Golf Outing to Benefit Injured Soldiers

Posted on July 21, 2011 By

In 2008, when their son miraculously survived the loss of both his legs and other severe traumatic injuries from an explosion of an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) in Afghanistan, the Brennans vowed to help other families and those members of the U.S. Armed Forces who were injured in the line of duty.  And Joanne and James Brennan, Howell, parents of Captain Brennan, have kept their word.

The 4th Annual “Brennan Stands Alone Foundation” Golf Outing will take place Thursday, August 4 at the Cruz Golf Course, 55 Birdsall Road, Farmingdale. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.; and the Shotgun Start is at 9:00 a.m.

The golfing fee of $125.00 per golfer or $500.00 per foursome includes lunch, sponsored by the Howell PBA, Local 228; and many prizes, including a putting contest for a flat screen TV.  Sponsorships, ranging from $150.00 to $2500.00 are still available.

Make checks payable to Brennan Stands Alone Foundation, a 501(c)(3), and send your registration to Jim Kirk, Kirk’s Florist, 80 West Farms Road, Farmingdale, N.J.; or call Jim Kirk at 848-459-6816.  To register online, visit

Among other donations the Brennan Stands Alone Foundation provided all the bedroom furniture for the two daughters of Michael Minard, a double amputee, when their Homes for Our Troops was completed.

The Foundation also donated an estimated $60,000.00 for Anthony Thompson, Corpsman Second Class, Navy Medic; Bradley Thomas, Army Specialist; and Scott Noss, Army SFC, who all sustained brain injuries, so their caretakers had lodging and could stay by their sides for one year while they participated in an experimental brain injury program at Kessler Institute.

The most recent recipient of the Foundation was David Noblit, an army SPC from Pennsylvania.  The Foundation donated $3,000.00 to build a handicapped ramp onto his house and $1,000.00 worth of gift cards to defer the cost of transportation to and from Walter Reed Hospital, Washington.

Captain Brennan will be at the golf outing, driving the beverage cart around and personally thanking everyone.