Eric Siegel center w. his parents and the Dastur, O’Rouke and Stulberg families of Troop 117
Heroes Golf Course on the West LA Veterans Administration grounds has a beautiful new seating area and garden beds thanks to Eric Siegel and Boy Scout Troop 117-Brentwood.
On Saturday August 30th, Eric led a team of 30 volunteers for the landscaping and furniture set up. Through careful spending, detailed planning, and the generosity of area businesses Eric was able to finish the project well under budget. Upon completion he presented a $900 check for Heroes Golf Course.
“The results are more beautiful than I ever imagined,” Siegel said. “I hope the new seating area will show our appreciation to the veterans for their service and sacrifice.”
While biking through the VA three years ago, Eric met Ricardo Bandini, whose ancestors donated the VA property and head of the Bandini Foundation that operates Heroes Golf Course.
During the first planning session Eric spoke with vets employed at the course. He asked what they wished to see. Unanimously the reply was “new chairs.” Eric’s requests for donations from area businesses, family and friends were met with overwhelming positive response.
To stretch his budget he made purchases on Craigslist and refinished the items with the help of eight volunteers. Eric designed garden beds that included a birdbath and water-wise plants from Plants Express. Lowes, Home Depot, Bourget Bros, Fisher Lumber, Armstrong Nursery and OSH all contributed items or granted liberal discounts to make the transformation possible.
For more information and to donate to Heroes Golf Course or play a round of golf open to the public visit www.heroesgolfcourse.com