Golf fundraiser spotlights needs of Green Beret veterans

Posted at 8:43 PM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 20:43:02-04

LOVELAND, Ohio -- Golfers at O'Bannon Creek Golf Club were swapping out their regular drivers for a modified AR-15 Monday as part of an opportunity to help a Green Beret.

Cincinnati Green Beret Steve Schnell gave golfers the opportunity to fire their ball at the 17th tee as part of the third annual Green Beret Golf Classic, a fundraiser for the Green Beret Foundation a day after their gala. 

The event highlighted the needs of heroes like group founder Fran Wessling's son, Darrin Baldwin. 

"His wife, Bianca, is his 24-hour, 7-day a week, 365 days a year caregiver," Schnell said. 

The fundraiser will help the foundation jump in when wounded Green Beret families need help. 

"You've got services that are provided by the Veterans Administration and other local services, but often they don't bridge that gap that's needed for unique care, especially in the longterm care department," Schnell said. 

Visit the foundation's website here for more information.