The second Annual Army Historical Foundation teed-off the morning of June 17 and went off without a hitch! Twenty-two teams arrived bright and early to the Fort Belvoir Golf Course for tee-off. This is an increase from the eighteen teams that played at last year’s tournament.
Despite calls for rain all morning, the slight drizzle quickly cleared up and it turned out to be a beautiful day. In his opening remarks, BG Creighton W. Abrams (USA-ret.), AHF’s Executive Director, joked, “While Soldiers are expected to show up at oh-dark-theory and in terrible weather, golfers are willing to get up early and play in all kinds of weather.”
The winning team was SparklePainting.com with Clark Construction placing second and Johnson Controls Federal Systems third. Two special VIPs at the event were Jerry O’Keefe, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, and Randy Robinson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment and Project Executive Officer for the National Museum of the United States Army.
Jenna Truax, AHF Manager, Marketing and Donor Programs, noted, “Having the tournament at Fort Belvoir is really neat for the golfers because they can see where the ground is being prepped for the Museum as they play.” She continued, “The overall vibe of the day was filled with excitement for the beautiful weather and being able to see firsthand the progress that has been made on the site.”
With the increased number of golfers and double the number of sponsors from last year, the event was considered an overall success. We thank all who came out to play!