The Family Support Foundation for Mental Illness held its 3rd Annual Charity Golf Event at Tour 18 on October 25th. The event raised $93,500 which will be distributed among several mental illness charities that promote treatment and counseling for returning military personnel and their families, college students, and others in need of services.
Several celebrities participated including NFL football players and Texas Ranger baseball players along with Nashville recording artist, Rachel Holder. Seven members of the Wounded Warriors Project joined in the activities, including Jason Wakefield who was not only on the winning team, but also won closest to the pin. Team Rosenberger Site Solutions won first place this year.
Sponsors and participants included many of the leading companies in the wireless communications industry, thanks to the support of MTPCS, LLC, d.b.a. Cellular One, Carolina West Wireless, CHAT Mobility, Telispire, Nex-Tech Wireless, and Sprint. Title Sponsors were Planet Cellular and Zip Wireless. Platinum Sponsors were the Time Group, Huawei, ClearSky Technologies, Quality One Wireless, and Travaluation. Gold Sponsors were Cellular One, Suddenlink, Alcatel One Touch, Ericsson, OSG Billing Services, CCI, Rosenberger Site Solutions, and Global Tower Partners. Silver Sponsors were West-TEC, Info Directions, Raddcomm, TSI, JTWO Wireless, Nokia Siemens Networks, Tellabs, Rogers Promotional Marketing, Network USA, INTELIQUENT, IntelePeer, Consolidated Communications, and Broadview Networks.
Beneficiaries of the event included Operation Resilient Families, a program of the Texas chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness for returning military personnel, the Montana chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Active Minds, which develops student run chapters at over 300 colleges and universities to help provide information, support, and awareness to college communities.