PALMER — HomeFront Strong wants teams of four to take a swing at their fundraising golf tournament – Operation Soaring Eagle – on May 3 to help support their mission of serving veterans.

“Soaring Eagle is not just a golf tournament; it’s a community-driven endeavor aimed at making a tangible difference. Our annual event brings together avid golfers, local businesses and philanthropists for a day of sport, camaraderie and giving back,” HomeFront Strong Treasurer Jenna Rahkonen explained.

Not to mention – participants in the tournament will have a chance to win a 2024 Chevy Equinox or another Chevy of the same value in the hole-in-one competition. The first person to get a hole in one on hole 3 at Charlton’s Heritage Country Club wins.

The nonprofit works to build resilience in veterans and military families through targeted programs and resources. Their vision is to “ensure every military and veteran family has the necessary support to achieve optimal social, spiritual, physical and mental health for joyful, meaningful lives.”

Executive Director Jennifer Baublitz shared that HomeFront Strong “focuses on enhancing resilience among all service members, veterans and their family members, regardless of service or discharge status, with a focus on Guard and Reserve families in New England. All of our programs are rooted in an evidence-based family resilience model and community trauma healing.”

The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with registration at Heritage Country Club, 85 Sampson Rd. in Charlton. Shotgun start is at 10 a.m., lunch is served at noon and cocktail hour at 3 p.m. At 4 p.m., a steak dinner and awards presentation will take place, with the day ending at 5 p.m.

“Each swing on the course and every sponsorship dollar raised directly supports vital community initiatives. From funding our chief program – HomeFront Strong Storytelling – to providing essential resources for those in need through our food security initiative, the impact of this tournament resonates far beyond the final putt,” Rahkonen said.

The cost is $150 per player, with registration closing on May 1.

Can’t make it to the tournament but want to support the organization? Sponsorships for the event are still available. More information can be found at homefrontstrongus.org/events/golf/.

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