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SC_144By Eric Heinz

The Socks Fore Heroes golf tournament will help raise funds for the San Clemente Marine Corps Support Group (SCMCSG) on Monday, Sept. 12.

True to the tournament’s name, the funds will be used to help provide socks for active duty military members, who are in constant need of socks, according to Carla Hogan of the SCMCSG.

“People think the need for socks has diminished, but it has increased because there are still a lot of units in Iraq and Afghanistan, and they’re getting less help and living under more Spartan conditions,” Hogan said. “These guys are out there with fewer resources, and the bases that they’re at are in the middle of nowhere doing forward operations with Iraqi National Army and Afghanistan National Army.”

Hogan said the budget for socks is about $5,000 per month.

“Anything that we make from the tournament will go to Socks Fore Heroes,” she said.

The tournament will take place at noon with a shotgun start on Sept. 12 at Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club. Registration is $200 per player or four for $750. Sponsoring a Marine to play is $175, and the steak dinner following the tournament is $50 per person. A high-ranking Marine will give a speech during the dinner.

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