An upcoming golf tournament is set to raise funds in support of America’s heroes who continue to battle challenges after returning home.

The third annual Mission 22 Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, October 9 at Hillandale Golf Course with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Sponsored by McPeters Funeral Directors and Memorial Funeral Home, all proceeds from the tournament go to support Mission 22, a national organization focused on providing help and support for active service members, veterans and their families.

Organizer Lisa Lambert said after getting to know several families of veterans who took their own lives she saw the urgency and need for support for these service members who continue to struggle both physically and emotionally once they return home from the battlefield.

“When our military service people get home, there’s nothing here for them,” she said.

Mission 22 provides a variety of support and treatment programs addressing issues including post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, suicide risk, and other challenges. The organization also works to raise awareness of the issues faced by service members, veterans, and their families.

Lambert said several area service members who lost their lives to these issues will be honored during the tournament.

Registration cost for golfers is $200 per four-person team and includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments on the course, a gift bag and all cart and green fees. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin, longest drive, and flight winners along with raffles during the day.

Along with teams, sponsors are also still needed including hole sponsors for $400 which includes a team registration. Lambert said volunteers are also needed to help on the day of the tournament.

To register, become a sponsor or for more information, call Lambert at 662-415-0818.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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