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Golfing for Coast Guard Families

Two May golf tournaments raised nearly $200,000 in scholarships for Coast Guard kids.
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by Ron LaBrec
May 24, 2024

The Coast Guard Foundation’s two annual scholarship golf tournaments were held in May raising much needed funding for our Children’s Scholarship program. This program provides college and technical school scholarships for the children of active-duty, active-reserve, and retired Coast Guard members. 

The NY/NJ Scholarship Golf Tournament was held May 6 at Staten Island’s South Shore Golf Course. Local maritime and business leaders as well as Coast Guard members from Sector New York participated. The lead sponsor was McAllister Towing. Through the support of all sponsors and participants, the event raised $44,000 this year and more than $427,000 in the last 13 years.

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(Left to right) Coast Guard Foundation staff members Ron LaBrec and Wendy Taylor Emerson, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Heath Jones, and Rear Admiral James Olson (USCG, Ret.), tournament chairman and Foundation director, pose with a large check signifying the scholarship money raised at the Coast Guard Foundation's Washington DC Scholarship Golf Tournament, which was held on May 20, 2024.

The 30th Annual Washington DC Scholarship Golf Tournament was held on May 20 at the Army-Navy Country Club in Fairfax, Virginia. Thirty-two foursomes from a wide array of generous donors, including lead sponsor Lockheed Martin, helped raise more than $142,000. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Linda Fagan welcomed the golfers and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Heath Jones helped preside over the awards luncheon. The tournament has raised nearly $4 million since its inception.

The Coast Guard Foundation is grateful to all who contributed to the success of these tournaments. With your help, we have awarded more than 2,200 scholarships to Coast Guard children since our scholarship program began in 1990, helping Coast Guard children achieve their dreams of higher education while reducing student loan debt.

Title Image: Golfers, supporters and Coast Guard members, including Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Linda Fagan and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Heath Jones pose prior to the start of the Coast Guard Foundation Washington DC Scholarship Golf Tournament on May 20, 2024.

Featured Partner
Lockheed Martin is a leading global security and aerospace company that has supported numerous Coast Guard Foundation programs and events for more than 20 years.
Featured Partner
With a history going back more than 160 years, McAllister Towing is a storied maritime company that has been a steadfast supporter of the Coast Guard Foundation. McAllister operates a fleet of more than 60 tugboats, crew boats, and barges along the U.S. East Coast from Eastport, ME to San Juan, PR.

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