Around this time of year, people want to be outside. They want to be outside playing sports, seeing the sights, just enjoying the weather. You like that kind of stuff - and so do the veterans who live at the Missouri Veterans home. They like to go and see the zoo, the Air Bases, and just get out and about. But unfortuatnely that takes gas money and other expenses. Want to make a difference in the life of a veteran? Bring a team to the Scramble for Freedom Golf Tournament on June 1, sponsored by the West Central Missouri Veterans Assistance League. Proceeds will enhance the lives of the 200 veterans who live at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, helping them to get the supplies they need and the scratch to get out of the house every now and then.  I got to talk with Latisha Koetting, director of volunteer services at Missouri Veterans Home, about how you can help them on several different levels while also having a great time in the outdoors.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Royal Oaks Golf Course in Knob Noster. Lunch will follow and a shot gun start will be at 1 p.m. Hole and golf cart sponsorships are also needed. For more information, call Latisha Koetting, director of volunteer services at Missouri Veterans Home of Warrensburg. You can either stop by the home at 1300 Veterans Road in Warrensburg, call (660) 429-4661, visit valwbg.org or email Latisha.Koetting@mvc.dps.mo.gov.  Get involved today and know that you're helping our local veterans get the best out of life.

Scrambledly yours,

Behka