Launching the Long Ball for USO-Metro

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Annual Golf Tourney Sponsored by National Defense Industrial Association

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On Monday, April 18, some 250 golfers gathered at The Courses at Andrews Air Force Base to support the United Service Organizations, known to millions of service personnel and citizens alike as the USO.  Over $35,000 was raised for the Metro chapter of the legendary organization.

The USO was established in 1941 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Its objective was to gather together a diverse group of charitable organizations and provide emotional support for the growing U.S. military.  The USO of Metropolitan Washington operates centers on local military installations and lounges at all the area airports.  It also provides services to recovering service members and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Medical Center.

The tournament was sponsored by the Washington DC Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association.  NDIA is America’s leading defense industry association promoting national security. Its members foster the development of innovative and superior equipment for our warfighters and first responders.

Wine Guy Distributes...Wine.

Rappahannock Cellars was honored to provide each player a bottle of our 2009 Noblesse Rouge.  The wine was sold to NDIA at below wholesale and payment covered by one of the sponsors, Pratt & Whitney.  I was pleased to assist at the registration table where the wine was presented to the golfers.

Dave Longley, chairman of the event, and Cheryl Luczko, Management Consultant with NDIA, organized the successful affair and were everywhere present throughout the daylong tournament.

Cheryl Luczko and Dave Longley

Attendees are looking forward to another great day of golf in April 2012 to again support the USO and our troops.






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