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Golfers participate in tournament at Treetops Resort to raise scholarship money

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GAYLORD, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU)-- Hundreds of golfers are at Treetops Resort in Gaylord Friday through Sunday to help raise scholarship money for children of military families.

For the past 10 years, Treetops Resort has been working with the Folds of Honor Foundation and putting on the tournament.

Golfers come in from all around the state, each of them raising money in their area that goes toward the scholarships.

Anyone who raises the money can participate, but many of the golfers are veterans, active duty or their families.

"Families like that just make me understand how great I have it," said Kevin McKinley with Treetops Resort. "Even on my worst days, they don't even compare to having to bury a son, a father, brother so it's really easy to put the work in to do something like this."

This year, the PGA is honoring Kevin McKinley with its National Patriot Award for his efforts working with the Folds of Honor Foundation.

The winners of the tournament will get to name a scholarship after someone who meant a lot to them in their military career.

The event usually raises $30-35,000.


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