America’s Credit Union (ACU), held its 14th annual Turkey Shoot, a golf tournament to support three local charities on JBLM, at Eagles Pride Golf Course. Many local businesses and over 170 golfers participated to help raise money for Santa’s Castle, the Food Basket Program and the Madigan Foundation. The proceeds ensure that JBLM military families have enough food for the holidays and assists with military families’ medical costs, not covered through insurance. Because of the generous donations from the sponsors and the success of the Turkey Shoot golf tournament they raised a record $36,000 to donate to all three charities.
This year, the Tacoma branch (NMLS: 1115657) and the DuPont branch (NMLS 1137783) sponsored the military personnel that played in the tournament and was also a cart sponsor. Kenneth S. Leonard, President/CEO of ACU, shared with everyone the meager beginnings of the tournament and is quoted as saying, “it’s a passion to grow this event each year in support of our military and all they do on a daily basis.” Here at Evergreen, we agree and we are honored to support our military and their families.