JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – America’s Credit Union (ACU), held its 13th annual Turkey Shoot, a golf tournament to support three local charities on JBLM, at Eagles Pride Golf Course. Many local businesses and over 150 golfers participated to help raise money for Santa’s Castle, the Food Basket Program and the Madigan Foundation.
The history of the tournament has evolved throughout the years. It was originally created to help the founder of Santa’s Castle get her program off the ground. Then it was expanded to help make sure our JBLM military has food for the holidays by supporting the Food Basket Program. The final piece was to help pay for military families’ medical costs not covered through insurance by donating to the Madigan Foundation. Because of the generous donations from the sponsors and the success of the Turkey Shoot golf tournament we were able to raise another $30,000 to donate to all three charities.
ACU wishes to thank the following sponsors for their support of this tournament: Northwest Motorsport for being our first ever presenting sponsor, Hawks Prairie Rotary, Toyota of Olympia, Car Pros, Sunset Chevrolet, Proforma Strategic Advantage LLC, Tactical Tailor, The Fort Lewis Ranger and Airlifter, Tacoma Trophy, Tacoma Dodge, The Madigan Foundation, BMW-NW, Clear Channel Outdoor, Omni Financial, Cook Security Group, Albers & Company, CUNA Mutual, Print NW, Patriots Landing, Allied Solutions, Geico, West Coast Publishing, Tags Trophies and Awards, Arrow Cleaning, AUSA, Boom Creative, Costco, Edward Jones, Immedia, Country Kennels, CU Direct, INSI, Lakewood Ford, PMBA, Raddon Financial Group, MWR, and the Walmart Lakewood Store for supplying 30 turkeys and Dimitri’s Gourmet Mixes for continuing to make the event one that helps our golfers brave the elements in the spirit of charity.
Kenneth S. Leonard, President/CEO of America’s Credit Union, shared with everyone the meager beginnings of the tournament and the commitment he has to our military. Ken is quoted as saying, “it’s exciting to see the growth of the tournament from 11 golfers in the snow the first year to 150 golfers and a waiting list this year.” Ken and all the sponsors are honored to contribute to the morale and welfare of our military and their families.