On Wednesday, August 28, the Coalition will be hosting the Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament Supporting Wounded Veterans at the Whisky Creek Golf Course.  Quite simply, it is one of the highlights of the Coalition calendar each year.  It provides a wonderful opportunity for the government contractor community to give back to our veterans.  Over the last two years, our golf tournament has raised over $25,000 to support wounded veterans through Hope for the Warriors and Operation Second Chance.  As noted in the Friday Flash article below, Hope for the Warriors and Operation Second Chance are two organizations that are providing support for our returning veterans as they transition to civil life.

The transition to civilian life can be especially daunting for war veterans who have suffered physical and/or mental injury.  And the need continues to grow.  Over the next three to five years, it is estimated that more than one million veterans will re-enter civilian life.  That’s why your support is still needed and deeply appreciated.  We must never forget those who have served, sacrificed and protected our freedoms.

The driving force behind the success of the Coalition’s golf tournament over the last two years was Joe Caggiano.  Joe worked tirelessly to recruit sponsors and players.  He brought a passion and commitment to the cause that was infectious!  As a Navy veteran himself, he understood the challenges our service men and women face upon re-entering the civilian world.  He wanted to make sure the Coalition was doing its part to our veterans.   He succeeded!

Joe also truly enjoyed the tournament’s fellowship and camaraderie among all the participants from across the procurement community.  As Joe said to me during the course of last year’s event, “Roger, this is what it is all about!”.   Indeed, Joe was right on!

It is an honor and privilege that our tournament bears his name.  The Coalition thanks the Caggiano family for its support.

Please click here for information on remaining sponsorships and to register to play.

Thank you for your support and we will see you on the 28th!

Roger Waldron



[1] The famous Veterans or Remembrance Day quote from the Argentinian writer, Jose Narosky.