Alonso Strong Golf Outing hosts fundraiser


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  • Photos provided Preparing to raise the flag at the Alonso Strong Golf Outing are US Marine Sgt Samuel Moorhead, Sgt. Louis Serafin and Sgt. Fernando Fuentes of Golf Company from Picatinny Arsenal.




  • Standing at ease are Marine Sergeants Samuel Moorehead, Louis Serafin and Fernando Fuentes after raising the Flag at the Alonso Strong Golf Outing to start play.




  • Teeing off on the first tee is Dave Alonso, father of Aaron Alonso who was severely wounded in Afghanistan where he lost both legs.




  • Golfers line up to compete in the Putting Contest held at the Alonso Strong Golf Outing.




  • Wil Riggs, right, tells Max Alonso, Deven Alonso and Dave Alonso how he played marathon golf for 24 hours the Monday before the outing. He played 105 holes and walked approximately 34 miles stopping only for a thunder and lightning storm.




The Alonso Strong Golf Committee recently held a Golf Outing at the Bowling Green Golf Club in Oak Ridge where 90 golfers participated.

After play had been completed, a dinner was held. Mayor Russell Felter, as the Master of Ceremonies, welcomed everyone to the outing, introduced John Wroblewski as the Guest Speaker for the evening, awarded various prizes and thanked everyone for participating. As a result of the outing, approximately $7,500 was donated to the Alonso Strong Benefit Fund.

Fund raising activities for Sgt. Aaron Alonso are continuing.

Other events
There will be a 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Lake Shawnee Club on Sunday, Sept. 5.

A miniature golf outing will be held at the Castle Cove Mini Golf & Arcade on Saturday, Sept. 20 sponsored by Susan Woomer and Castle Cove.

A Beefsteak Dinner sponsored by the Mount Arlington Elk's Club will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.

All or part of the proceeds from the above activities will be donated to the Alonso Strong Benefit Fund. On Feb. 8, 2014, Aaron Alonso, a Marine, stepped on an IED and was severely injured. These funds go towards all expenses for him and his family.




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