BJC Golf Tournament Raises $40k for Veteran Charities

DALLAS – Business Jet Center hosted its 4th Annual, Cleared to Land on the Green Charity Golf Tournament on November 11, 2016. $40,000 was raised on a picture-perfect Veterans Day and donated in support of two charities, Fisher House Foundation and Folds of Honor.  Both organizations assist families of military veterans by providing assistance through housing and education.

To date, Cleared to Land on the Green has donated over $100,000 to help in the efforts of supporting those who have and continue to serve our country in the armed forces.

“To see our initial tournament’s proceeds doubled in only four years is more than we could have hoped for and we look forward to continuing to see this number rise.  Freedom comes at a very expensive cost for the men and women who put their lives on the line for all of us and this is our small way of saying ‘Thank you’.” – Jamie Santiago, Tournament Coordinator

Hosted at the elite Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, TX, the day was kicked off with a gourmet breakfast, followed by putting & chipping contest, prior to a shotgun start.  Tournament participants then enjoyed a variety of games and competitions at each hole, as well as a plethora of giveaways, snacks and specialty drinks throughout the day.  One of the highlights of the event took place on hole number four where golfers were given the opportunity to shoot their golf ball out of a man-made cannon and onto the fairway in exchange for a small donation to the tournament charities.  An awards ceremony and dinner concluded the evening, with special guest speaker Noah Strickland sharing his personal testimony on how Folds of Honor assisted him and his family after his dad was permanently injured in the line of duty.

“It is such an honor to work with all of those who support our tournament, most importantly, our veterans,” said Cat Clay, Tournament Coordinator.  “From the sponsors and golfers to the volunteers, everyone makes this event such an exciting day that we all look forward to more and more each year.”

Business Jet Center recently established its own 501(c)(3), Business Jet Cares, Inc., to help facilitate its ongoing community involvement projects such as the annual Charity Golf Tournament and their annual Christmas Program, which has provided gifts and services to over 122 families during the holidays over the past three years.

 About Business Jet Center

Business Jet Center (BJC) is a family owned, full-service fixed base operator (FBO) based at Love Field (DAL), Dallas, TX. Services include fuel, line service, catering, hangar, concierge and on-site vehicle rental. Terminal amenities include multiple customer and pilot lounges, a variety of complimentary refreshments, flight planning accommodations, and executive conference rooms. BJC has been recognized in various leading industry surveys as a top provider of award winning FBO services. Phone 214-654-1500 www.BusinessJetCenter.com www.clearedtolandonthegreen.com