Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Classic

Pictured is the South Aiken High ROTC Honor Guard at the 2018 Aiken-Augusta Charity Classic Golf Tournament. 

The 10th annual Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Classic is only a few weeks away, and registration is still open for the tournament, which last year raised more than $38,000 to assist local veterans.

The tournament will be held Monday, May 13 at the Woodside Country Club, with opening ceremonies at noon. The registration deadline in May 1. 

"The format of the tournament is an 18-hole captain's choice scramble with a shotgun start immediately after the opening ceremonies," said Jack Morrison, a Golf Classic chairperson, in a press release.

He continues that there are still openings for golfers and sponsors at a fee of $100 per person and $400 per team.

"This fee includes green fee, cart fee, Chick-fil-A lunch, beverages by Grumpy's Sports Pub and a filet dinner by Outback Steakhouse," Morrison said in the release.

Opening ceremonies will be preceded by the New Horizons Band playing patriotic music, the presentation of local World War II veterans and the presentation of colors by the South Aiken High School ROTC. The national anthem will be sung by Brooke Lundy.

"No local golf tournament has an opening ceremony that is as well conducted, supported by local talent, and is as patriotic," said John Crounse, Golf Classic board member in the release.

The group is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit and has raised approximately $350,000 for Wounded Warriors and other veteran initiatives in the CRSA, according to the release.

Those interested in this year's tournament can contact Morrison at 803-295-2614 or at aiken-augustawwgolf.com for additional information and registration forms. Registration forms are also available at local golf pro shops.

Lindsey Hodges is a general assignment reporter at the Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star. Follow her on Twitter at @LindseyNHodges.