Kevin is a Special Olympics athlete and loves to participate in this tournament every year

The CDS Wolf Foundation hosted its 29th Annual Teeing Off for Abilities Golf Tournament Monday, July 18 at Monroe Golf Club, presented by Relph Benefit Advisors. The event raised a record amount this year, bringing in $162,000 for unfunded areas of need at CDS Life Transitions, such as new and innovative community living programs and other supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people with chronic illnesses, seniors and veterans.

“We are very excited that, due to the generosity and hard work of our supporters, volunteers, board and team, we were able to raise so much money to help the people we assist,” CDS Life Transitions President/CEO Sankar Sewnauth said. “Whether they want to find jobs, an apartment or home, or whatever they want to do to be successful, we’ll be able to continue helping them down their path to success.”

The event began with registration and breakfast, followed by the opening ceremony where the Charlie Company 1st Battalion 25th Marines presented colors and Laquan Hounshell sang the National Anthem. From there, 148 golfers began the tournament. Golfers could also purchase raffle tickets and place bids in a silent auction.

At the dinner ceremony, Triple M Packaging was announced as the winning team. Brandon H., a veteran in Warrior Salute Veteran Services, shared his story about losing his wife, leaving the military and dealing with PTSD and grief. He also noted how Warrior Salute Veteran Services is helping him get back on his feet.

Currently, CDS Life Transitions provides services for more than 3,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people with chronic illnesses, seniors and veterans across 22 counties.