By Lynn R. Mitchell
The George W. Bush Institute has announced it is now accepting applications for the 2016 Warrior Open.
For the past five years former President George W. Bush has hosted the golf tournament that pairs America’s military veterans with professional golfers. Why golf? It has “become a way to help them recover from the physical and mental traumas they experienced on the battlefield,” according to the Bush Institute.
The Warrior Open is a competitive 36-hole golf tournament for United States military personnel seriously wounded or injured since September 11, 2001. The Warrior Open, part of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, honors the service, sacrifice, and resilience of our post-9/11 veterans and military families.
Next year’s Warrior Open tournament is slotted for October 2016 and we are now accepting applications. If you know a Veteran who golfs, please encourage them to apply. For more information, please visit our website.
A special thanks to all our Warriors who played in this year’s tournament.
About the Military Service Initiative:
The Military Service Initiative (MSI) honors the service and sacrifice of all post-9/11 Veterans and Military Families by bridging the civilian-military divide and fostering successful transition and reintegration from military service to civilian life. Through its unique leadership position, MSI unites, informs and influences communities, nonprofits, businesses, academia, and philanthropy, in order to support the health and well-being of post 9/11 veterans and their families. Our objectives are to positively affect the individual veteran in measurable ways and to foster impactful outcomes by those who serve them.