Axiom Golf Tournament Raises Over $26,000 for Fisher House Foundation
October 17, 2007
Falls Church, Virginia. Mother Nature delivered perfect golf weather today, 80 degrees and breezy, for Axiom Resource Management's Annual Golf Tournament in support of Fisher House Foundation. The tournament was held on the Woodlawn Course at Fort Belvoir, Va., and raised $26,146. This is Axiom's fourth tournament in support of the Fisher House program; the four-year grand total raised surpasses $90,000.
Fisher Houses provide lodging for military members and their families during the period when the service member is recovering from combat wounds, illness, or serious injury.
"We are extremely proud of our relationship with Fisher House," said Kevin Riley, Axiom partner. "And we are honored to have five current or former Fisher House residents join us for a day of golf and fund-raising."
Sergeant (USA, Ret.) Michelle Saunders, Sergeant Brian Radke (US Army National Guard), Sergeant First Class David Cook (US Army Europe), Specialist Eric Wisham (South Carolina National Guard), and Specialist Ryan Haerer (10th Mountain Division), took part in the tournament. Saunders, a former winner in the women's longest drive contest, took honors on the "women's closest to the pin" challenge this year.
Jim Weiskopf, Fisher House Vice President for Communications, spoke at the post-golf luncheon. He noted that a total of 38 Fisher Houses are located on the campuses of 26 military and veterans medical centers, offering military families the chance to lodge as close as possible to hospitalized loved ones. The program also provides free air travel to families so they can join their loved ones at a Fisher House during the period of recovery or rehabilitation.
"This day is one of the highlights of the entire year for Axiom," said Axiom partner Doug Peardon. "We raise money for authentic American patriots, we have fun, and we play golf. I can't think of a better way to spend a day."
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