When a member of the Tecumseh Country Club inquired with assistant golf pro, Chris Pomy, on what they could do with some old clubs they had lying around in their basement, he began checking around to see where they might be used for a good cause. What Pomy found was an organization called Give2TheTroops which sends care packages to the military.
“I knew that I could wrangle up a bunch of clubs and golf balls,” said Pomy, “So, that's what I set out to do. The response was overwhelming.”
Pomy loaded up a U-Haul trailer on Friday morning, Nov. 21, with more than 300 clubs to deliver to Give2TheTroops in North Carolina. The equipment drive brought in 20 full sets of clubs with 120 drivers and more than 8,500 golf balls. Bill Berkley of Raisin Township supplied a majority of the balls, donating more than 8,000.
“A big thank you goes out to the people and business which helped make this trip possible,” said Pomy.
Donating for the cause were Perky Pantry, Tecumseh American Legion LC Credit Union, Eggleston Jewelers, Frye Printing, Tecumseh VFW, Jerry and Linda Roslin and Berkley.
“When we started Give2TheTroops, the goal was to do whatever it took to lift the troop's spirits,” said Andi Grant, the president and founder of the organization. “If that meant sending over an Xbox system or a wrestling mat or golf equipment, then that's what we did.”
“Our organization is known for the ‘special requests care packages’ we send,” she added. “Whether those requests are medical books for the combat support hospitals, items for our canine troops, soccer equipment for local children, religious materials or other humanitarian aid items, we will deliver.”