Carl Meyer hits fairways again July 4, 2018, in daylong effort to support Hire Heroes USA
For the past 10 years, Carl Meyer has celebrated America’s Independence Day on a golf course for his annual “100 Holes for Our Heroes” fundraiser. What’s unique about this event is Carl has never actually played 100 holes – he plays more… A LOT more! So far, this annual tradition has resulted in a total of 1,341 holes of golf played across the past 10 Fourth of July holidays. Last year, Carl outdid himself again as he played a full 10 rounds of golf – 180 holes! – to mark a full decade in his personal drive to raise awareness about Hire Heroes USA and raise money in support of its mission.
How it all began
In 2008, when he first started the 100 Holes event, he actually played 108 holes before calling it a day. Six years later, in 2014, it was 135 holes, and he followed that monumental achievement just a year later by playing 155. If all of those totals weren’t remarkable enough, Carl outdid himself yet again in 2016, when he played a grand total of 162 holes – it was a daylong tour of the front and back nines at Chenequa Country Club, in Wisconsin, that started at 4:50am and ended well after seven in the evening.
All of those numbers have added up and so has Carl’s impact through fundraising. To date, it’s a total that has reached more than half-a-million dollars.
Why he does it
For Carl, it’s a personal passion that combines his lifelong love of golf with his genuine interest in making a difference in the lives of men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces – men like Marine Corps veteran John Matter, recipient of three Purple Hearts and a former Hire Heroes USA client, who visits Carl on the golf course each year. Carl says, “I just feel that we’re blessed within a country where we have men and women who are willing to raise their hand and serve our nation. I think we have a debt to them when they come back – to give them an opportunity – not a handout – but an opportunity to live the American dream they fought for.”
To donate by mail, Please print & fill out this form – mail with donation to: Hire Heroes USA, 1360 Union Hill Road, Suite 2-A, Alpharetta, GA 30004 (Attn: 100 Holes Event)
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Read more about Carl in our blog