On September 19, 2021, Timber Greens, in perhaps one of the largest golf events of the past ten years, played host to honor Gold Star Family Awareness. A total of 134 golfers enjoyed the day’s events, including a wonderful barbecue dinner prepared by Chefgolf Adam. The primary purpose of Gold Star Awareness is to provide emotional, peer, and resource support to Gold Star Families who have suffered the death of a loved one who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces and to inform the public of the significance of the Gold Star lapel pin and the next of kin pin and the families who proudly yet humbly, wear them.
Timber Greens Community is proud to host such a worthy golfing event. The combined effort of many residents who worked the tournament led to raising $13,000 for Gold Star Family Awareness.
Mr. Craig Gross was our tournament Director and originator. He and his wife Toni, lost their only son, Corporal Frankie R. Gross, who was killed in action in Kandahar, Afganistan on 16 July 2011. Through individual and corporate sponsorships, this tournament was able to honor 19 fallen heroes whose pictures and information surrounding their death could be found on banners on every hole of the golf course. Additionally, 15 Timber Greens families donated $1,500.00 dollars to honor Gold Star Famil