The SUNY Cortland women’s golf team will be participating this season in the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Honor Bag program.
In the program, women’s golf teams around the country identify a fallen service member and honor him or her by carrying a commemorative golf bag during tournaments throughout the fall season. At the end of the fall semester the golf bag will be raffled off, with all proceeds going to Folds of Honor to support the service member’s family. The cost to enter the raffle is $20 per entry.
Cortland is honoring Cpl. Aaron Griner, who was killed while serving our country on June 28, 2005. Griner enlisted in the U.S. Army in Feb. 2004 and became a combat medic while being stationed at Fort Drum in New York, where he met his wife, Amanda. Four months before being deployed to Afghanistan, Aaron and Amanda welcomed their young son, Austin. Today, Amanda and Austin reside in Upstate New York, not far from Fort Drum, where Austin is a star high school basketball player eager to head off to college in just more than a year.
For more information on the raffle, visit the Cortland Women’s Golf web page at: https://www.cortlandreddragons.com/sports/womens-golf