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Cook’s Golf Scramble Provides Hope & Support to Military Children

Posted Jun 8, 2015

Rams tight end Jared Cook scored big at his celebrity golf scramble held recently at the championship golf course at Old Hickory.

Rams tight end Jared Cook scored big at his celebrity golf scramble held recently at the championship golf course at Old Hickory. In his second year putting on the charity golf event, he raised $18,000 in support of his Dreambuilders program and its partnership with Little Patriots Embraced, a St. Louis-based non-profit organization that serves families of active duty military, with a special focus on children.

“I am grateful for all of the support that the community has shown toward the causes that I am close to in and around St. Louis,” Cook said. “The donations we raised will provide hope, help and support to families who have loved ones serving our country.”  

In addition to providing emergency financial relief for families in crisis, Little Patriots Embraced specializes in delivering programs that support the spouses and children who are experiencing the stress of extended separation caused by military deployment or the death of a family member.

“Little Patriots Embraced does so much to support the men and women who fight for our freedom and their families who sacrifice so much while they are serving overseas,” Cook said. “The programs they operate are able to put a smile on the faces of children who are missing a parent and let them know there are plenty of people in their corner.”

Cook was joined on the course by teammates Johnny Hekker, James Laurinaitis and Chase Reynolds, as well as local television personalities such as KSDK’s Frank Cusumano and Rene Knott showing their support. The event also featured a post-tournament dinner with remarks from Cook, raffle prizes and a silent auction. The auction included autographed items from current and retired NFL players such as Nick Foles, Joe Namath and Dan Marino.

“It makes me proud to be a part of this community and the Rams organization,” Cook said. “I want to thank all of the golfers and sponsors who came out to have some fun for a great cause.”