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USO Okinawa Goodwill Golf Tournament

Date Posted: 2011-10-28

The USO Okinawa Goodwill Golf Tournament took place Friday 21 October 2011 at MCCS Okinawa Taiyo Golf Club. 16 teams came together to support the United Service Organizations (USO) mission to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families.

USO Okinawa charity golf tournaments provide a unique way to bring the USO, our supporters, leadership from the U.S. Military and Japan Self Defense Forces together for a fun, relaxing day of friendship and camaraderie. The tournament plays a vital role in fundraising for USO Okinawa morale-boosting programs tailored to meet the needs of forward deployed troops and their families. Golfers enjoy 18 holes and an awards luncheon, along with the opportunity to win raffles for prizes.

This tournament was supported by more than 25 companies and sponsored in part by Delta Air Lines who provided a $1,000 travel voucher for the golfer who could get their ball “closest to the pin.” Omega World Travel provided a free round trip ticket from Naha to Tokyo to accompany the Delta Air Lines ticket, providing the opportunity for the lucky golfer to enjoy an opportunity to travel anywhere Delta Air Lines flies! USO Okinawa Gold sponsor KPG group, who runs the Kafuu Resort Fuchaku Condo Hotel located in Nago offered a one night stay at their beautiful resort, for the longest drive on lucky hole number 13.

Following the tournament, the players were treated to an all American BBQ catered by MCCS’s Lanai restaurant while the winners were announced:

1st Place Team (top picture)

Thomas Conklin
Chris Howard (closest to the pin and longest drive winner!)
Michael Miglionico
Won Roach

2nd Place Team (middle)

Bill Hafemeister
Ron Sharik
Mick McHale
Andrew Nims

3rd Place Team (bottom)

Christopher Eyre
Tony Frasco
Gary Snyder
Steve Molino

For more information on the USO in Okinawa, visit their web site at usookinawa.org or fan us on facebook: facebook.com/usookinawa. To play in the next golf tournament (May 25, 2012) please call the programs department at 645-2957.

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