LINCROFT – Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) students will host “Tee Off for the Troops,” in honor of local fallen hero and alumnus, Lt. Dennis Zilinski II, on Saturday, June 8. The miniature golf and putting tournaments will be held at Twin Brook Golf Center, 1251 Jumping Brook Road, Tinton Falls. The 1st Mini Golf Shotgun Start will be 10:30 a.m.; lunch, featuring hot dogs, drink and chips, will be served at 11:30 a.m.; and the 2nd Mini Golf Shotgun Start will be at noon. Cost is $25 per golfer or $80 per foursome and includes one round of golf, food and gift bag. Hole and tee sponsorships are available for $50. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to The Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund.
Register through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone at 732-272-8993 or online at teeoff4thetroops.weebly.com. Walk-ins are welcome!
Lt. Dennis Zilinski II grew up in Middletown and graduated from CBA, where he was a member of the swim team. He received his nomination to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and graduated in 2004. He also completed Airborne School while a student at West Point.
After graduation from Ranger School, he was assigned to the 1/187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Rakkasan.” He deployed with the 101st Airborne Division on September 17, 2005. Lt. Zilinski died in Iraq on November 19, 2005 as a result of a roadside bombing near Bayji, 155 miles north of Baghdad. Lt. Zilinski’s medals include: Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Global War on Terror, Iraq Campaign Service Medal and the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal.
As an act of love, Dennis’ family and friends founded The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund, whose mission is to continue to serve and assist returning men and women who were wounded in service to our nation. The fund also supports scholarships at CBA.
For more information please visit: www.runwithdennis.org or email RunwithDennis@yahoo.com.