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Warrior Open Golf Tournament Hosted by President George W. Bush To Take Place September 29-30, 2015
The George W. Bush Presidential Center today announced the roster for this year’s Warrior Open, 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. This year’s tournament will take place on September 29-30, 2015 at Las Colinas Country Club in the Dallas area.
The first day of play, September 29, will be open only to the 25 warriors selected for this year’s tournament. The second day, September 30, will be a Pro-Am, including PGA Tour professionals and the warriors.
Warriors participating in the 2015 Warrior Open include:
Staff Sergeant Andrew Bachelder, USMC, Ret. Fort Worth, TX;
Sergeant First Class Phil Bell, USA, Ret. Orland Park, IL;
Staff Sergeant Zach Collett, USA, Ret. Washington Court House, OH;
Sergeant Jay Fain, USA, Ret. West Columbia, SC;
Sergeant First Class John Faulkenberry, USA, Ret. San Antonio, TX;
Sergeant Tim Gaestel, USA, Austin, TX;
Sergeant BJ Ganem, USMC, Ret. Reedsburg, WI;
Specialist Alexander Glenn-Camden, USA, Temecula, CA;
Sergeant Major Rodney Gorman, USA, Ret. Southern Pines, NC;
Sergeant First Class Jeremy Henderson, USA, Ret. Fountain, CO;
Chief Warrant Officer Jim Herring, USA, Roanoke Rapids, NC;
Staff Sergeant Drew Hillstrom, USA, Ret. North Bethesda, MD;
Major David Hodges, USA, Tampa, FL;
Sergeant First Class Jake Keeslar, USA, Ret. Fallbrook, CA;
Staff Sergeant Chris McCoy, USA, Tampa, FL;
Corporal Michael Meyer, USMC, Ret. Irving, TX;
Command Sergeant Major Billy Paul, USA, Ret. Phenix City, AL;
Corporal Chad Pfeifer, USA, Goodyear, AZ;
Staff Sergeant Jack Schumacher, USA, Ret. Annapolis, MD;
Master Sergeant Jason Stamer, USA, Ret. Killeen, TX;
Captain Chris Turner, USA, Prattville, AL;
Sergeant Juan Velazquez, USA, Ret. Kissimmee, FL;
Captain Bryon Vincent, USA, Ret. Arlington, VA;
Senior Chief Petty Officer Steve Winingham II, USN. Virginia Beach, VA;
Staff Sergeant Johnnie Yellock II, USAF, Ret. Colleyville, TX.
For more information on the Warrior Open or the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, please visit www.bushcenter.org/warrioropen or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Instagram.
About the Bush Institute:
Housed within the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the George W. Bush Institute is an action-oriented, nonpartisan policy organization with the mission of cultivating leaders, fostering policies to solve today’s most pressing challenges, and taking action to save and change lives. It raises current and thought-provoking issues and builds programs to address the challenges facing our nation and our world. The work of the Bush Institute is inspired by the principles that guided the Bushes in public life: education is the foundation of a successful life; freedom is a universal human desire; free enterprise is the engine of economic prosperity; and every human life is precious.
About the Military Service Initiative:
The mission of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative is to honor the service and sacrifice of all post-9/11 veterans by facilitating a successful transition and reintegration from military service to civilian life in order to improve their quality of life and develop their leadership potential. Through research, policy development, programs, and presidential recognition, MSI unites and empowers nonprofits, businesses, universities, philanthropic entities and others to effectively serve and support these veterans and their families in the transition areas of: employment, education, family services, health and wellness, housing and unique issues facing women.