(Spanish Fort, AL) April 4th, 2017 – The Fallen Heroes 7TH Annual Golf Classic benefiting Under His Wings and the Equine Therapy Group was held on March 16th, 2017 at the TimberCreek Golf Course in Spanish Fort, AL.

The tournament registered 220 players and nearly 100 spectators. With over 30 sponsors, the fundraiser raised $40,000 and counting to go towards the building of a new home for Under His Wings and program development at the Equine Therapy Group. The family-friendly day featured a BBQ cookout, prizes as well as live music throughout the day.  

Nathan Cox, CEO of Bellator Real Estate & Development and former Marine officer, began the Fallen Heroes Golf Tournament in 2010 when he began raising money for the Fallen Heroes Memorial at Battleship Memorial Park. When the project was completed in September 2015, he decided to redirect the efforts towards Under His Wings with the addition this year of another beneficiary, the Equine Therapy Group. Under His Wings helps girls in crisis have a place of refuge, and the Equine Therapy Group provides rehabilitation services for those suffering from PTSD, depression and an array of other conditions.

"I’d like to thank everyone involved for their efforts in bringing this important event to fruition,” said Cox. "This tournament serves an important purpose for me personally each year in that I’m afforded the opportunity to give back to the community that has given so much to me, and it’s important to me to bring the community together for a fun day of networking in the process. These are two extremely deserving organizations that we are thrilled to be able to support.”

Under His Wings was founded in 2008 by Fairhope OB/GYN, Dr. Lorena Hunt. She became aware of the lack of options for families struggling with girls in crisis. Hunt found too many gaps between the well-intentioned net of school counseling, church support groups, mental health agencies and court programs, and started the organization. Under His Wings opened its doors in 2013 as a place for girls to find refuge, renewal and a restored relationship with God. Learn more at underhiswingsbaldwin.org.

The Equine Therapy Group is owned and operated in Baldwin County by Jason and Kari Whatley. They use relationships and interactions with horses to help their clients overcome a variety of situations including behavioral problems, grief, PTSD, anxiety and more. Kari Whatley, LPC says the system works because clients receive immediate and honest feedback from the horse, empowering them to learn new behaviors and accomplish their goals both in and outside the arena. For more information, visit equinetherapygroup.com.

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