Teeing off for wounded warriors

By Jillian Marshall

May 9, 2014 Updated May 9, 2014 at 7:40 PM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Golfers teed off to help support our troops and raise money for those who have been wounded.

The seventh annual Tournament for the Troops swung into play Friday afternoon at Traditions at the Glen.

More than 100 teams participated in a captain and crew game.

"Having this opportunity to show your appreciation for the sacrifice and service of that 1 percent that's serving them is a big deal. Big for the soldiers to know that somebody appreciates it, and big for the civilians in the community," said Michael Plummer, president of the 10th Mountain Division Association.

The tournament benefited the Wounded Warriors and scholarship funds for the 10th Mountain Division, which is stationed at Fort Drum near Watertown.

Two Fort Drum teams played in the tournament on Friday.

This year, half of the money raised will go to something specific for the soldiers.

"It means two treadmills for our Wounded Warrior transition unit. We've got about 150 soldiers in that up in Fort Drum, and theirs have been broke for years so we're going to replace two of them," Plummer said.

The other half of the money will be used to give out five $5,000 scholarships.

The tournament was sponsored by BAE Systems.