Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Golf course eyed for veterans' therapy - Gazette

Councilwoman Ervin's proposal would have all-volunteer maintenance staff, charge for daily greens fees

by Amber Parcher and Jason Tomassini | Staff Writers | Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

A state veterans' affairs organization supports a County Council member's proposal to make the Sligo Creek Golf Course in Silver Spring a source of therapy for war veterans, but some say the idea is unprecedented in Maryland and details must be worked out to determine its viability.

Montgomery County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin (D-Dist. 5) of Silver Spring proposed the idea in a letter to the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs and other county officials last week, suggesting the MDVA partner with the county to run the course specifically for injured veterans whose physical therapy could be supplemented with golf.

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