Jacob Tamme’s annual Swing For Soldiers golf tournament is Monday at the University Club in Lexington, and today, the University of Kentucky is shining a spotlight on the former Cat’s charity work with a profile on its website.
Tamme and his wife Allison started the event back in 2010 to raise money for “Homes For Our Troops,” which specializes in building accessible homes for disabled veterans. Since then, they’ve raised nearly $850,000.
“People want somewhere they can call home and can be independent in and operate in, and these guys lost that opportunity,” Jacob said. “So, when they have suffered such a life-changing event on our behalf, we want to do what we can to give back a life-changing, positive impact for them — a home specifically designed for them where they can do what they need to do to be a father again, to be a husband again, to cook breakfast, to shower themselves, to help do all the little things that help them regain that independence!”
For more information on the Swings for Soldiers Classic and Homes for Our Troops, visit: www.swingsforsoldiers.org.