'Fore for Freedom' golf outing is coming up
KNOXVILLE — The second annual “Fore for Freedom” golf outing is coming up.
It will tee off at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 30 at Oak Run Golf Course. There’s a 30 team limit and the cost per each four person squad is $280, which includes a meal at Big Catz BBQ and a T-shirt. Teams can register beginning at 7 a.m. the day of the event.
All proceeds from the outing support the Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Gold Star Family Home Program, which “honors the legacy of those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country,” per the foundation’s website. The program provides a mortgage-free home to surviving spouses with young children.
Who is behind ‘Fore for Freedom’?
Lance and Taylor Lufkin are behind “Fore for Freedom.” The golf outing is a way for the pair to honor and pay tribute to their brother, Caleb Lufkin, who died May 25, 2006 at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. while recovering from injuries sustained from an IED while stationed in Baghdad, Iraq.
During his time in Iraq, Caleb Lufkin received the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Services Ribbon and Combat Action Badge. He served in the United States Army Company B, 5th Engineer Battalion, from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, where Lufkin graduated from basic training and AIT receiving a Trail Blazer Award and Sharpshooter Award.
Who received last year’s proceeds?
In 2021, “Fore for Freedom” raised $10,512.52 for the Wounded Warrior Project in its first golf outing.