American Legion Charity Golf Tournament Sept. 8

Members of the Wellington American Legion Chris Reyka Memorial Post 390 met Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Binks Forest Golf Club to discuss the Future Heroes Charity Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, Sept. 8 at Binks.

Proceeds will benefit the Future Heroes Scholarship Fund and other local youth, patriotic and veteran support programs. The tournament will have a 1 p.m. shotgun start followed by a barbecue dinner, awards and a silent auction.

The tournament will be run by volunteers to celebrate fallen law-enforcement hero Sgt. Chris Reyka and other law enforcement personnel, firefighters and veterans.

For the second year, volunteers and service dogs from Paws 4 Liberty will be volunteering on the golf course with the legionnaires. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are still available. The cost to enter the tournament is $100 per player or $35 to enjoy the barbecue dinner and awards only.

For more information call John Isola at (561) 795-2721, Mike Pancia at (561) 324-5403 or Ed Portman at (561) 602-4409, or e-mail


Above: Paws 4 Liberty volunteers Nancy Plotkin and Terri Dagnan, disabled veteran Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Rainey with Tanker (goodwill ambassadors for Paws 4 Liberty), Paws 4 Liberty Executive Director Heidi Spirazza with Sergeant, Ed Portman, Sgt.-at-Arms John Isola, Commander Mike Pancia, Tom Wenham, Binks Forest Director of Catering Whitney Buchanan and head golf pro Wheeler Stewart.