17th Annual Golf “Tournament for Heroes” to support families of fallen FBI Agents

The FBI Phoenix Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association (FBIPCAAA) and the FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) are hosting the 17th annual golf Tournament for Heroes. Proceeds from the event go to families of FBI agents lost in the line of duty.

The 2012 Tournament for Heroes is Friday, April 13, at the Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale. Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast and at 7:00 a.m. the tournament begins with a shotgun start on the Padre Course. Lunch and a raffle drawing follow the tournament.

The Tournament for Heroes is a unique golf tournament that gives participants the opportunity to have fun and help others in need. The event will raise money to benefit the families of FBI agents lost in the line of duty. Last year the tournament raised more than $30,000. Over the past years the FBIAA has distributed more than $2 million in college scholarships to children of the fallen.

““These Special Agents and their families have paid the ultimate sacrifice in protection of our communities and defense of the constitution,” says James Turgal, Special Agent In Charge of the FBI Phoenix Division. “It’s our honor and privilege to be able to give something back and support these sacred members of our FBI family.”

The FBI Phoenix Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association is distinct and separate from the FBI, designed to promote a safer community through community service projects and a process of educating business and community leaders about law enforcement and the mission and resources of the FBI. The association works directly with active FBI special agents to strengthen the FBI’s relationship with the community. This year the FBIPCAAA is celebrating its 20 Year Anniversary.

“The Tournament for Heroes is a fun way for us to celebrate our 20th anniversary,” said Chuck Matthews, FBIPCAAA’s Board President. “For 17 of our 20 years we have been hosting this event and are thankful for the generosity of others willing to help these families.”

Registration for individuals is $110 and foursome teams are $400. Registration is open through April 7 at www.tournamentforheroes.com. Event sponsorship opportunities are also available. The generosity of sponsors helps defray event expenses and raise money for the cause. Opportunities range from $500 to $5,000 with tee box, team photos, scoreboard and lunch sponsorships to high profile premier sponsorship packages. Sponsorship details and applications can be found on the events website. Donations are tax deductible as the FBIAA and the FBIPCAAA are 501c3 not-for-profit organizations.