Monday, July 15, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
20 Shore Oaks Drive, Farmingdale, NJ
"We look forward to holding our 19th Annual Golf Tournament on this beautiful championship golf course. For more than 30 years, I've been involved in organizing golf outings and I promise that this is going to be the best outing to date and also one of the finest in the state,” said Jim Petillo, Chair, 19th Annual Golf Tournament, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation.
Proceeds from the event benefit the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center. The Memorial "A Place To Remember, To Heal and To Honor" recognizes those who served, especially the 1,562 New Jersey born soldiers who never returned home. In 2013, the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center will celebrate its 15th Anniversary, which since opening in 1998 has welcomed more than 185,000 visitors of all ages through its doors. The nonprofit New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation, with the help of volunteer Vietnam veterans, run the educational programming at the Museum and Memorial throughout the year.
During the Tournament's Dinner and Award Ceremony at 6:00 p.m., the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation is proud to honor the late Ed Eget by presenting the Edward Eget Memorial Trophy to the foursome or team with the lowest score, using the Calloway method. Eget served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and was seriously wounded in action in June of 1969. His combat awards include the Air Medal with 16 clusters, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Prior to Vietnam, Eget also received the highest non-combat related medal that can be awarded for valor, the Airman's Medal, for pulling passengers and crew from a burning airplane in Bermuda. Other prizes awarded include Team Prizes, Closest to Pin and Longest Drive.
“We are proud and humbled by the sacrifices, courage and valor of the Vietnam veterans,” said Peter Cancro, founder and CEO Jersey Mike’s Subs. “It's our honor to continue supporting the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation.”
"The Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club is a championship caliber golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller. We are thrilled to be a part of this event held by such an honorable organization," said Domenic Gatto, Chairman and President, Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club. "The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation is dear to my heart and I hope that we are able to raise enough funds to keep the Memorial and Museum going strong. As a Vietnam veteran, I am proud to be part of this patriotic day.”
About The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation
The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation offers a meaningful and engaging experience that recognizes the sacrifices, courage and valor of Vietnam veterans and that encourages and fosters a thorough understanding of the Vietnam Era including the political, historical, social, cultural and military aspects, which affected the United States, and especially New Jersey.