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Friday, April 3, 2009

Buffalo Lawyer Sends the Gift of Golf Overseas

Joseph Hanna was brought up with strong morals and learned at a young age that service was extremely important. Hanna has created a good life becoming partner in a Buffalo law firm at the age of 28 however he has not forgotten the importance of service and giving back. Hanna has created Bunkers in Baghdad, a non profit organization that sends golf clubs and golf balls overseas to US soldiers. Many organizations have been formed over the years that send care goods and different packages overseas in support of the troops protecting our country however Hanna’s organization is based around the fact that the soldiers need a hobby and some entertainment while away. Hanna started calling friends that had the same love for the game as him and suddenly the one man operation gathered over 50,000 golf balls and 2,500 clubs to send to the US troops. Bunkers in Baghdad started with a few of Hanna’s friends in a basement and has grown to an extremely successful donation location with multiple golf courses and manufacturers wanting to donate golf supplies.

Joe Hanna’s long term goals include not only continuing his work sending golf clubs and balls overseas but also being able to give donations to the war veterans returning home. Many people have flocked to help Hanna, at a local middle school students help package the golf equipment and understand the importance of Hanna’s mission. Francesca Carra an eighth grader at the school says “We can at least spend five minutes a day… for them because they do so much for us.” Hanna’s work with Bunkers in Baghdad is a great example of simple things that can be done in support for our troops. The soldiers who received the gifts from Bunkers in Baghdad will return home not only to their homes and families but also to a lower handicap!