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Orleans corrections officers raise $11,600 for Bunkers in Baghdad

Posted 18 July 2018 at 12:01 pm

Provided photo: NYSCOPBA member Kenny Gold, left, presents check to Joe Hanna, president and founder of Bunkers in Baghdad.

Press Release, New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association

ALBION – The Sixth Annual Orleans Golf Tournament was held on Monday at Chestnut Hill Country Club to benefit the Bunkers in Baghdad charity.

Over 180 golfers, volunteers and attendees participated in the tournament and reception afterwards.

The tournament raised $11,600 for Bunkers in Baghdad.  The charity is located in Buffalo and its mission is to raise funds to purchase new and used golf equipment that is shipped overseas to soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The charity also supports wounded veterans in the United States who are recovering and can use the equipment in their recovery and as a form of recreation.

The tournament, which has raised over $56,000 in the six years it has been held, has supported several different charities in Western New York. Members from Attica, Gowanda, and Albion Correctional Facilities also participated, donated and helped raise the funds.

“Law enforcement officers face many challenges, particularly in today’s society and many times do not receive the recognition they deserve,” said Kenny Gold,  chairman of the tournament.

“Regardless, our members continue to support countless charities across this state and remain committed to doing so. This year, to be able to support an organization that helps our military serviceman and woman overseas was extremely rewarding.  I am extremely proud of my fellow members who showed their support to this tournament by either playing, donating their time as a volunteer or helped raised funds.”

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