Lawrence Yacht & Country Club members hosted several members of the Wounded Warrior Project for a day of golf, tennis and fishing at the village owned and operated facility in Lawrence on Sept. 21.
Coordinated by club members Barry Ringelheim and Dr. Robert Raider, the event included members playing golf and tennis with the military veterans, and a dinner. The idea was to not only thank the veterans for their service, according to Ringelheim, but help with their transition back into civilian life as they deal with their injuries.
The Wounded Warrior Project provides a variety of programs and services to military veterans such as stress recovery, family and peer support, transition work training and physical activities that encompasses sports, fitness, nutrition and wellness.
More than $30,000 was raised for the Wounded Warrior Project. There were 130 golfers, 40 tennis players and 35 fishermen. More than 300 people attended the diner, where keynote speaker, Florida resident Eric Millet, who was injured when his Humvee exploded, spoke about overcoming alcoholism.