VALOR’s Michael C. Wargo Cup

Charity Golf Tournament to Assist Veterans, Seeking Sponsors and Foursomes

VALOR Clinic Foundation, based in Jonas, PA, is holding their 6th annual Michael C. Wargo Cup Golf Tournament to help fund their Veteran’s Unstoppable program.

The tournament will be held June 14 at Southmoore Golf Club. The format is best of foursome scramble, along with a longest ball, closest to the pin and putting contests. There will be a dinner provided by Mission Barbecue, as well as a baskets raffle and golf ball drop raffle, with a chance to win $25,000. There is also room available in the tournament program for sponsors and additional hole sponsors.

All proceeds go to assist VALOR’s Veterans Unstoppable program, which is a no cost program, in service to warriors and first responders, and their loved ones facing post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI) and other invisible wounds of military service. Essentially, VALOR’s mission is to help our Veterans to win their “war at home”. The program has two sub programs: peer to peer support groups, and retreats. To enroll please contact us at (570) 534-2812.

The tournament is named in honor of the life and service of Lehighton native, Michael C. Wargo.

About Michael

Michael C. Wargo was born June 22, 1976 and was big brother to his little sister Kerry Ann. Michael attended St. Peter & Paul School 1st through 5th grades, and graduated with honors from Lehighton High School in 1994. He attended Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science with a medical program in 1998. Michael changed his mind about going to medical school and he instead decided to teach biology, chemistry and earth and space science because he fell in love with his college sweet heart. In October of 2012, after receiving a degree in computer science, Michael changed careers and worked for Boeing Aircraft until his death.

Michael enlisted in the Army after 9/11, and was assigned to Fort Drum, NY as a Non Commissioned Officer, training infantry on how to survive nuclear, biological, and chemical war. He married his college sweetheart Julie on July 6th, 2003 and deployed August 6th, 2003 to Afghanistan for 10 months. He returned home May 16th, 2004 a different man after he witnessed the loss of 10 Army buddies.

Michael died on May 20th, 2013 at home, and was buried on his 37th birthday, June 22, 2013 in Sky View Memorial Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA. The Veteran’s Administration declared Michael’s death “Service Related” in April of 2014.

Michael is survived by his Mother and Father, Sarah and Mike Wargo, his sister Kerry Ann, his daughter Brianna (12), and his loving ex-wife Julie.

Michael’s Gold Star Parents are part of VALOR’s dedicated Volunteer Team and  hoping that you will support VALOR’s very necessary mission to assist our Veterans most in need. For more information you can call 570-778-5660 or register at

…For the too many Veterans who’ve way too early passed on, and for all those left to find, who can still thrive…All Rise.

From the VALOR Volunteer Team,

Thank you.

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