Hope For The Warriors® Announces Celebrity Golf Invitational Benefiting Military Families

Scarlet & Gold Invitational draws celebrities to area to honor service members

WALLACE, NC, August 21, 2014–Wounded service members, celebrities, sports legends and more will enjoy four days of golf and fun as part of the 5th Annual Scarlet & Gold Invitational. The Scarlet & Gold Invitational begins on Sunday, September 14 at the River Landing Country Club in Wallace, NC. All proceeds from the event will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

River Landing golf course

The event is sure to be one of tribute to our nation’s military heroes, as well as entertainment with celebrities and former athletes from the NBA, NFL and MLB. Returning as Celebrity Hosts this year are Johnny Bench and Doug Flynn. Johnny Bench is a former MLB catcher who most notably played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983. Doug Flynn is a former MLB infielder most known for playing with the Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets. Other notable celebrities in attendance will include NASCAR driver Mike Skinner and his wife and SIRIUS radio show host, Angie Skinner, and former Offensive Lineman for the Washington Redskins, Ken Huff.

Scarlet & Gold Invitational at River Landing in Wallace, NC Hope for the Warriors

River Landing logoGeneral Schedule of Events:

Sunday, September 14                    6 p.m. – Scarlet & Gold Opening Reception

Monday, September 15                   11 a.m. – Scarlet & Gold Golf Tournament Round 1

Tuesday, September 16                   4 p.m. – Fish Fry on MCB Camp Lejeune with the wounded service members

Wednesday, September 17              9 a.m. – Scarlet & Gold Golf Tournament Round 2

“We are excited to welcome back celebrities and sports legends, all eager to help wounded service members,”  Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors® President said.  “The Scarlet & Gold Invitational gives us all an opportunity to focus on the true celebrities among us—service members who have sacrificed for our freedoms.”

Six-person teams will be created for the event. Each team will have four players, plus one celebrity and one wounded service member.  Register today by visiting www.riverlanding.com/scarletandgold. This event is made possible by support of presenting sponsors Food Lion, River Landing and 1-800-PACK-RAT.

River Landing (www.riverlanding.com ) is a private, gated, residential golf community covering over 1,700 unspoiled acres on the banks of the northeast Cape Fear River in Wallace, NC.

The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org) for three consecutive years.  Charity Navigator is an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.