NHC firefighters union hosts charity golf tournament for mental health awareness
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The New Hanover County Professional Firefighters Association hosted a golf tournament to raise money for firefighters in need of extra support.
The tournament was held on Saturday at Beau Rivage Golf Resort.
Laura Leigh Bransford is a New Hanover County firefighter and part of the union. She says the golf tournament raised money for the Chris Johnson Memorial Relief Fund. The memorial helps support mental health resources for fighters.
“Suicide is a thing in first responders, addiction is a thing, any type of mental health. Not only the stuff we see on scene but in our personal lives, it all just starts to accumulate overtime,” said Bransford.
The event was not only for firefighters, but all law enforcement agencies and people from the community had the chance to participate.
“All of the golfers are either firefighters or sponsors are even people that are here at Beau Rivage. It’s a diverse group of people that are here today, it’s a little bit of everybody.”
Organizers say they hope to continue the charity golf tournament every year.
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