1st Annual Saving Forgotten Warriors Charity Golf Tournament

by | Nov 10, 2017 | City News, Community, County News, Cullman, Cullman City, Golf, Good Hope, Hanceville, Images, Interviews, People, Sports, Videos

Cullman’s preeminent veterans services organization – Saving Forgotten Warriors – conducting their inaugural ‘Never Forgotten’ golf tournament at Cross Creek Golf Course this morning.

Wet grounds and temperatures under 40 degrees were no problem for this group of serious golfers.

Registration for this event began at 7:30 am with a putting contest at 8:00 am.

A dozen three player teams took with a shotgun start at 8:30 am.

You can see the opening remarks from the Director of SFW – Jeremy Hogan – in this video along with Board member Gwen Parker providing more detailed information about the tournament and the organization:

Participants were well fed with a biscuit breakfast and coffee prior to the round, and a full catered meal of fried catfish, shrimp or chicken tenders from Sparky’s BBQ for lunch.

By mid-morning the moisture had evaporated and the chilly temperatures had moderated. The entire field completed their rounds in just over 4 hours.

The winning team of Kip Potter, Chase Kennedy, and Chuck Kennedy shot a score of 61. They won an hours massage from Angels Touch.

2nd place went top the two-man wringer team of Bob Williams and Bo Blackwell with a score of 62. They picked up an one-half hour detox from Angels Touch.

Wade Casey, Jimmy Dale Burgess, and Jim Henley shot 64 to secure 3rd place.

All SFW winners today also received a free round of golf donated by Cross Creek golf course.

Longest drive winner and closest to the pin was won by low handicapper Chase Kennedy.

Navy veteran Wade Casey won the putting contest; he went home with a pair of Maui Jim sun glasses.

About Saving Forgotten Warriors

Started from the care for others, Jeremy Hogan was looking out for his fellow brothers and sisters in arms when he was told about Cpl B. and his issues. During that time he was bombarded with needs from other veterans, so he reacted to their needs by building what he thought would be the best way to help, a nonprofit organization Saving Forgotten Warriors 501(c)3.

When Jeremy started this organization he didn’t know how or if it would be successful, but something that not even Jeremy knew was going to happen, happened. With his “Boots on the Ground’ mentality, his passion to help those that served and feel forgotten, and their (SFW) Mission: “To Advocate for the Health, Safety, & Well Being of our US Armed force veterans – past, Present, & future” has lead them to spear head something much larger then he or anyone else could have known!

SFW needs the community to jump on board and the Businesses in town to lend a hand at helping out American Heroes!

If you would like to get involved, you can reach them by email: , by phone Office 256-747-5006, or by Facebook @savingforgottenwarriors.

1st Annual Saving Forgotten Warriors Charity Golf Tournament
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1st Annual Saving Forgotten Warriors Charity Golf Tournament

Timothy Collins

Originally from Asheville, NC, Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com and/or (256) 615-8260.