Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we're at the "charity golf event" phase of the NFL's off-season, and Jared Allen has put one together for a very good cause.â†µ
The Jared Allen Night-Ops Charity Golf Tournament will take place on July 10th at Ancala Country Club near Scottsdale, Arizona. The event consists of nine holes of golf during the day, starting at approximately 3:30 PM local time. (Golf in Arizona at 3:30 PM in the middle of July? Fun!) Then there's a barbecue, followed by nine more holes of golf kicking off at approximately 8 PM. After that, there's a hole-in-one contest in which one could potentially win. . .one MILLION dollars!â†µ
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The entry fee for the tournament is listed as $500.04 on the website (linked above), unless you're in the military, in which case you can get in for the significantly discounted price of $150.12. Proceeds for the event will go to Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors. According to the website,â†µ
Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors is a non-profit organization created for the sole purpose of raising money to build or modify the homes of America's injured Military Veterans so that they are handicap accessible and comfortable. It was formed in October of 2009 by the MN Viking Jared Allen after he returned home from his USO trip to US Military Bases in the Middle East. Jared Allen was moved by the commitment, dedication, and sacrifices that our soldiers make everyday to protect our freedom. He wanted to say thank you to every soldier in the only way that Jared Allen knows how, by embracing the conflict and making a positive life-changing difference in the lives of those who need it most.â†µ
Sounds like a good time for a good cause. If it was a couple of weeks later, I could swing through as my wife and I are making our move to the west coast. Oh, well. . .as we Viking fans are so fond of saying. . .maybe next year.