Flags will wave, clubs will swing, and American heroes will be honored at this year’s Sixth Annual Golf Tournament American Legion Ahwatukee Post 64 this weekend.

Raising money through participation fees, a post-tournament raffle and a golf-related auction, American Legion Ahwatukee Post 64 is doing what it can to demonstrate their appreciation for our brave American citizens.

The annual event allows the community to come together as a whole to enjoy a fun golf tournament while also providing support to our fellow American heroes.

Funds collected from the event support the military, homeless veterans, and high school students who demonstrate outstanding leadership, officials said.

“We support patriotism and Americanism in the Ahwatukee community,” Annual Golf Tournament American Legion Ahwatukee Post 64 Post Cmdr. Pete Meier said.

The event will have a shotgun start and participants will play the best ball out of four at each hole.

Suitable to community members of all ages, the event will have a plethora of activities and will bring American pride and family fun to the Ahwatukee Country Club, 1234 S. 48th St., this Sunday, April 27, at 1 p.m.

“It’s just a nice family type event where everyone can participate,” Meier said.

Taking its biggest backswing to continuously produce a charitable event of high caliber, the Annual Golf Tournament American Legion Ahwatukee Post 64 does what it can to grow and improve each year.

“This is our sixth year. We have been building on it every year. Every year seems to get better,” Meier said.

While support for painting Ahwatukee red, white and blue with patriotic pride is strong, there are still positions open for golf players and participants.

“People support us here in the community and now we need the players… we would like everyone in the community that likes to golf to come join us in the golf tournament and in the event,” Meier said. “It’s a very satisfying feeling, the patriotism and support from the community.”

The tournament will be formatted as a Team Scramble-Best Ball. The participation fee is $85 a person, which includes golfing and dinner.

• Danielle Quijada is a freshman at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She is interning this semester for the AFN.

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