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21st Annual ACU Turkey Shoot golf tournament raises over $45,000 in donations for JBLM service member support

America’s Credit Union raised $45,000 at their annual Turkey Shoot golf tournament last month which they donated to Santa’s Castle and provided funding for Operation Ham Grenade. Photo credit:

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JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - On Dec. 7, 2021, America's Credit Union (ACU) CEO, Ken Leonard, and the ACU Foundation Board presented $45,000 raised from this year's Turkey Shoot golf tournament to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) nonprofit Santa's Castle, and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). The event was also attended by staff and service members.

Funds will be used to support JBLM service members and their families during the holiday season. Santa's Castle will use the donation to purchases toys and books for military families during Christmas, and AUSA will be able to fund Operation Ham Grenade, which distributes holiday hams to service members. ACU has a long history of supporting these events, and others over the years, totaling over $600,000.

The 21st annual Turkey Shoot charity golf tournament was the culmination of months of planning and preparation that welcomed over 100 golfers and sponsors. When asked about this year's event, Ken Leonard responded, "We are all filled with enormous pride and gratitude to have been able to host another successful Turkey Shoot golf tournament! Our team did an amazing job to put on a safe and enjoyable event to support our soldiers and their families!" Ken Leonard has been there since the beginning, helping with the creation of the first Turkey Shoot. The ACU Foundation and Ken are honored to contribute to the morale and welfare of our military.

ACU wishes to thank the following staff and sponsors for their continued support of this tournament: Titus Will Chevrolet, SWBC, Mince Mercantile, Express Storage, Access Softek, Kaye-Smith, LeMay Waste Management, Arrow Cleaning, Capitol City Press, and Tactical Tailor. ACU would like to give a special thank you to Dimitri's Gourmet Mixes, and Jeff Clark from Eagles Pride Golf Course, for continuing to make the event a great success.

The ACU Foundation works year-round to support our military personnel, their families and the communities that serve them. For more information on America's Credit Union and the ACU Foundation, please go to

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