The Members: FMC’s Congressional Charity Golf Classic

For more than 35 years, the annual Congressional Golf Tournament has been held to give current and former Members of Congress the opportunity to interact with fellow colleagues in an informal atmosphere. At the request of Congress, the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress began serving as the host of the tournament in the early 1990s. The golf tournament is one of USAFMC’s most popular social events, and is an outstanding means of fostering bipartisanship in an informal setting.

In 2008, the tournament was converted to a charitable event. The now the tournament, The Members,  raises funds to benefit the Disabled Sports USA’s Warfighters Sports, and Tee it up for the Troops.

The Warfighters Sports project provides year-round sports programs for the men and women of our Armed Services severely wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The “Wounded Warriors” and their family members are provided, free of charge, with transportation, lodging, adaptive equipment, and individualized instruction in over a dozen winter and summer sports.  After several years of holding the charity tournament, FMC has helped to raise over $500,000 for the severely wounded warfighters.

The golf tournament retains its former/current Member format and the political party competition, but now includes veterans and corporate sponsors in the tournament foursomes. In addition to raising substantial sums in support of an outstanding program, the Congressional Charity Golf Classic maintains it’s informal, bipartisan atmosphere that allows Members of Congress to get to know one another personally.


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