My company, RL James General Contractor, Inc. will be hosting our 9th Annual PROJECT: VetRelief Golf Tournament again in September. It is always my honor to invite my fellow colleagues, construction vendors, close friends and neighbors to this special event!
When we decided to host this golf tournament 8 years ago to support the brave men and women who have served our country, I was grateful to have found PROJECT: VetRelief. I immediately knew that this organization was the right fit for me, my wife, Rita, and my company.
It wasn’t until I met them that I learned how similar organizations impacted my life! You see, my father passed away a long time ago, and my mother had to carry the burden of raising all my brothers and sister by herself. However, since my dad was a US Navy Veteran, we received a monthly check from the Department of Veterans Affairs that he earned from his time in service. This income was crucial to our livelihood!
As a member and now President of PROJECT: VetRelief’s Board of Directors, I have had the unique opportunity to witness the progression and difference they have ad on the Florida veteran community. In fact, a few years back, we were able to expand our services to develop a suicide prevention initiative. We now work with ten Strategic Partners on mental health programs in hopes to end veteran suicides.
Because of PROJECT: VetRelief’s continued success, it encourages me to continue to grow this annual golf tournament so that they can evolve and support veterans during their difficult times. Last year, this event raised an impressive $65,000! However, it may be witnessing how this funding truly helps Florida’s veterans or my competitive nature, but I know that we can provide even more support during this year’s event!
If you have not attended one of our events in the past, you will quickly see that I like to bring the FUN in fundraising! We have some new sponsorship levels, and we will be back at my beautiful golf club Bella Collina, in Monteverde.
I hope to see you on Monday, September 26th as we salute our nation’s beautiful flag and kick off one of PROJECT: VetRelief’s largest fundraising events in support of Florida’s veterans!