America’s Credit Union’s recent Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament at Eagles Pride Golf Course included local businesses and more than 170 golfers, raising $60,000 for Santa’s Castle, The Holiday Assistance Program and The Madigan Foundation on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The tournament originally started to get Santa’s Castle off the ground. Santa’s Castle is a local charity that assists soldiers in need by providing Christmas presents for them to give to their families. Later, the tournament was expanded to also benefit the JBLM Holiday Assistance Program and the Madigan Foundation which helps to pay soldiers and their families’ medical costs not covered by insurance.
Kenneth S. Leonard, President/CEO of America’s Credit Union, has been there from the beginning and shared the history and meaning of the tournament as well as his commitment to give back to soldiers.