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Service Above Self
Golf Invitational Tournament
Club has contributed more than $225,000 for SHARE Military Initiative in Four Years
ATLANTA, April 29, 2015 – The Rotary Club of Brookhaven is set to host its fifth annual “Service Above Self Invitational” on Monday, May 11, 2015, at Cherokee Country Club (www.sasinvitational.org). In its first four years, the event has enabled the Club and its members to contribute more than $225,000 to the SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center. The cost of supporting one soldier in the SHARE Military Initiative is approximately $30,000.
Headline sponsors, otherwise known as “Command Sergeant Major” sponsors for the event, include Combined Services, Inc., a mechanical contracting service, and the Arthur and Ruth Lautz Foundation. Other headline sponsors include Choate Construction, Crawford Media Services, and UBS Financial.
“The Shepherd Center SHARE program is provided free of charge to service members and their families,” said James Shepherd, Atlanta Rotary Club member and Shepherd Center co-founder and Board Chairman. “The Service Above Self Invitational and the friends and members of the Rotary Club of Brookhaven continue to play a primary role in our ability to offer care and assistance to service members who have fallen through the gaps in service and want to return to their families and civilian life.”
Founded in 2008, the SHARE Military Initiative is a comprehensive rehabilitation program that focuses on assessment and treatment for service members who have sustained a mild to moderate traumatic brain injury and PTSD from the Afghanistan and Iraqi conflicts.
ABOUT THE SHARE MILITARY INITIATIVE AT SHEPHERD CENTER
Shepherd Center’s SHARE Military Initiative, which began in 2008, provides rehabilitation care for members of the military who have sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBI) while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. It also assists supports and educates members of the military and their families as they return to their homes and communities so they can achieve the highest levels of independence and quality of life. More information about SHARE is available online at www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members.
ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB OF BROOKHAVEN AND ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
The Brookhaven chapter of Rotary International was founded in 1989 and consists of 37 members. The Brookhaven chapter meets each week on Wednesdays at Capital City Club in Brookhaven and is dedicated to serving the community through a variety of projects. For more information about the Brookhaven chapter, visit www.brookhavenrotary.org. The mission of Rotary International, a worldwide association of Rotary clubs, is to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.
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