The Capitol Area Chapter of SBCA hosted its first annual golf tournament on May 6, 2014. Over 80 participants enjoyed playing on the immaculate greens of the Fort Belvoir Golf Club under perfect weather conditions. Thanks to several very generous sponsors, and even more generous hearts during the course of play, the tournament raised over $20,000 to benefit the BCMC Build 2014 project and Operation FINALLY HOME. Gene Frogale and Rhonda Leppert, Allied Systems/Annandale Millwork, coordinated the event with the help of many chapter members. Above center, Frogale (right) is pictured with Operation FINALLY HOME founder, Dan Wallrath (left).
Laura Sellinger (pictured above right), a veteran of three tours in Afghanistan and a recipient of a mortgage-free house built by Operation FINALY HOME, gave tournament participants her perspective on the immense value a home provides to her and fellow wounded veterans. Sellinger’s presentation was raw and moving, and further cemented the collective sentiment that the goal of BCMC Build, and its partnership with Operation FINALLY HOME, was an important and worthwhile endeavor. If you want to get involved in BCMC Build 2014 in Charlotte, NC, contact Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org.