The 2023 Valor Open, hosted by Flags of Valor, took center stage at the esteemed Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virgina. The event, held on Monday, June 12, succeeded in raising $175,000 for the Travis Manion Foundation, a leading national veteran service organization.
The annual golf tournament brought together golfers from all corners of the country, driven by a shared mission - empowering veterans and families of the fallen. The foundation's president, Ryan Manion, expressed deep gratitude to Flags of Valor and Under Armour for their unwavering support in making the Valor Open a success and recognizing its significance beyond just a day of golf.
"The Valor Open goes beyond being a fantastic day of golf; it's an opportunity to raise awareness and substantial funds for our mission of empowering veterans," said Ryan Manion. "Through the efforts of everyone involved, we can continue to serve our communities and instill character in future generations."
For the fifth consecutive year, the Valor Open, with title sponsorship by Under Armour, proved to be a patriotic and mission-based touchpoint for those who have served and continue to serve. As Brian Steorts, Founder and Owner of Flags of Valor, proudly said, "A core principle of Flags of Valor is that we must never stop giving back, and the Valor Open is just one way we continue to give back to our brothers-and-sisters-in-arms most in need."
The Travis Manion Foundation, dedicated to preserving the legacy of 1stLt Travis Manion, a US Marine who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq, continues to inspire veterans to lead and serve their communities. Their Character Does Matter program, powered by UA Freedom, emphasizes character development and mentorship to shape the next generation positively.
The Valor Open not only highlighted the power of collective giving but also served as a reminder of the incredible impact a united community can achieve. With $175,000 raised, the Travis Manion Foundation will continue to make a difference in the lives of veterans and families of the fallen, fostering a legacy of courage and selflessness.