Chicago, IL (FFH Blog) August 6, 2009 — This past Saturday Flowers for Heroes gathered for another great event, this time at TopGolf in Wood Dale, Illinois. This state-of-the-art facility allowed both golfers and non-golfers to enjoy an afternoon of competing in arcade-like golf games, all while eating, drinking, and socializing with good company.
This event took place to raise funding for the group’s trip to Maryland in September. In remembrance of the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, Flowers for Heroes along with volunteers will be placing flowers on all of the headstones of the fallen soldiers who rest at Antietam National cemetery. There are currently over 4,600 soldiers buried at this national cemetery. To finance this memorial event, Flowers for Heroes was looking to raise over $10,000 from supporters at the TopGolf Chicago event.
At 2:00PM, guests began rolling in and the excitement was not far behind. As everyone become more familiar with the different TopGolf games, friendly competition filled the room as people laughed and cheered as the games continued. The enjoyment from the diverse group of supporters even attracted regular TopGolf guests into joining the party and supporting the cause.
The excellent service provided by the staff at TopGolf made sure that no one was unsatisfied. They provided tables of appetizers, foods, and desserts along with perfect cocktails for a beautiful Saturday in August.
“I just recently learned of the great things that Flowers for Heroes is doing,” said Kevin Czarny, a Senior Engineering student at Western Michigan University. “Our freedom isn’t free. We are able to be one of the greatest countries in the world because of our soldiers and the families that support them.”
For additional information about the Flowers for Heroes organization, upcoming events, or ways to become involved, contact Jerry Cizek at (877) 923-2769 or visit www.flowersforheroes.org.
About Flowers for Heroes
Flowers for Heroes is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring our fallen soldiers and providing assistance to the families they have left behind. Through various fund-raising events, donations, and sponsors; Flowers for Heroes is able to place bouquets of flowers on every grave of every soldier at various military cemeteries around the world.
Proceeds are presented to selected foundations that support our nation’s GOLD STAR FAMILIES. These families have given the ultimate sacrifice: a husband, a wife, a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, a grandfather, a grandmother. These are the families that have received the GOLD STAR.
Jerry Cizek, Director of Operations
Flowers for Heroes