The Brothers In Arms Foundation 5th Annual Charity Golf Classic will be held at Indian River Colony Club in Melbourne Florida on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. Over the past 4 years, the Brothers In Arms Charity Golf Classic has come a long way from its humble beginnings of 64 participants, to today, where we have over 140 participants. During this time we have raised over $100,000 dollars for the Foundation. The day of the event is dedicated to the memory of Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan Gifford, KIA, Operation Enduring Freedom July 29, 2012. The tournament has a dual purpose mission, to raise operational funds for the Brothers In Arms Foundation, and support projects for local 501(c)3 organizations in memory of GySgt Gifford.
Prior to GySgt Gifford’s enlistment in the Marine Corps, Jon was a collegiate athlete and scholar. The Board of Directors and Tournament Committee has decided to honor Jon in the way that he would want to be remembered; sports, character, and academic grants and scholarships to young scholastic athletes. Each year, a portion of the proceeds from the tournament will be used to support these endeavors.