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Jeff Ball opts for shooting his ball with an air gun rather than hitting it on a special Hole 10 challenge. Air Golf Pro Launcher Team Challenger owner Robert Block, left, watches.

East Bradenton community swings big for helping Homes for Our Troops

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Jeff Ball opts for shooting his ball with an air gun rather than hitting it on a special Hole 10 challenge. Air Golf Pro Launcher Team Challenger owner Robert Block, left, watches.

Rosedale Golf and Country Club manager Kevin Conway welcomes the crowd to the tournament during opening ceremonies.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Rosedale Golf and Country Club manager Kevin Conway welcomes the crowd to the tournament during opening ceremonies.

Rosedale Golf and Country Club head golf professional Matthew Pivko tells golfers about the special course challenges, like a hole-in-one on Hole 13 to win a Cadillac and a shot with an air gun on Hole 10.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Rosedale Golf and Country Club head golf professional Matthew Pivko tells golfers about the special course challenges, like a hole-in-one on Hole 13 to win a Cadillac and a shot with an air gun on Hole 10.

Lee Weisbord listens intently during the opening ceremonies.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Lee Weisbord listens intently during the opening ceremonies.

Rosedale's Cynthia and Stanley Wright paired up with Tom Bush and Barbara Elfelt for their foursome.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Rosedale's Cynthia and Stanley Wright paired up with Tom Bush and Barbara Elfelt for their foursome.

Clockwise from left: veteran Bobby Withers, Jim and Deb Kehoe, veteran Stephen Peterson, John and Kathi Skelton, Ashley Nickles, veteran Michael Monthervil and veteran Carl Moore.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Clockwise from left: veteran Bobby Withers, Jim and Deb Kehoe, veteran Stephen Peterson, John and Kathi Skelton, Ashley Nickles, veteran Michael Monthervil and veteran Carl Moore.

Valrico's Tom Hier and his daughter Brittany Peterson volunteer at a hole. Peterson and her husband, Stephen, a veteran, will benefit from next year's golf tournament.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Valrico's Tom Hier and his daughter Brittany Peterson volunteer at a hole. Peterson and her husband, Stephen, a veteran, will benefit from next year's golf tournament.

Veteran Stephen Peterson, who will benefit from the 2020 golf tournament at Rosedale, may have gotten help choosing the right club, but he had the best shot of his foursome.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Veteran Stephen Peterson, who will benefit from the 2020 golf tournament at Rosedale, may have gotten help choosing the right club, but he had the best shot of his foursome.

Shelly McAvoy, of sponsor Cooper Creek Dental, has the lead on the longest putt using a paint roller.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Shelly McAvoy, of sponsor Cooper Creek Dental, has the lead on the longest putt using a paint roller.

Rosedale Golf and Country Club golf course superintendent Doug Cunefare tries some of the peach whiskey iced tea provided by sponsor Dee Donegan, of Designed Finishes LLC. Donegan is Rosedale's women's golf champion.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Rosedale Golf and Country Club golf course superintendent Doug Cunefare tries some of the peach whiskey iced tea provided by sponsor Dee Donegan, of Designed Finishes LLC. Donegan is Rosedale's women's golf champion.

Ellenton's Timothy Ball tries his hand at corn hole at Hole 10, where Veterans Air was a sponsor.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Ellenton's Timothy Ball tries his hand at corn hole at Hole 10, where Veterans Air was a sponsor.

David Schappacher tries the air gun at Hole 10 rather than trying to hit the ball far.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

David Schappacher tries the air gun at Hole 10 rather than trying to hit the ball far.

Tournament founders and organizers Kathi Skelton and Deb Kehoe are thrilled this year's even will raise more than $140,000.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Tournament founders and organizers Kathi Skelton and Deb Kehoe are thrilled this year's even will raise more than $140,000.

Volunteers Lynn Toscano manned the silent auction and Jenny Goodenow helped with registration.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Volunteers Lynn Toscano manned the silent auction and Jenny Goodenow helped with registration.

Rosedale's Andy Mincieli and Carol Pulver say they are evenly matched for their golf competition.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Rosedale's Andy Mincieli and Carol Pulver say they are evenly matched for their golf competition.

More than 30 motorcyclists rode in to Rosedale as part of the opening ceremonies.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

More than 30 motorcyclists rode in to Rosedale as part of the opening ceremonies.

Irene Ward, with her husband, Brian, records the opening parade of motorcycles with her cell phone.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Irene Ward, with her husband, Brian, records the opening parade of motorcycles with her cell phone.

The Honor Guard from MacDill Air Force Base presents colors for the national anthem.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

The Honor Guard from MacDill Air Force Base presents colors for the national anthem.

Residents of Rosedale lead the crowd in the national anthem.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Residents of Rosedale lead the crowd in the national anthem.

Homes for Our Troops President and CEO Tom Landwermeyer sings the national anthem before participating in the tournament.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Homes for Our Troops President and CEO Tom Landwermeyer sings the national anthem before participating in the tournament.

Veteran Michael Monthervil, with his girlfriend Ashley Nickles (behind) thanks participants for raising funds for his home, to be built in Wimauma.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

Veteran Michael Monthervil, with his girlfriend Ashley Nickles (behind) thanks participants for raising funds for his home, to be built in Wimauma.

A procession of vehicles, including more than 30 motorcycles, followed the Color Guard from MacDill Air Force Base in for a parade starting the event.

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 |

A procession of vehicles, including more than 30 motorcycles, followed the Color Guard from MacDill Air Force Base in for a parade starting the event.

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