Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mantis Golf to be a Sponsor of Inaugural Veterans Putting Challenge

(WILTON, Conn.) – Mantis Golf (www.mantisgolfco.com), maker of fine putters with specialized patented qualities to enhance putting success, will be a sponsor of the inaugural Veterans Putting Challenge, to be held Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C. Funds raised from the event will be disbursed solely to the over 1,000 disabled and needy veterans and their families living in Moore County, N.C. The Veterans Putting Challenge is free and open to the public. Mantis Golf will donate a putter to each of the winning participants.

“We are honored to serve as a sponsor of this worthwhile event supporting Moore County veterans,” said Chris Maher, CEO of Mantis Golf.

About the Veterans Putting Challenge
Each participating team in the Veterans Putting Challenge will consist of a veteran from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, as well as a disabled veteran from Desert Storm, Iraq or Afghanistan.

Dr. Edwin Cottrell of Pinehurst, N.C., is an organizer of the Veterans Putting Challenge.  A decorated World War II veteran, Dr. Cottrell was an associate dean at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa., where from 1958-78 he was the men’s golf coach. Dr. Cottrell was inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Hall of Fame in 1991, and in 2004 received the Honor Award, presented by the College Golf Foundation and the GCAA to honor a coach for outstanding service and numerous contributions to men’s collegiate golf.

Veronica Karaman is the innovator and co-producer of the Veteran’s Putting Challenge. Her organization, Veronica Karaman Ministries, Inc., is dedicated to helping build and rebuild lives through creative and transformational community golf outreaches.

The Veterans Putting Challenge is sponsored by Sandhills Military Officers Association of America. Funds raised from the event will be disbursed by Disabled American Veterans #83, in Carthage, N.C., solely for disabled and needy veterans of Moore County, N.C., and their families.

The Veterans Putting Challenge is accepting donations from businesses and individuals. Contributions may be sent to: DAV #83-VPC, PO Box 1881, Carthage, NC 28327.

For more information on Mantis Golf, contact Sally J. Sportsman at 407-248-1144 or sjsport@earthlink.net.

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