Bridgeville golf tournament to honor fallen Marine

On May 9, golfers can play a round and celebrate a fallen U.S. Marine in the process. The second annual Cory Palmer Memorial Golf Tournament is being hosted by a group of the young man’s best friends that Saturday, at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville.

Seaford resident Cory L. Palmer died on May 6, 2006, when his Humvee patrol was struck by a roadside bomb near Fallujah, Iraq.

“During his abbreviated life, Cory lived with a passion for adventure unequal to others. The tournament will be held on what would have been his 31st birthday weekend,” said his friends and the event’s organizers. “Everyone is invited to attend and make this event a very memorable one!”

The tournament will be in a scramble format, beginning at 9 a.m. The $90 registration fee includes complimentary breakfast, greens fees, range balls, shared golf cart, eligibility for several contests, drink tickets during the tournament and complimentary barbecue lunch afterwards.

People can register as an individual or foursome, make a donation or become a hole sponsor directly online at

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“We look forward to seeing you this year at Heritage Shores for a fun day of golf to remember a fallen friend and support a great cause,” said organizer Patrick “Kip” Huffman.

All proceeds will benefit the Travis Manion Foundation, the mission of which is to assist U.S. veterans and the families of the fallen, in all stages of their personal journeys. According to its website, “TMF challenges veterans and survivors to lead the ‘If Not Me, Then Who…’ movement and inspire others to continue the service to community and country exemplified by the nation’s fallen heroes.”