Thirty years ago The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force) was established when special operation personnel were killed on the mission to rescue the American hostages held in Iran.
Organized to ensure that the children of fallen special operations personnel would receive a college education, the foundation provides financial aid, counseling and scholarship grants.
Although these children are spread across the entire country, North Carolina has the largest number of children in the program.
The foundation also provides immediate expense money for families of wounded troops to be with their soldiers when they return from battle.
June 6th will be the kick-off for this year’s events, starting with the Bill Horwitz Memorial Golf Tournament at Cullasaja Club with a 12 noon shot-gun start.
The on June 9th at 5:30 pm, there will be a Silent/Live Auction at the Highlands Community Building with food prepared and donated by Cyprus Restaurant.
The events continue on June 10th with a spaghetti dinner at the Highlands Recreation Center at 5:30 pm and conclude on June 11th with the Special Operations Adventure Race.
The start for the race is 7:00 am at Main and 5th Street.
This is the ninth year that the SOAR committee will be raising money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. They have raised $450,000 so far through the dedication and hard work of many volunteers and through the generosity of the merchants and donors in Highlands, Cashiers and Sapphire NC area. Donations may be sent to SOWF at P.O. Box 923, Highlands NC 28741. For more information on specific events or to volunteer, please call Nancy Horwitz at 828.526.0224.
You can visit their website at www.specialops.org to learn about this great 4 Star Rated Charity.