Briggs Equipment Sponsors George W. Bush’s Warrior Open

📅   Fri October 28, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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Photo courtesy of Eric Draper
Briggs Equipment sponsored the inaugural Bush Center Warrior Open held in Irving, Texas, on Oct. 10 and 11, featuring 20 members of the military who were severely wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring
Photo courtesy of Eric Draper Briggs Equipment sponsored the inaugural Bush Center Warrior Open held in Irving, Texas, on Oct. 10 and 11, featuring 20 members of the military who were severely wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring
Photo courtesy of Eric Draper
Briggs Equipment sponsored the inaugural Bush Center Warrior Open held in Irving, Texas, on Oct. 10 and 11, featuring 20 members of the military who were severely wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Photo courtesy of Eric Draper
Mike Winemiller (L), president of Briggs Equipment, and former U.S. President George W. Bush get ready for a round of golf at the inaugural Bush Center Warrior Open held in Irving, Texas, on Oct. 10 and 11. The Warrior Open The green on hole number 18 proved no problem for the warriors. Photo courtesy of Grant Miller
Sergeant Michael Stafford, U.S. Army, retired, celebrates a good shot with his caddy. Stafford came in second place. Photo courtesy of Grant Miller
The sand didn’t slow down SFC John Faulkenberry, U.S. Army. He tied for third place at the tournament Photo courtesy of Grant Miller
First Lieutenant Brian Donarski, U.S. Army, consults with his caddy. Donarski tied for third place at the tournament.

Briggs Equipment, A Sammons Enterprises Company, recently supported George W. Bush’s 2011 Warrior Open Golf Tournament with a $100,000 sponsorship. The two-day event, hosted by the George W. Bush Presidential Center Military Service Initiative was held on Oct. 10 and 11 at the Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas, and featured members of the United States Armed Forces who have endured severe physical injuries in the global war on terror.

“We were honored to have been part of such a worthy cause that plays an important role in the rehabilitation process for many servicemen and women seriously injured on the front lines,” said Dave Bratton, president and chief executive officer, Briggs International.

“These American heroes have sacrificed so much and have made it possible for us to be able to live freely. As a company, we are committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and this sponsorship was another example of how we can make a difference in the lives of others.”

Guided by the vision of President and Mrs. Bush, the Bush Institute at the George W. Bush Presidential Center created the Military Service Initiative to highlight the service and sacrifices of the military community. The Warrior Open is one of two events organized by the Military Service Initiative to honor the brave servicemen and women and their families. In April 2011, 14 U.S. Armed Forces members wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan joined President Bush for the Warrior 100K Rider, a 100 km mountain bike ride in Big Bend State Park.

“We were thrilled to have such a generous contribution from a stalwart organization like Briggs Equipment, A Sammons Enterprises Company,” said Mark Langdale, president of the George W. Bush Foundation. “We were grateful that they provided time, talent and resources to support the men and women of the United States military and their families.”

In addition to the corporate sponsorship, Briggs Equipment and Sammons Enterprises sent 40 employees to volunteer at The Warrior Open.

For more information, visit www.briggseequipement.com.