VX-1 Sailor wins slot to participate in charity golf tournament

Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Blair White, with Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1, first learned about the opportunity to win an all-expense-paid trip to the “Billy Hurley III and the Brave Golf Tournament” from the life-size poster of Hurley on display in the pro shop at NAS Patuxent River’s Cedar Point Golf Course.

Billy Hurley III & the Brave Golf Tournament provides ‘experience of a lifetime’ for 18 active duty servicemen

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Billy Hurley was comfortably in his element as he rode around the U.S. Naval Academy’s century-old golf course where he once excelled for the Midshipmen and still frequented to practice and play. As the noisy gas cart negotiated the rolling tree-lined fairways, he stopped to visit with each of the 18 groups, shake hands and thank every golfer for participating, then pose for a team photo.

The Billy Hurley III & the Brave Golf Tournament, held on July 31, was destined to be different when he and business manager Jana Smoley of Sunrise Sports Consulting seriously began contemplating an event that would address his and Heather’s commitment to help active duty families.