RAVCO’s Wounded Warrior Golf Team shot a one under par 71, good enough to finish in the middle of the pack, at IAP Worldwide Services’ recent Metro DC Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament, which took place on the sun splashed final day of summer at the internationally acclaimed Renditions Course in Davidsonville, MD, featured 20 foursomes comprised of IAP employees, their business partners, and Wounded Warriors stationed at nearby Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
In addition to hosting many local veterans, the tournament raised over $7500 to benefit Operation Second Chance, a local nonprofit organization which supports wounded Service Members and their families during their recovery. Cindy McGrew, founder of Operation Second Chance and this year’s honorary tournament Chairwoman, said “the biggest winners of this wonderful event are the service members who are here to play, everyone will go home tonight with lasting memories of this fantastic summer day!” In addition to the team championship Eagle Trophy, golfers competed for individual prizes in the closest to the pin, longest drive, and putting contests. The Renditions course, located in nearby historic Annapolis, features re-creations of historic golfing venues such as ‘Amen Corner’ at Augusta National Golf Club.
RAVCO’s foursome featured Scott Hess and Rich Kutch of the Wounded Warrior Brigade who played alongside IAP’s Vice President Chuck Dominy and General Manager Dane Rota. “We are proud to have been able to provide the chance for some of our nation’s finest to enjoy a day of golf,” said RAVCO’s owner Njord Rota. “Our organization in composed primarily of veterans and we understand the hardships that come with being a Soldier. “We look forward to RAVCO being a sustaining sponsor of IAP’s benefit golf event in the years to come.”
RAVCO specializes in high altitude rotary-wing flight training and test flight services to the helicopter industry. The company’s training areas feature some of the most challenging terrain in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, including the Nation’s highest landing zone at 14,026 ft above sea level.