|Thomas Beachler, Ryan Beachler, Chris Bluhm and Bryce Garnter formed the winning team at the Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open. From left are tournament chairman Rich Brooks and National President of Paralyzed Veterans of America Bill Lawson, along with Thomas Beachler, Ryan Beachler, Bluhm and Garnter.—Courtesy Photo|
More than 200 golfers took to the green June 3 at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling for the sixth annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open. The event raises funds for a veteran's vocational rehabilitation program.
Every branch of the military was represented with more than 30 veterans participating in the tournament. The event offered specialized golf cart technology to support paralyzed veterans.
The tournament raised $360,000 for Operation Paving Access for Veterans Employment program, which has worked with 450 employers to help 500 veterans find work. The event has raised $1.8 million since 2008.
Founded after World War II, Paralyzed Veterans of America is dedicated to providing disabled veterans services and medical research, along with fighting for disability rights.