Griffon Association Scholarship Applications Due April 1

Another big three months for the Griffon Association. Both our annual major fundraiser, the Soldiers’ and Families’ Golf Tournament, and the annual picnic took place and were a big success. We invite all who read this article to join us by becoming members to continue this success well into the future. You will see a copy of the most current membership application with this article.

In September, our 9th Annual Soldiers’ and Families Golf Tournament took place on the 30th at Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte. This tournament over the first eight years has raised over $100,000.00 to support scholarships, grants to Soldiers and families where a Soldier has been injured in the line of duty or put in financial stress because of a deployment, assisting the 108th with projects which cannot be paid for with appropriated funds and providing funds to other charitable organizations which assist Soldiers and veterans. The 9th Annual tournament added to this success when 20 teams of golfers enjoyed a wonderful day of golf and helped raise over $12,000 for our many Soldier oriented good works. The tournament once again insured our motto of “Be a Patriot, Help a Soldier” would continue to be supported through 2020.

The annual picnic was held at Kings Mountain National and State Parks on October 5th. Over 20 members of the Association enjoyed a full course BBQ lunch and had the opportunity to visit the Kings Mountain National Military Park’s hosting of the Overmountain Men’s arrival and other reenactments which vividly displayed the life of Patriot militia during the Revolutionary War era. The highlight of the picnic was the attendance of the new 108th Training Command CG, MG Kate Leahy and her husband. The CG provided a very informative briefing on the status and missions of the 108th and its subordinate units as well as some of the challenges ever present in the recruitment and training of the life blood of the command, the Army Drill Sergeant. She also provided some ideas as to how the Association might help the Command in this endeavor. A great time was had by all.

The next big event for the Association besides the planning for next year’s golf tournament will

be our scholarship considerations. Applications for 2020 scholarships must be received by 1 April 2020. A copy of the application accompanies this article.

If you want to support and be part of an organization which makes a difference in the lives of our Soldiers and their families, please consider joining us by submitting a membership application today. It is only $10.00 for an annual membership and $108.00 for a life membership. You can make a difference for our Soldiers.

Copies of the membership and scholarship apps can also be found on our website,

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