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Local veterans celebrated at ‘Veterans Golf Free Day’ event

Chillicothe, OH (May 21, 2014)–“Thank you for remembering us”–words Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) staff heard over and over again from Saturday’s “Veterans Golf Free Day” attendees. As a way to support and celebrate Ohio’s military members on Armed Services Day, MVRC hosted the first “Veterans Golf Free Day” at the Forrest E. Everhart Golf Course in Chillicothe, Ohio. The day started bright and early at 8 a.m., and even though it was chilly, 92 veterans came out for the festivities.

“We wanted to show our appreciation for the men and women who faithfully served our nation,” says Military Veterans Resource Center Executive Director Len Proper. The event included 9 holes of golf, use of a golf cart, and lunch, and it was free for veterans and active duty service members. Businesses and restaurants like Kroger, Lowes, Bob Evans and Applebee’s also donated gift cards in support of the event, which were given away as door prizes to every Golf Day participant.

Because of the “Veterans Golf Free Day’s” success, Military Veterans Resource Center plans to host similar events in the future. A “Veterans Run Free Day” event is in the works for the Fourth of July, and a possible “Veterans Volley Free” volleyball tournament later in the year.

Find out more information about MVRC’s upcoming events by visiting us at, or calling us at 614-230-0662.

Military Veterans Resource Center is a non-profit organization that provides personalized career services to veterans who served honorably. MVRC works with veterans one-on-one to identify the obstacles preventing them from gaining employment and helps them access the resources to overcome those obstacles.  MVRC is based in Columbus, Ohio and operates seven centers throughout the state of Ohio.




Abby Reynolds

Military Veterans Resource Center

614-230-0662 x 103