Sheridan’s Veterans Golf Tournament is now taking registrations for members of the public interested in participating in the June 15 event at Kendrick Golf Course. The golf outing opened its registration with a window for veteran registrations and is now taking registrations from the public, in addition to continued sign-ups from military veterans.
AARP Wyoming’s Sheridan Community Action Team (CAT), Disabled Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Sheridan VA Health Care System, and Volunteers of America have joined forces to sponsor and administer the event.
“This is a golf tournament for veterans, by veterans,” says Sheridan CAT member Clarence Montano, who himself served in the US Army from 1972-75.
The tournament has an entry fee of $60, which gets participants 18 holes of golf, a light lunch, and use of a golf cart. The driving range will also be available at no cost to tournament participants. The tournament itself will be a scramble with a modified blind draw for teams.
The tournament will kick off Saturday morning with a color guard presentation, an invocation by the chaplain, and a salute to military members by the local Chamber of Commerce. Among those playing will be a number of hospitalized veterans from the Sheridan VA, as well as selected military members and their families who will be deployed this summer.
The golf tournament will be one of a few different events for veterans the weekend of June 15. On June 14, the Sheridan VFW will offer a barbecue starting at 6 p.m. After the tournament on Saturday, the American Legion will host a dance for veterans and the public.
To register, applicants are encouraged to send their name, phone number, and address, to Clarence Montano at 161 North Heights Avenue, Sheridan, WY, 82801.
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