Once again, we are honored to co-sponsor this wonderful event.
Experience Polo For A Great Cause!
Charity Polo has been a Lowcountry tradition for over 20 years. Formerly sponsored by the Rotary Club of Okatie-Bluffton, the event is now jointly sponsored by the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes (LFWMH) and the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, both charitable organizations serving the Lowcountry community and those who sacrificed fighting for our safety, our freedoms and our way of life.
We are focused on making a positive difference for heroes in the Lowcountry community. Net proceeds from the event will be benefiting injured members and their families -- military veterans, firefighters, law enforcement officers, injured in the line of duty.
A quick glimpse of the weekend of events:
VIP Sponsor Kickoff @ Mighty Eighth Museum
Exclusive VIP Evening Auction & Strolling Reception catered by Outback with a plethora of local and international celebrities from the Polo universe and beyond.
Galloping With The Ponies 5k With Player Meet & Greet
Located at Operation Patriot, Forward Operating Base328 Lakeview Dr., Ridgeland SC
This spectacular 5k run will culminate with a meet & greet with polo players and a special surprise.
POLO 4 HEROES EVENT
Champagne Brunch @ Rose Hill Polo Field
Featuring Police Mounted Patrol Color Guard
Patton Sports Legacy Polo Match Featuring US Military Veteran Polo Players
This year's Polo Contest will feature veterans from various branches facing off head to head to claim the title!
Please go to the Polo 4 Heroes website to learn more about this amazing event and to buy your tickets!
When we think back to when the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes first began, we are reminded of the goal that was foremost in our minds and hearts - to find ways to help and support both combat wounded veterans and active duty combat wounded servicemen and servicewomen in the Lowcountry. The founding group of dedicated volunteers was small but has steadily grown over the years as the number of people that have given their time, expertise and financial support expands. Russ Spicer, LFWMH Chairman, says it best, “We have truly evolved into a Lowcountry foundation, supported by most local communities, stretching from the South Carolina Lowcountry to Coastal Georgia geographical areas.”
Now into our eleventh year, the goal remains strong as has the support of so many, allowing the LFWMH to expand and extend the outreach vital to the combat wounded servicemen and servicewomen who have given so very much to secure the freedoms we all enjoy.
One of the ways we show our gratitude is by hosting combat wounded veterans and active duty combat wounded servicemen and servicewomen at our annual Golf Classic. This year we were privileged to spend the day with 60+ Heroes; to hear their stories, the journeys they have taken, the challenges they face, is to understand the profound sacrifices they have made.
The other way we show our gratitude is through dedicated fundraising that allows us to support programs that can make a lasting difference in their lives. So, it is with humble hearts and no small measure of gratitude that we thank you all for your support and share the results of this year’s LFWMH fundraising initiatives with you.
On Monday, August 2nd, LFWMH’s Board and many Committee Members traveled to
Ponte Vedra, Florida, to deliver a check to Birdies for The Brave, the PGA Tour Charity, in the amount of $185,000.
PGA Tour Manager, Justin Johns, shared that “These funds will be invaluable, particularly during such a challenging year, in helping these outstanding military charities achieve their shared mission of giving back to those who selflessly serve our country.” He continued, “We are proud of our long-standing partnership with the Lowcountry Foundation and continue to be amazed by the passion and dedication of all those involved.”
This year’s donation will be allocated in the following way:
$ 75,000 K9’s for Warriors
(Will sponsor 3 service canines)
$ 65,000 Special Operations Warrior Foundation
(This will be the 5th scholarship LFWMH has sponsored for a child who has lost a parent in the line of duty)
$ 25,000 Military Warrior Support Foundation
(Home sponsorship program)
$ 15,000 Operation Shower
(We continued our support of Baby Showers for Service Members
with a $500 gift earlier this year);
This additional gift will be used at the 2022 Baby Shower @ RBC Heritage)
$ 2,500 Navy Seal Foundation
$ 2,500 Green Beret Foundation
This year’s cumulative income brings the LFWMH’s eleven-year gift total to $1,535,500; a number that has been made possible because of the dedication and generosity of many. The life altering injuries these men and women receive while in service to our country are reminders that freedom has a very real price. We are honored that you have joined us in making sure that their sacrifice is not forgotten, and that they can rely on us to support their difficult journey.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
The Board and Committee Chairs of the
Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes
The LFWMH was so excited to have the opportunity to host
the LFWMH 10th Wounded Heroes Golf Classic on Monday May 24th, at both the Hampton Hall and Oldfield Golf Clubs. We were honored to welcome
over 60 Combat Wounded Servicemen & Servicewomen to
a day filled with honor guards, feats from the sky, lots of sunshine, golf,
good food and the best company we could possibly imagine, our Wounded Heroes.
To the Combat Wounded Military Heroes we were honored to host and to those whom LFWMH works on behalf of, THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice.
While our final numbers are still being tallied, we wish to take a moment to thank:
... our guest speakers for sharing their journeys with us;
... our underwriters, donors, attendees and bidders for their incredible generosity;
... the Hampton Hall and Oldfield Club members and staff for their support;
... and to recognize the energizing can-do, let's get it done determination of
our two-hundred plus volunteers ...
together, all of you made the 10th Annual LFWMH Golf Classic
a milestone most memorable.
We are honored and humbled by your continued support of our organization
and the Wounded Military Heroes we serve. You have our profound gratitude and deepest thanks,
The Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes
LFWMH scholarship recipient, John J. Eggers, has graduated Cum Laude from The Citadel. JJ was recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate for ROTC, along with earning a degree in Business Administration. He has been commissioned to join the Army and will head to Fort Benning in July.
John is the son of Army CPT Daniel Eggers, who was Killed in Action in Afghanistan on 5/29/2004. John is the third recipient to be awarded a scholarship through the LFWMH's partnership with the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
We congratulate him on a job well done and wish him every success!