New Iberia, LA – Organizers of the first annual Healing4Heroes Golf Tournament announced today that the event will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Squirrel Run Golf Club in New Iberia. Format for the golf tournament will be a four-player scramble and $85 entry fee per golfer. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Former Saints Player Michael Lewis will be hitting the first tee shot to begin the tournament.
Michael Lewis is a former American football wide receiver and return specialist who is currently the team ambassador of the New Orleans Saints. Lewis has also been a member of the New Orleans Thunder, New Jersey Red Dogs, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. As a philanthropist and community leader,Lewis established the Striding For Your Dreams Foundation in 2011 as a mentoring organization to assist and motivate aspiring young adults.
Healing4Heroes is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting military service members and veterans lead healthy, productive lives. Their objective is to connect wounded service members, as well as those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, with certified service dogs. Healing4Heroes has dual purposes in that it serves the community by helping military personnel and veterans as well as local animal shelters by rescuing suitable dogs. Military personnel and veterans move forward, living more productive lives after being wounded both physically and/or mentally with the assistance of service animals. The lives of unwanted shelter dogs are saved by becoming trained service companions. Service dogs are free of charge to the veteran.
For more information about the golf tournament, please feel free to contact the golf tournament organizer, Ronnie “Speedy” Baudoin at 337-781-1958 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Facebook users, be sure to join the Facebook Event page for the golf tournament under Healing4Heroes 1st Annual Golf Tournament.
The tournament is co-sponsored by Back2Basics Car & Truck Show, Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, Paragon Casino Resort, Amazing Storage, Auto Focus Photography, Air Art Custom Cycles and Golfballs.com.