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Minuteman Committee to host golf tournament

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The 162nd Fighter Wing Minuteman Committee, the Arizona Air Guard's community advocacy and support group, will host its annual golf tournament at the Vistoso Golf Resort here, Oct. 29.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Each year, the tournament raises funds to benefit Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, the Jimmy Jet Foundation, Wright Flight, Project Challenge, and the 162nd Family Readiness Group.

Committee members, wing members, family and friends are invited to participate; however, golfers should sign up early since the tournament is limited to 100 people.

Entry fees are $100 per person which includes green fees, a cart, food, prizes and a charitable donation.

Raffle tickets will also be sold at the tournament for $5 each, or $100 for 25. Prizes range from a pre-paid gas card, to an F-16 simulator ride to two round trip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental United States.

To sign up, download the form below. To sponsor a tee box or a foursome download the sponsorship forms. Questions may be referred to the committee golf tournament chairman, Matthew Brogen at 576-8827. Raffle tickets may be purchased from Brian Andrews at 909-4814.

The Minuteman Committee consists of Southern Arizona community and business leaders who volunteer their time and energy to support Tucson's 162nd Fighter Wing members and their families.

Due to current global circumstances it is not uncommon for Guard members to be away from their home, family and friends for extended periods of time. The Minuteman Committee recognizes and appreciates the selfless sacrifices made by all Guard members and their families.

One way the Minuteman Committee shows its appreciation is through fund raising events such as the annual golf tournament. The Minuteman Committee organizes the golf tournament as a small gesture to say thank you to guardsmen who put their lives on hold and many times in harm's way so that all Americans will have the opportunity for a better quality of life.

The annual golf tournament is the only event organized by the Minuteman Committee where funds are raised for five different non-profit organizations. The golf tournament generates much needed funding for the following organizations:

Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) conducts employer support programs, including informational briefings, mediation and recognition of employers whose policies support or encourage participation in the National Guard and Reserve. By explaining the missions of the National Guard and Reserve and by increasing public awareness of the role of the employer, ESGR works to develop a dialogue among employers and local National Guard and Reserve unit commanders and service members.

Wright Flight, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation which was founded in 1986 in Tucson. Their incentive program graduates nearly 1,000 local youths each year and turns lives around, "Helping Kids Reach New Heights" both in educational endeavors and personal development. Wright Flight utilizes aviation interest to motivate kids to excel in school.

The Jimmy Jet Foundation (JJF) is a non-profit Arizona Corporation serving the 162nd Fighter Wing members, their families and the Tucson community. The foundation is named after an Arizona Air National Guard F-16 crew chief, Jimmy "Jet" Bracamonte. The JJF mission is to assist unit and community members in need, more specifically, those who suffer financial setbacks due to unforeseen events in their lives. Since the inception of the Jimmy Jet Foundation, more than 280 individuals and families from the Arizona Air National Guard and Tucson community have received financial assistance.

Arizona Project Challenge is a preventive "youth at risk" program. It is designed around an intervention model built on eight core components needed for successful living. The eight core components are comprised of life coping skills, academic excellence, responsible citizenship, health and hygiene, job skills, physical fitness, leadership and followership, and service to community. With the Challenge program the Arizona National Guard is able to fill a void by providing a challenging military-based educational program in residence for high school dropouts who desire to succeed. The intent of the program is to challenge each participant academically, physically, psychologically, and emotionally so that they can function productively in the community.

The 162nd Family Readiness Group's mission is to plan, develop and execute the programs of Family Readiness such as, Outreach, and Youth, and Volunteer Management that encourage partnerships and educate Soldiers and Airmen, their Families, and our Communities.

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