:00 a.m. – Tunnel To Towers “Mobile” Never Forget Exhibition Opens: Willow Springs

Drive near the driving range  (see below re: visual highlights-Saint Andrew’s School
students arrive to tour at 8 am as will several groups of Boca firefighters throughout the day).

8:00 a.m. – Shotgun: The Old Course: 1401 NW 51 Street (Old Course Way)

                  8:30 a.m. – Shotgun: Club Course: 2401 Willow Springs Drive, Boca Raton

1:00 p.m.  – Awards Luncheon: Main Clubhouse at 2401 Willow Springs Drive, Boca Drive

 

WHY: Broken Sound Club members have tremendous empathy for all members of the armed forces who have been wounded while in action. By hosting this tournament Broken Sound Club is helping a diverse group of warriors who have been protecting our country. 
A Broken Sound Club members’ son-in-law along with several fellow wounded soldiers will benefit from funds raised by the tournament, as all funds donated will be shared by all of the eligible beneficiaries.

 

After learning from his son-in-law Ben Harrow, a West Point graduate, Army Captain, Green Beret (with three Bronze Stars) that a friend of his had lost both his legs, and almost his life, in Afghanistan in 2011, Broken Sound Club Resident and Club Member Sal Caragliano and his wife Wendy founded the annual Broken Sound Club golf tournament to benefit the national Wounded Warrior Project. They did so with the help of fellow club member and friend Retired Col. Ed West, himself a West Point graduate and decorated hero of the Korean War.

 

Just three months after the second tournament at Broken Sound Club, Sal and Wendy’s son-in-law himself, a decorated soldier stepped on a live IED while on duty and was severely injured, and thus Broken Sound Club expanded this year’s tournament to also benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation that builds “Smart Houses” for military returning home with devastating injuries, such as Ben Howe, Sal’s son-in-law. Smart Homes are custom-designed, on a case-by-case basis, specially adapted to address the individual needs of our most severely injured U.S. military personnel to restore their ability to live a life of independence and is our way to show our profound gratitude for all they have sacrificed. Sal is pleased to report that against all odds, Ben and his daughter became parents this year to a baby girl.

 

To participate in the tournament, more than 240 club members and their invited guests made a $75 minimum donation to either Wounded Warrior or Tunnel to Towers or their donation divided between them. Last year’s tournament raised $60,000.

 

VISUALS/INTERVIEWS:

7:45 a.m. – Color Guard from local fire department accompanied with drums and bagpipes
on driving range at The Old Course

8:00 a.m. –  8th Grade class from Saint Andrew’s School with be touring the Tunnel To
Tower “Mobile” Never Forget Exhibition; several groups of firefighters from
different stations will  others during the day

8:15 a.m. – Color Guard on driving range at Club Course with national anthem sung by Danny Rodriguez 

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Shotgun tournament play on both courses

1:00 p.m. – Awards Luncheon at Main Clubhouse with programs guest speakers:

  • Introduction by Broken Sound Club Member/Tournament Chair Sal Caragliano
  • Danny Rodriguez—sings God Bless AmericaTunnel to Towers Video
  • Frank Siller – Tunnel to Towers Chairman/CEO
  • Wounded Veteran U.S. Army PFC. Corey Kent

About Broken Sound Club:

Whatever one’s passion or interest…their active enviable home life, business life, sporting life, and social life complement each other perfectly at Broken Sound Club. Known as the “friendly” club for its signature blend of warmth, elegance and genuine hospitality, this award-winning private gated golf and country club community offers a choice of 27 lushly landscaped intimate residential villages, each with its own character. All are just minutes away from its main clubhouse with indoor and outdoor dining, two Audubon Sanctuary certified signature golf courses (one host to the PGA Champions Tour season opener), a new two-acre $6 million poolscape with bistro, a new $7 million 35,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, and 23 tennis courts. This 5-Star Platinum Club of America is conveniently close to two international airports, and just a few miles from the private Boca Raton Executive Airport, Boca’s burgeoning Class A office parks and vibrant Downtown, pristine beaches, A-rated public and award-winning private schools, two universities, sports arenas and stadiums, and an exciting world of shopping, dining, art and culture, recreation, and nightlife.

 

About Wounded Warrior®:

The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs to meet their needs. WWP is a national nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.  To get involved and learn more visit, www.woundedwarriorproject.org

 

About Tunnel to Towers Foundation:

The sole purpose is to honor the legacy of love given by Stephen Siller, FDNY, who laid down his life on 9/11, by following Stephen’s footsteps of selflessness and love by “doing good” in his memory. The Foundation has established “In the Line of Duty” programs for Firefighters, First Responders, and Military and “Legacy of Love” programs to make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of children who have lost one or both parents. To achieve our mission, the Foundation is committed to the following initiatives: The Tunnel To Towers Run and Building for America’s Bravest in partnership with the Gary Sinese Foundation.  Through Building for America’s Bravest, the torch held by Stephen and his fellow fallen brothers on 9/11 has been passed on to those who serve in the Armed Services. The program constructs Smart Homes for military returning home with devastating injuries. Smart Homes are custom-designed, on a case-by-case basis, specially adapted to address the individual needs of our most severely injured U.S. military personnel. Building for America’s Bravest helps to restore their ability to live a life of independence and is our way to show our profound gratitude for all they have sacrificed.

 

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