June 26: Pocasset Golfers Hit the Green to Fundraise for Military Mental Health
POCASSET, MA (June 28, 2017) – Nearly 80 golfers teed off in support of the military community during the 4th annual Home Base Golf Outing at the Pocasset Golf Club on Monday, June 26. Organized by Darrin Lang and Seth Burr of LABUR, LLC in Boston, the event raised nearly $45,000 this year, bringing the net total of funds raised since the outing’s inception to $150,342. The money raised goes to support the clinical care and support services provided by Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program in healing the invisible wounds for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their Families.
“No organization has done more to fill the void in Veteran’s mental well-being than Home Base,” says event organizer Darrin Lang. “On the outside, this event is a golf tournament, but each swing of the club is a force easing Veterans back into a normal life.”
Since 9/11, nearly 3 million people have voluntarily deployed around the world and the percentage of those returning with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) is staggering. In Massachusetts alone, 1 in 3 of the 34,000 Post-9/11 Veterans who come home live with an invisible wound such as PTS, TBI, anxiety, depression and co-occurring substance use disorder.
“We have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the men and women who have valiantly served our country,” added event co-host Seth Burr. “We are humbled by the outpouring support of our community and those who have helped make this year’s golf fundraiser a success.”
The General Golf entry fee included one spot in the tournament and an invitation to the Home Base reception dinner, where participants had the opportunity to meet Home Base staff and Veteran beneficiaries of Home Base.
“We are so grateful for the efforts of Darrin and Seth and the Pocasset golf community for going above and beyond to ensure our Veterans and their Families receive the care and support they need, long after their mission is complete,” added Brigadier General (ret.) Jack Hammond, Executive Director for Home Base.
For more information about the 4th Annual Home Base Golf Outing at Pocasset Golf club, or to make a donation to Home Base, please click here.
About LABUR: LABUR was founded by two friends, competitive in everything they do, and passionate about business and the talent it takes to run one. Darrin Lang and Seth Burr—their last names combining to form the name of the firm, LABUR—have pioneered the notion that an actionable talent strategy is imperative in business today. Specializing in technology and business process optimization, the LABUR team is also dedicated to helping clients manage evolving regulatory compliance demands. LABUR’s Advisory Services practice and the professionals they place have in-depth, hands-on experience with: project management, technology architecture, development and implementation, business analysis, information management, accounting, financial analysis and regulatory compliance. Execution takes talent—and insight, which is why LABUR has been a chosen partner for several Fortune 500 businesses, shepherding complex enterprise-wide initiatives by providing the domain expertise, talent guidance and staff to deliver real results. Proudly, LABUR’s industry expertise includes financial services, healthcare, technology, pharmaceuticals, bio-technology, medical devices, consumer products and private equity companies. For more information, please go to: www.LABUR.com.
About Home Base: Home Base, Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the Invisible Wounds for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. Home Base operates the first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing Invisible Wounds such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma, family relationship challenges and other issues associated with military service. Since its inception, Home Base has served more than 11,000 Veterans and Family Members with care and support, trained more than 45,000 clinicians, educators and community members nationally and remains at the forefront of discovering new treatments-- ensuring a brighter future for the 21st century Warrior and Military Family. For more information please visit www.homebase.org.