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Golfers, sponsors sought for Operation Game On tourney

RANCHO SANTA FE — Golfers, sponsors and raffle and auction items are still needed for the sixth annual Operation Game On Golf Classic Aug. 12 at Morgan Run Club & Resort.Created in 2008 by Rancho Santa Fe resident Tony Perez, Operation Game On is a program for severely physically and mentally injured soldiers and their wives.Participating troops, who are undergoing rehabilitation at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, receive golf lessons from PGA-certified instructors and a professional fitting session by the staff at The Kingdom at TaylorMade Golf.

They also receive custom-fitted clubs, bags, shoes, gloves and balls, as well as playing opportunities throughout the county at no cost to them, the hospital or the military.

Doctors, prosthetic specialists and counselors at the Naval Medical Center found golf is an essential link to the rehabilitation process for combat-wounded military personnel with extreme physical and mental disabilities.

Tournament registration begins at 9 a.m., followed by practice on the driving range, presentation of colors at 10:15 a.m. and a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m.

The event ends with cocktails, a dinner buffet, a silent auction and raffle, awards and guest speakers beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $300 per player. A $1,000 donation will allow four active military members to play. Visit or contact Perez at (619) 997-0773 or [email protected] for more information.

“I promise that you will have a fantastic time for a great cause — our combat-wounded heroes,” Perez said.