Tourney raises $100,000 for scholarships to veterans' kids

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A giant $100,000 check passed through Kilgore’s Skeeter Boats last week, bound from a group of East Texas anglers, golfers and marksman to the children of veterans.

In late-October, the inaugural ‘Lunkers, Bunkers & Clays’ tournament drew 42 four-member teams to Lake Fork. The triple-event tournament combined fishing, golfing and shooting as the Patriot Sporting Challenge raised funds for the Folds of Honor.

Skeeter, a signature sponsor of the event, hosted last week’s check presentation as PSC Director Garry Schnabel and his team passed on their proceeds to Diane Nemecek, regional development manager for the beneficiary.

The Folds of Honor Foundation seeks to “Honor the sacrifice by educating the legacy,” Nemecek said, supporting educational opportunities for the family members of men and women who were killed or significantly-injured while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

“This money will forever change the life of many dependents that have been adversely affected by the loss of a military family members,” she added. “Many educational scholarships will be made possible by today’s gift.”

For more information about the foundation, visit FoldsOfHonor.com.

“There is no more noble or pure mission statement that what the Folds of Honor have,” said Chuck Roy, co-organizer of ‘Lunkers, Bunkers & Clays’ through the Patriot Sporting Challenge. “The opportunity to provide scholarship money in honor of those wounded or fallen is a godsend to us.

“We were overwhelmed with the generosity and success of our first year.”

– By JAMES DRAPER

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