H&HS tees off to raise money for birthday ball
By Lance Cpl. Jorden M. Wells
| Marine Corps Air Station New River | September 11, 2013
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. --
Marines and Department of Defense civilians aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River participated in the Commander’s Cup Golf Tournament at the Paradise Point Golf Course on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Aug. 27.
The purpose of Commander’s Cup Tournament events are to raise money for the Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron Marine Corps Ball.
“The money that is raised during the Commander’s Cup Tournaments is used to offset the cost of the ticket prices for the individual Marines,” said Gunnery Sgt. Curtis W. Ross, H&HS squadron gunnery sergeant. “The Commander’s Cup is also a great avenue and tool for camaraderie and unit fellowship.”
The tournament was played as a four-man scramble event, with four individuals on each team. They all consecutively swung at their golf balls and whichever ball was best placed is the ball they would play.
With more than 52 Marines and DoD civilians participating, it was the largest Commander’s Cup event for the squadron to date.
“The tournament went very well,” said Ross. “We all had a great time and accomplished our mission of raising more money for this year’s ball.”
From the golf tournament alone the Marine Corps Ball committee was able to raise more than $600 that will go toward the H&HS ball.
“My hope is that the Commander’s Cup Tournament continues as a form of unit camaraderie and unit cohesion long after I have departed from H&HS,” said Ross.