Stars and Stripes Golf Tourney raises nearly $50,000 To benefit Operation Lone Star and Assist the Officer

Tom Kennedy

For the seventh consecutive year, the HPOU hosted the celebrated Stars and Stripes charity golf tournament, which was held again at the beautiful Clubs of Kingwood on April 20.

This premier event was attended by scores of officers from HPD and other agencies, military veterans, elected officials, and several wounded warriors.  The tournament raised nearly $50,000.

This year’s proceeds went to Assist the Officer and Operation Lone Star, which provides care packages to veterans serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with providing much needed services to our wounded warriors stateside.

There were many sponsors that graciously contributed to this event, but special thanks goes to Kingwood Tournament Director Scott Rosnagle for hosting the tournament and Ms. Carolyn Cross with Joe Myers Ford for her unwavering support of our men and women in uniform.

A very special thanks goes to the US Navy Color Guard and HPD Honor Guard for presenting colors, and Doc Holiday for his stirring rendition of the National Anthem.  A sincere appreciation also to the many volunteers that assisted in making this event a great success.

The HPOU Barbeque team was also on hand to provide an incredible array of cooked food for the golfers and our special thanks to them as well.

Tournament Director HPD Captain Greg Fremin said, “It’s always a privilege and honor to be a part of something that provides services to others, specifically to our men and women who are in harm’s way every day, both here and abroad.

“This golf tournament allows as a department to have a great time of fellowship with a sport that we all love and also help out our brothers and sisters in uniform.  My sincere thanks to HPOU President Ray Hunt, 1st Vice President Doug Griffith, and the HPOU for their unyielding support of this great venue.”