Pond & Company’s inaugural Drive Farther With Pond golf tournament raised over $30,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that supports programs and services for wounded veterans. All of the funds raised from the October 19th tournament will go to Wounded Warrior Project, in addition to other funds raised by employees over a three year period, bringing Pond’s total donation to $215,000.

“Pond has been supporting the Armed Forces for 50 years and we are proud of our employees continued support of the Wounded Warrior Project,” said Tony Parker, President of Pond & Company. “The golf tournament was a great way to raise awareness of the Project’s mission and their important work.”

92 golfers attended the tournament at Royal Lakes Country Club in Flowery Branch, GA, including Wounded Warrior Project alumnus Jason Braase. Mr. Braase spoke to the crowd before the tournament began about his experience as a wounded veteran and how the Wounded Warrior Project helped him recover. Mr. Braase almost lost his leg in an IED explosion and has endured 13 surgeries over 7 years. He said the Wounded Warrior Project has made his difficult recovery a little easier. Mr. Braase accepted Pond’s donation from Mr. Parker.

Golfers and volunteers were treated to a color guard ceremony by the University of North Georgia and snacks from sponsors Chick-fil-A and Jason’s Deli. Participants were also given the opportunity to shoot golf balls out of an AR15 rifle.

Sponsors of Pond’s inaugural tournament included Wells Fargo, CBRE, Conditioned Air Systems, United Consulting, Chick-Fil-A at Robson Crossing, Jason’s Deli at The Forum, and FastSigns Norcross, as well as numerous hole and cart sponsors.

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