PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - Dozens of golfers from all across South Mississippi will soon be hitting the fairways of a Lamar County golf course to help wounded veterans. On March 18, they'll take part in the third annual Wounded Minutemen of Mississippi Golf Tournament at the Pine Creek Golf Club in Purvis.
All proceeds will benefit Mississippi National Guard veterans who received the Purple Heart in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The goal for this year's event is $40,000.
"We raised $32,000 last year and the first year we raised $26,000," said Johnny Sellers, tournament organizer.
"We're trying to keep increasing it and as we increase, we can expand out to any veteran who's been wounded and that's our goal," he said.
"We have a lot of play from Camp Shelby which is right down the road," said Chad Vivien, general manager of Pine Creek Golf Club. "This whole community is full of army veterans and active military members right now and it's one way for us to give back to the community," he said.
You can find out how to enter a team by calling Pine Creek Golf Club or by going online to www.woundedminutemen.com.