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April 23, 2013 > Memorial golf tournament honors the fallen

Memorial golf tournament honors the fallen

Submitted By Dianne Layfield

From our nation's beginning citizens have defended our freedoms, beliefs, and ideals. Many have stepped up, and many have paid the ultimate price. Marine LCpl Travis Layfield was, and is, one of those America Heroes. He was killed in action on April 6, 2004 in Ramadi, Iraq. Travis was a son, brother, father, grandson, uncle, friend, and Hero.

Respected by all, unselfish and concerned for his fellow Marines, always willing to step up and never afraid to be the first "thru the door." We need to keep his name and memory alive, along with all those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The 4th Annual Marine LCpl Travis Layfield Memorial Golf Tournament and Fun(d)raiser is being held Friday, May 3 in order to do just that. The shotgun start begins at 10:45 a.m. with a dinner and awards presentation at 4:30 p.m.

The event is a fundraiser for the Gold Star Reception. The Marines Memorial Club ( in San Francisco hosts an annual reception and dinner to honor our California fallen and to support Gold Star families left behind. During these two days families are comforted, and their children are honored. These events constitute an extremely moving and necessary two days in the families' lives.

Wounded Warriors playing with us are from our current conflict. At least one is a recent graduate of the GTXtreme Golf Academy - partnering with Eagles Up to bring our Wounded Warriors back into both team and individual sports. You can either sponsor them or sponsor and play with them. Some are here only for the dinner and ceremony where they will be honored.

A singe golfer package cost $175 and includes green fees, cart, memorial shirt, lunch, dinner, goody bag, and personal thank you. A foursome package costs $700. Attendance at the guest dinner only costs $50. Reservations and sponsorships can be made by contacting Doug Lyvere at (415) 309-2510 or

Marine LCpl Travis Layfield Memorial Golf Tournament
Friday, May 3
8 a.m. (tee time at 10:45 a.m.)
Sunol Valley Golf Course
6900 Mission Rd., Sunol
(415) 309-2510

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