Mid-City was proud to be the headline sponsor at the Follow Through for the Troops Golf Outing on September 8, 2018 in Powell.
Ninety golfers played the beautiful Safari Golf Club Course Saturday morning in support of Summit for Soldiers, a local non-profit organization helping veterans here in Central Ohio combat PTSD and suicide. The four-man scramble was organized by Tiffany and Amber Strawn, daughters of Tim Strawn, long-time electrician with Mid-City Electric.
A completely volunteer-run charity, Summit for Soldiers’ mission is to provide community and peer-to-peer support, camaraderie, and encouragement to struggling veterans and their families. Using outreach, education, and adven-therapy programs intended to remove the isolation that can often lead to suicide, the organization was founded and is run mostly by service-disabled combat veterans.
The Follow Through for the Troops golf outing has helped to raise awareness of PTSD locally, which has greatly benefited veterans here in Central Ohio. Tiffany Strawn, one of the outing organizers, said that she and her sister Amber started the event because one of their very close friends was in the military, and died oversees in battle. When that happened, they wanted to find a way to help.
After researching many nonprofits in Columbus, they discovered Summit for Soldiers. We found that Summit for Soldiers was a non-profit that allowed for the money donated to go back into our local community to help our veterans, Tiffany said. I am a big believer in our military, and I am beyond thankful for the men and women who leave their families to fight for our freedom.
Tiffany and Amber more than doubled money raised and attendance from the 2017 outing. The 18-hole day of golf included a cart, a goodie bag filled with sponsor items, and lunch. The event featured 12 sponsors and raised a total of $7,400 dollars. 100% of the proceeds directly support Summit for Soldiers.
We could not do what we do without our sponsors and those who donate, Amber Strawn, co-organizer, said.
Past adven-therepy Summit for Soldiers programs include hiking expeditions to Mount Elbert, Colorado and Mount Rogers, Virginia, as well as winter camping in Tar Hallow State Park of Southeast Ohio’s Hocking Hills. Their most famous adven-therepy trip location was Mount Everest in the Himalayas, which is the highest mountain peak in the world, with an elevation of nearly 30,000 feet above sea level.
The 2019 Summit for Soldiers Golf Outing will be held September 7, 2019 at the same location.Helping our community and standing strong with our veterans is what it’s all about. We are looking forward to making next year even bigger, Amber said.