Forty-four members of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary gathered on September 11 for the 2nd Annual Guardian Golf Tournament at Seascape Golf Links in Kitty Hawk.
The day began with a remembrance of the tragic events of September 11, including a reading of the poem “We Are Still Standing” by Hannah Schoechert, a grade 7 student from Minnesota at the time of the tragedy.
well worth one click on this link to read his inspiring words.
The tournament featured quartets representing all of our local Coast Guard and Auxiliary Commands, including Coast Guard Boat Stations in Oregon Inlet, Hatteras and Elizabeth City, Aid to Navigation Station (ANT) in Wanchese and the Elizabeth City Air Station.
Captain Matthew Baer, Area Commander of Coast Guard NC, also served as a team captain and presented a special award to Auxiliary Member Travis Cullifer for his extraordinary support in inspecting commercial fishing vessels throughout the Outer Banks.
The tournament was won by Air Station Elizabeth City’s Lt. Jimmy McCormack’s team of “bell-ringers”, posing with Kitty who did a great job with the beverage cart all day.
The winners received the Crystal Guardian Cup and gift certificates generously donated by Seascape and our friends at Kitty Hawk Kites.
While their score of 61 left no doubt, there was an aerial fight for second place shared by Boat Station Hatteras and ANT-Wanchese.
Thanks to Dan O’Boyle and his team at Seascape as well as the folks at the Sand Trap Tavern and our friends at Dunkin ‘Donuts for their generous contributions.
Their support made it a wonderful opportunity to honor the incredible role the Coast Guard and its dedicated “Guardians” play in keeping us safe on the water here in the OBX.