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Congress Tees It Up For Wounded Warriors

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WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Golf helped Bronze Star recipient and Army Staff Sergeant Charles Eggleston (Ret.) literally get back on his feet. Initially reported as killed in action after suffering devastating injuries following multiple IED blasts in Iraq in 2005, he spent more than three years recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As an avid golfer before the blast, Eggleston resumed playing golf and credits the sport as a key element of his recovery.

He and other wounded warriors will be teamed up with current and Former Members of Congress for The Members--FMC's seventh-annual charity golf classic. All of the net proceeds will go directly to two non-profit organizations that support wounded warriors--Warfighter Sports and Tee It Up for the Troops. To date, the event has raised more than $350,000.

WHERE/WHEN: On Monday, July 28, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia, more than 20 wounded warriors will team up with 50 former and current Members of Congress. There will be an opening ceremony at 8:00 AM, followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 AM. Following the event, there will be an awards presentation and an early dinner.

WHO: Many current and former Members of Congress will be participating including: FMC tournament co-chairman, Dennis Hertel (D-MI) and Ken Kramer(R-CO); as well as honorary co-chairmen Mike McIntyre (D-NC); and Jimmy Duncan (R-TN). There will also be more than 20 wounded warriors participating.

About FMC: The mission of FMC is to promote public service and strengthen democracy via domestic and international programs. FMC seeks to improve the public's understanding of the role of Congress as a unique institution, as well as the crucial importance of representative democracy as a system of government. Former Members of Congress participate in many diverse pro- bono projects, such as election monitoring abroad, outreach to high school and university students to encourage public service, as supporting programs that provide services to severely wounded veterans upon their return from Iraq and Afghanistan.

SOURCE U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress