WAUKESHA — Golfers at The Legends at Merrill Hills, a country club in Waukesha, raised roughly $60,000 for veterans and military families on Monday, September 7.
Their annual Labor Day golf outing, which is part of the WPGA's Patriot Day of Golf, was backed by hole sponsorships and donations benefiting the men and women who serve the United States.
"It feels good to give back to a really worthy cause. Happy to be here. Happy to be in this country," said Member Dave Adamski.
"Being able to recognize people who have served our country and support great organizations like the Folds of Honor and The Fischer House, it's a pretty easy sell," said member Joe Best.
Milwaukee Chapters of The Fischer House and Folds of Honor, two charities that support families of those who have become disabled, or who have lost their lives in the line of military duty, will each receive a check for $30,000, according to organizers.
Army Veteran Jay Multhauf said the event is an emotional one.
"Every year it gets bigger and bigger and bigger and it affects more and more people. And we need this. We need this in Milwaukee, at the Fischer house and at Folds of Honor," said Multhauf.
Since 2008, The Legends has raised nearly $300,000 for local military charities, according to event organizers.
Today, Director of Golf David Bobber says he feels proud.
"Whether it be the pandemic, the riots, the election that's coming up, we can set all of that aside and raise money for what matters in our freedom and that’s our military," said Bobber.