Commissioner loans Masters tickets to wounded warriors

By: Chris Thomas Email
By: Chris Thomas Email

News 12 at 6 o'clock, April 8, 2009

AUGUSTA, Ga.---The city of Augusta is honoring those who've made the ultimate sacrifice by giving them with a visit to Augusta National. One Augusta commissioner has made it his mission to get our wounded warriors out on the green.

"I've been there. I've been blessed," said Commissioner Joe Jackson. "Why not bless somebody else?"

"This is the Super Bowl of golfing," said wounded warrior Pedro Angel Perez. "I'm honored to be here."

"They've given life and limb for our freedom," said Jackson. "I think that's the least I can do."

"Even though I've been wounded," said Perez. "I do not regret anything I've done. It's been a privilege and honor to serve my country, and I would do it all over again."

Two tickets to the practice rounds cost about $41 each.

"Go have fun," said Jackson. "Enjoy it."

"There are good people out there that look out for the wounded guys," said Perez.

"I think it's a chance of a lifetime," said Jackson. "If I had more I'd probably give them away more."

"Thank you very much," said Perez. "I really appreciate it."

Each Augusta commissioner is allotted at least two tickets for the Masters. Commissioner Jackson says he's not done yet. He has invited two other wounded warriors to visit over the weekend.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2009 at 06:16 AM
    Thank you Mr.Jackson. I had a great time and appreciate all the support from the American people. It has been an honor and privilege to serve our country.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2009 at 09:22 AM
    A wonderful thing to do. This veteran would like to thank Mr. Jackson for his kindness!
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