Texas Veterans Insurance Group hosting golf tourney to combat suicide among military vets.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE


The suicide rate among military veterans is astounding.


According to the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services, 22 veterans commit suicide each day in the U.S.

Now, a local insurance agency is joining the effort to assist war veterans living with traumatic brain injuries and depression.


The Texas Veterans Insurance Group is hosting a golf tournament - Project 22 TX - on Friday, June 25, at Squaw Valley Golf Course in Glen Rose.


Owner Clayton Iley and agent Michael Brown are both military veterans.

“One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit our local Disabled American Veterans and the Texas Veterans Outdoor groups,” agent Chris Wood told Beneath the Surface News. “Members Trust is even sponsoring a team of all veterans.”


The cost to enter the 4-person scramble is $400 per team and includes 18 holes, cart, range, lunch and drinks.


There will also be a $22,000 hole-in-one contest as well as closest to the pin and long drive contests.

“We are excited to host this golf tournament and plan to make it an annual event,” Chris said. “This is an important cause for our agency.”


Teams must be registered by June 6.


To pay, Venmo @project22tx or send checks payable to Project 22, 2289 Northwest Loop, Stephenville, TX 76401


For more information, visit the project on Facebook @Project22TX.