By Monroe Roark
If you want to get an aerial
view of Henry County and support a couple of worthy causes, a great
chance to do that is coming up May 30.
The Army Aviation Heritage
Foundation will be bringing some of its retired Huey helicopters to
Eagle’s Brooke Country Club that day in conjunction with a golf
tournament to benefit Georgia’s Wounded Heroes. Each ride costs $60
with 30 percent going to GWH.
There will be other
activities at the golf tournament, which sold out last year and is
expected to do so this year, according to GWH founder Brian
“This year should be bigger
than last year, and last year was completely awesome,” he said.
“There is going to be a ton of stuff going on.”
The helicopters will start
flying at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day as late as
“As long as people keep
coming, they’ll keep flying,” said Brakefield, who has also had the
aviators participate in other joint events such as the GWH
half-marathon in Hampton in the fall.
Founded in 2012, Georgia’s
Wounded Heroes is a nonprofit organization operated by military and
police veterans. Its mission is to “serve those who have served us.”
Services are provided for
police officers, soldiers and firefighters who reside in the state
of Georgia and were injured in the line of duty. Assistance options
range from general fund-raising to home modification, financial
assistance, limited medical assistance, and service dog placement.
All donations received by the
organization stay within the state of Georgia.
As the group continues to
grow, Brakefield plans to do other events across the state,
including more in south Georgia later this year.
The organization’s official
web site is
www.georgiaswoundedheroes.org, and a great deal of information
can also be found on its Facebook page.
The golf tournament will have
a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start May 30, and the cost is $100 per
individual or $400 per team. Eagle’s Brooke Country Club is at 300
Lester Mill Road in Locust Grove.
To register or for more information about the