Local Man to Golf 100 Holes for Veterans
Meyer supporting military placement program
By CHUCK DELSMAN
Posted: July 1, 2012
Carl Meyer of Hartland will once again conduct his 100 Holes for Heroes program.
When it comes to raising money for Hire Heroes USA, there’s no stopping Carl Meyer of Hartland. Meyer has been relentless in his journey to provide working opportunities for all military veterans.
For the fifth straight Fourth of July, Meyer will play 100 holes of golf (or more) at his home course at Chenequa Country Club to raise money and awareness to the Hire Heroes USA organization. Meyer is expected his golf marathon around 5 a.m. July 4.
Last year, Meyer played 126 holes in a span of 13 hours and 52 minutes. Staff Sergeant John Matter will be joining Meyer during the day to assist Meyer in his efforts.
“Without the efforts of the men and women that volunteer to serve our national through their roles in the military, our ability to celebrate the Fourth of July would not be possible,” Meyer said. “There are far too many freedoms to list which we take for granted, that are all a direct result of the efforts and sacrifices of our military and their families. Our veterans, particularly those who have been wounded or disabled, clearly deserve our ongoing support as their rate of unemployment is far higher than the overall population.”
Hire Heroes now places an average of more than 5.5 veterans a week. The organization has placed more than 553 veterans since the charity began six years ago. Year-to-date, 909 new veterans have registered with Hire Heroes USA seeking assistance.
Meyer has already raised more than $50,000 for this year’s golf marathon and his target goal is $70,000. In the past four years, Meyer has raised more than $180,000 for the program.
Donations and hole sponsorships can still be done and can also be done after the Fourth of July. Meyer can be reached at (262) 966-5965 or Hire Heroes at (678) 323-5593.