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BROKEN SOUND CLUB HOSTS PALM BEACH COUNTY DEBUT OF TUNNEL TO TOWERS “MOBILE” NEVER FORGET EXHIBIT TOURING THE U.S. AT CLUB’S FOURTH ANNUAL “GOLF FORE AMERICA’S BRAVEST” TOURNAMENT BENEFITING TUNNEL TO TOWERS FOUNDATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GARY SINESE FOUNDATION AND THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT MONDAY, MARCH 10TH

T2T And WWP Programs Raise Public Awareness,
Help Injured Servicemen and Women with Unique Needs,
and Build “Smart Homes” for Military Men and Women
Returning Home With Devastating Injuries

WHAT: 
More than 220 Broken Sound Club members and their invited guests will tee-off the “Golf Fore America’s Bravest” Tournament hosted by the Club to benefit two organizations: the Wounded Warrior Project and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation in partnership with the Gary Sinese Foundation that serve U.S. armed forces veterans seriously wounded while serving our country in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. To support the tournament and recognize Broken Sound Club’s commitment to supporting U.S. military, Broken Sound was chosen as home to the Palm Beach County debut of the new Tunnel to Towers “Mobile” Never Forget Exhibit that is currently touring the U.S.

The tournament awards luncheon program will feature Broken Sound Club’s “Golf Fore America’s Bravest” Tournament Co-founders Sal Caragliano and his wife WendyTunnel to Towers Foundation Chairman Frank Siller; wounded decorated U.S. Marine Corporal Todd Love; music by America’s Tenor (one of New York’s Finest) Danny Rodriguezknown as the “The Singing Policeman” in his former work with the New York City Police Department, due to his role as one of the department’s designated National Anthem singers. In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, he received widespread attention with his rendition of “God Bless America”, which he sang at memorial events and on television. During the luncheon patriotic artist Scott Lobaido, known for his “Flags across America” creative initiative, will paint a portrait of Rodriguez for auction.

Also participating on behalf of the City of Boca Raton will be Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie and Boca Raton City Council Member Mike Mullaugh (a Broken Sound Club resident).

WHEN/WHERE: 
Monday, March 10, 2014; Broken Sound Club’s Two Golf Courses and Clubhouse 
            7:00 a.m. – Tunnel To Tower “Mobile” Never Forget Exhibition Opens: Main Clubhouse
                  8:00 a.m. – Shotgun: The Old Course: 1401 NW 51 Street (Old Course Way)
                  8:30 a.m. – Shotgun: Club Course: 2401 Willow Springs Drive, Boca Raton
                  1:00 p.m. – Awards Luncheon: Main Clubhouse at 2401 Willow Springs Drive, Boca Drive
VISUALS/INTERVIEWS:
8:00 a.m. – Color Guard from local fire department accompanied with drums and bagpipes on driving range at The Old Course 
8:30 a.m. – Color Guard on driving range at Club Course with national anthem sung by
Danny Rodriguez 
(bio info above)
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Shotgun tournament play on both courses
1:00 p.m. – Awards Luncheon at Main Clubhouse with programs guest speakers:
·   Introduction by Sal Caragliano
·   Danny Rodriguez—sings God Bless America 
·   Tunnel to Towers Video
·   Frank Siller – Tunnel to Towers Chairman/CEO
·   Wounded Veterans U.S. Marine Corporal Todd Love and U.S. MC Retire Sergeant Mike Nicholson 
·   Boca Raton Council Member Michael Mullaugh
·   Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie
·   Danny Rodriguez sings
·   Scott Lobaido will be painting Danny Rodriguez while Rodriguez is singing with the painting to be auctioned off at end of event. Lobaido’s greatest creative accomplishment thus far was “Flags across America” where he drove across the United States, in 10 months, and painted a large American flag on one rooftop in each of the 50 states. His goal was to ensure that all soldiers flying home from war would look down and see an American Flag greeting them home…Scott’s mission was to make sure that the soldiers knew how grateful we all are for their service to this great country, and to acknowledge the families of these great men and women, and of course express his pride in being a free American.

WHY:
Broken Sound Club members have tremendous empathy for all members of the armed forces who have been wounded while in action. By hosting this tournament, Broken Sound Club is helping a diverse group of warriors who have been protecting our country. A Broken Sound Club members’ son-in-law along with several fellow wounded soldiers will benefit from funds raised by the tournament, as all funds donated will be shared by all of the eligible beneficiaries.

How The Tournament Began
After learning from his son-in-law Ben Harrow, a West Point graduate, Army Captain, Green Beret (with three Bronze Stars) that a friend of his had lost both his legs, and almost his life, in Afghanistan in 2011, Broken Sound Club Resident and Club Member Sal Caragliano and his wife Wendy founded the annual Broken Sound Club golf tournament to benefit the national Wounded Warrior Project. They did so with the help of fellow club member and friend Retired Col. Ed West, himself a West Point graduate and decorated hero of the Korean War.

Just three months after the second tournament at Broken Sound Club, Sal and Wendy’s son-in-law himself, a decorated soldier stepped on a live IED while on duty and was severely injured, and thus Broken Sound Club expanded this year’s tournament to also benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation that builds “Smart Houses” for military returning home with devastating injuries, such as Ben Harrow, Sal’s son-in-law.

About Broken Sound Club:
Whatever one’s passion or interest…their active enviable home life, business life, sporting life, and social life complement each other perfectly at Broken Sound Club. Known as the “friendly” club for its signature blend of warmth, elegance and genuine hospitality, this award-winning private gated golf and country club community offers a choice of 27 lushly landscaped intimate residential villages, each with its own character. All are just minutes away from its main clubhouse with indoor and outdoor dining, two Audubon Sanctuary certified signature golf courses (one host to the PGA Champions Tour season opener), a new two-acre $6 million poolscape with bistro, a new $7 million 35,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, and 23 tennis courts. This 5-Star Platinum Club of America is conveniently close to two international airports, and just a few miles from the private Boca Raton Executive Airport, Boca’s burgeoning Class A office parks and vibrant Downtown, pristine beaches, A-rated public and award-winning private schools, two universities, sports arenas and stadiums, and an exciting world of shopping, dining, art and culture, recreation, and nightlife.

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