The annual Jeremiah Monroe Memorial Golf Tournament, held recently to benefit the Wounded Warrior project, shattered previous records for attendance and fundraising.
The tournament was launched last year in memory of Jeremiah Monroe killed in Sept. 2009 while on patrol in Afghanistan. He was the first soldier from the Brant Lake area to die on duty since World War II.
Rob Monroe, Jeremiah’s younger brother, reported this week that the tournament, held Aug. 6, raised $10,360 for medical rehabilitation of wounded U.S. soldiers returning from mideast conflicts.
That sum surpasses the $7,500 or so raised last year. Monroe said 112 golfers participated, and they were from all over New York State. Two golfers from Washington D.C. competed, he added.
More than 60 businesses donated towards the event, and 16 individuals and families who didn’t compete also contributed donations, Monroe said.
“Thanks to everybody in our great local communities and beyond,” Monroe said. “Their generosity keeps the spirit of my brother alive in all our hearts!”