As expected, Stars and Stripes Tourney raises record amount

Tom Kennedy

For the fifth 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 30.

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 $ 41,000, which was the highest amount brought in since the tournament began four years ago. A very special thanks to Police Chief Charles “Chuck” McClelland and Council Member Dave Martin for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend the event and opening ceremonies.

This year’s proceeds went to Assist The Officer, which provides assistance to officers injured in the line of duty, 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 Adam Goodwin 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 HPD Senior Police Officer Tiffany Miller for her efforts and dedication to making this event a great success and to the USMC Color Guard (1st Battalion, 23rd Marines), and HPD Honor Guard. 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 Capt. 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.

Our sincere thanks to HPOU President Ray Hunt, 1st Vice President Doug Griffith, and the HPOU for their unyielding support of this great venue.