On Monday, May 14th, 2018, 124 golfers participated in 18 holes of golf at the Brook Valley Country Club in Greenville, NC, raising funds for Combat Warriors Inc. The event was hosted by WIMCO Corp, a commercial construction company based out of Washington, NC since 1950.
Combat Warriors Inc. is an organization run by a board of hardworking volunteers with a heart for serving our combat warriors. They use donated funding to organize and promote dozens of events annually where they gather groups of combat warriors for local hunting and fishing trips, as well as support them and their families during times of need.
“For this being our first fundraising event, it was a huge success! The golf course was in spectacular condition and we’re already looking forward to next year’s event. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped put it together. We couldn’t have done it without you.”
We understand that these soldiers live at the point of the sword, with a toll measured by both body and soul. We embrace the reality that no civilian can fully understand the trials and difficulties faced by our soldiers. But we know of the healing power of a sunrise over Pamlico Sound, and a turkey’s wild hymn to the springtime woods. And we commit to our veterans our time and talents and passions, to share in silence or wild, heartfelt, healing laughter.
“Our soldiers live at the point of the sword, how dare us not to help.” said Kevin Rawls, President of WIMCO Corp.
Tournament participants enjoyed an opening rendition of the National Anthem performed by country music signer, Bryan Mayer, prize winning contests, in addition to 18 holes of golf. Specialty contest prizes included a $25,000.00 Hole-In-One, Domestic Roundtrip Plane Tickets for Two, Callaway Irons, 55” LED Flat Screen TV and a $1,500.00 40’ Single Putting Contest for each of the winning team’s players.
A huge thank you goes out to the volunteers, sponsors, participants and Brook Valley who helped make the 1st Annual WIMCO Corp Combat Warriors Fundraiser Golf Tournament a successful event.
1st Place – Chris Holcomb, Chance Cox, Brad Sikes, Chris Lange – 58
2nd Place – Paul Fanning, Tommy Price, Charles Ellis, Charles Young – 60
3rd Place – Bryant Becton, Gabe Southerland, Derek Schafran, Jason Barba – 62
Closest to the Pin #8 – Jerry Robinson
Closest to the Pin #12 – Josh Eddings
Longest Drive #17 – Joey Campbell
Silver Star Sponsors:
Ward & Smith
Bronze Star Sponsors:
Wells Fargo – Washington, NC
Page & Smith, P.A.
C & C Industrial
Oldcastle Precast / Adams
Mark Collie/Quiver Tree Photography
Charles Hughes Construction
OxBlue Construction Cameras
National Defense Service Sponsors:
Dunn & Dalton
New East Recycling
Mid Carolina Electric
Air Makers Heating & Air
Systel Business Equipment
East Coast Glass
On behalf of Kevin Rawls and all of WIMCO, we are excited to announce the First Annual WIMCO Corp Combat Warriors Golf Tournament to be held this Spring in Greenville, NC. Please see below for further details;
WIMCO Corp has been a Corporate Sponsor of Combat Warriors for the past couple of years, during which time our involvement has changed us in ways we could have never imagined. Having hosted several events, which allowed us to connect with these Combat Warriors on a personal level, we now have life-long friends for whom we are willing to go the extra mile.
The mission of Combat Warriors Inc. is to honor and support, emotionally and financially, the commitment and courage of our combat veterans. This challenge is met by providing our veterans with quality outdoor experiences they will never forget and by reaching out to our veterans to build relationships that we will never fail to treasure. You may view the complete Combat Warriors website here; www.combatwarriorsinc.org.
We understand that these soldiers live at the point of the sword, with a toll measured by both body and soul. We embrace the reality that no civilian can fully understand the trials and difficulties faced by our soldiers, but can only respect and appreciate the sacrifices made. We know the healing power of a sunrise over the Pamlico Sound and a turkey’s wild hymn to the springtime woods, and in this we commit to our veterans time, talents, and passions, to share in silence or wild, heartfelt and healing laughter.
Combat Warriors Inc. organizes and promotes dozens of events annually where we gather groups of active duty soldiers for hunting and fishing trips at locales offered by our sponsors. WIMCO hosts two (2) events each year; the Annual Big Drum Fishing Trip and a local Duck and Deer Hunt. Pictures from past events:
In support of Combat Warriors we seek relationships, not photographs. Friendships, not platitudes. When a man is willing to leave his family and home to protect the family and home of another, who are we not to repay that debt? We seek to offer places and spaces for healing, laughter, awe, and reflection. Out there, we are all better men when we walk shoulder to shoulder.
The purpose of this email is to ask for your help. Join WIMCO in sponsoring these incredible men and play in the First Annual Combat Warriors Golf Tournament Fundraiser on May 14th, 2018 at the Brook Valley Country Club in Greenville, NC.
We want to make registration and donations for this awesome organization as simple as possible. Click the link below to enter our event website and select from one of our Sponsorship Packages. Register your team of four players here, along with viewing options of further event details. You may also find event details outlined on the attached flyer or you can contact me directly for assistance.
We thank you for your considerable donation and interest in this event.