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Veteran Heroes

Veterans ( from left ) Ray Stawinski , Mark Taylor , and Brandon Iloilo participating in the Team Fidelis outing at Shoal Creek Golf Course .
“ This speaks loudly about the Foundation , our community , and our sponsors ,” proudly stated Demo .
Jason Lamb joins veterans ( from left ) Jason Rudolph , Daniel Brazzell , and Jacob England at Shoal Creek for some camaraderie .
Brazzell set his sights on collectively raising $ 100,000 through his efforts and through those of the other participants , who gathered early in the morning on November 11 at Drumm Farms Golf Course in Independence , MO .
Brad Demo , Executive Director / CEO of the Midwest Section PGA , embraced this event with enthusiasm , saying , “ I want to give a huge shout out to our amazing sponsors . We would not be successful without them .”
Demo also offered an appreciative salute to those who have served in the military . While he has several family members who have dedicated their lives to service , Demo does not hold the status of a veteran . However , he remains fervently committed to doing all he can to show his appreciation for those who have unselfishly given to this great country of ours .
“ Through Folds of Honor , PGA HOPE , and Team Fidelis , we have this incredible opportunity to give back to these special people , and I try to do whatever I can do to support the cause ,” said Demo . “ I am proud of everyone in our Section , of our Board , and of all of the professionals who teach , as they all support this worthwhile endeavor . Further , I want to recognize Rick Schultz on our Section staff who has shown unwavering commitment to PGA HOPE and to Daniel for leading the charge as one of the best Ambassadors with whom we have had the honor of working .”
As a result of this concerted team effort to recognize both military and first responder heroes , the Midwest Section PGA , as of late October , was leading the country in terms of dollars raised for this cause .
Daniel and Midwest Section PGA Events Specialist and Tournament Director Rick Schultz have learned so much from each other and have become close friends .
For those interested in donating to the Midwest Section PGA Foundation to support this cause and the other worthy causes it champions , contact Daniel Brazzell at 913.620.6020 or visit www . midwest . pga . com .
All photos courtesy Daniel Brazzell
Ann Butenas is a contributing writer for the Midwest Section PGA . For more information about the Midwest Section PGA , call 816.229.6493 or visit www . midwest . pga . com .
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