How can a round of golf help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder?
Start with a group of committed law students who are driven to serve those who have served our country.
For the third straight year, two University of South Carolina School of Law student-led organizations, Service Members and Veterans in Law (SVL) and the Student Bar Association, joined forces to host a charity golf tournament with the goal of raising money and awareness for Columbia, S.C.-based non-profit, Hidden Wounds.
Hidden Wounds’ mission is to provide peace of mind and comfort for military personnel suffering combat stress injuries such as PTSD, traumatic brain injury and other psychological post-war challenges by providing interim and emergency psychological treatment for veterans, military personnel, and their families.
The tournament raised $2800, which will provide much-needed counseling services to area-veterans suffering from combat-related stress injuries.
It was just the latest event that SVL has sponsored to help South Carolina veterans. In 2013, the group brought the national initiative “Project Salute” to the state for the first time, and worked with local attorneys to help local veterans file or appeal their benefits claims.
Additionally, SVL members help other military-turned-law-students make the transition into law school, and work to create networking opportunities with veterans in the legal community, such as career advice and resume workshops.