Honoring First Responders

American Legion Post 29 – Makes awards to our first responders and Honors one of our own!  

At Horace Orr Post 29 of The American Legion’s regular monthly meeting on Nov. 5th  the Legion and the Golf Committee presented $29,500 to our first responders from the proceeds of the 24th Annual Golf Tournament that was held on Sept. 14th at Dogwood Country Club.  This year’s presentation marked the largest amount of monies ever given from the proceeds of this event.  We had the largest field of golfers we have ever had and Dogwood Country Club did an outstanding job in hosting the tournament.  

The legion was blessed to have great sponsors again this year and they helped us tremendously in making this event successful.  We would like to thank Chick- fil-la , Coca-Cola United,  Vingenzo’s , East Cobb Ace Hardware, Capstone Insurance, Steve’s Automotive and our title sponsor,  The Army National Guard for their support in making this event the best golf tournament we have had.  We also would like to thank you the members of the American Legion Post 29 for your participation and support.   

Each of the First Responders, the Marietta Police Dept., the Marietta Fire Dept., and the Cobb County Sheriff’s Dept. each received $6,500 each to go toward their Christmas and youth programs.   Another $10,000 grant was given to the WellStar Foundation in honor of one of our own- Uncle Pete Bagley!  Uncle Pete is a legend in our legion for the service he has given, but he is also a  long time leader in the Kennestone Hospital Volunteers that has been huge supporters of the legion and the Veterans Memorial 5k race.  This award is richly deserved and we all congratulate  Uncle Pete Bagley.   The WellStar Foundation will use these monies to decorate a room especially for EMT’s in the new Emergency Room at the Kennestone-WellStar Hospital.   Going forward this award in honor of Uncle Pete will be given annually  from the proceeds of the golf tournament. 

The legion would also like to thank the golf committee under the direction of Allen Rosenfield and Commander Walt Cusick for putting on such a wonderful and successful event.  Also a special thanks go to committee members Ken Buechel, Jim Kopp, Guy Cook, Russell Dixon, Tom Bell,  and Teresa Myer for her great crew in social quarters all of their hard work on this event.    

A great time was had by all – and the golf committee – looks forward to hosting another successful 25th Annual Golf Tournament next Sept. 2020!  

Cobb Sherriff Department
Marietta Fire Department
Marietta Police Department
Uncle Pete Bagley
Uncle Pete and Wellstar

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