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Raising funds for all-terrain wheelchair
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Two photos demonstrate uses for the all-terrain wheelchairs - photo by PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED

A “United We Stand” golf tournament hosted by the Crossroads Grace Community Church is being conducted to provide a veteran that lost multiple limbs with a $15,000 all-terrain wheelchair. 

The power chair will allow a double, triple or quadruple amputee to again claim his outdoor activity independence by being able to access almost any path without assistance.  It will allow them to get back to their activities of the past such as fishing, hunting, strolling along the beach and enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors once again.

The tournament has a 4-person scramble with a donation of $125 per player that includes closest to the pin and putting contests, honest award, team photos and a silent auction.

The special wheelchair is about 43 inches height when lowered and 63 inches when it is raised to allow a veteran to be in a standing position.  It is 42 to 60 inches long with its front and rear idlers with a weight amounting to 470 pounds. The seat height is 42 inches.  Tilt angle for the chair is five degrees forward and 20 degrees backwards.  Speed of the all-terrain vehicle is estimated at three to four miles an hour.  Additional technical information questions may be answered at

The church said all contributions will be tax deductible.

The event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11, at 12:30 p.m. at the Manteca Park Golf Course 305 Union Road.  Registration is at 11:30 a.m.

For those who wish to join the group but don’t golf, there are other ways to participate. 

Members of the community may play in the tournament as an individual or as part of a foursome.  There will be spots open at all skill levels.  Any player will receive green fees, a golf cart, beverages – water soft drinks and beer – box lunch and a “fabulous” dinner.

Sponsorships are available from $150 to $1,000 that at some levels will include advertising spots at individual holes as well as golf cart signage.  Special dinners for two to six people are also included with some packages.

Those with questions may contact Irene Godinez at 209.808.2550.

Checks may be made payable to Crossroads Grace Community Church and mail to “United We Stand,” in care of Irene Godinez, 1131 Cabernet Lane, Manteca,  Manteca, CA 95337.