Rescheduled: 2nd Annual Christopher Hulbert Memorial Golf Outing
Updated: May 27, 2020
In Honor of Christopher’s Character, Service, and Integrity.
Update May 27, 2020: Due to the uncertainty over public gathering policies into the summer, we have unfortunately decided to reschedule the 2nd Annual Christopher Hulbert Memorial Golf Outing to August of 2021. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone. We WILL be back and even stronger with the 2021 Memorial Golf Outing. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you, the staff of the Christopher Hulbert Memorial.
USAF Captain Christopher Hulbert dedicated his life and time to his family, service members, education, and career. A loving husband and son, Christopher passed away in January of 2019. A local resident of the Butler area, Christopher received two Master’s Degrees: one from the University of South Carolina for Public Administration and another from Oklahoma University for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Following his graduation from the university of South Carolina, Chris sought to further his career and education by completing his training as an Officer in the United States Air Force in November of 2008. During Christopher’s time as an Airman, he was deployed to Germany, Africa, Afghanistan (2), and Kuwait. Christopher will always be remembered and honored, as he received a multitude of military awards celebrating his service to his country. This includes: Two Joint Service Commendation medals, an Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and an Air Force Achievement Medal. The last award that Christopher received was the 2018 Air Force Captain of the Year. Even with all of his successes in the Air Force, Christopher suffered greatly from PTSD and became another statistic in the epidemic of military and veteran suicides.
According to an article found on Business Insider written by Sarah Gray, suicide rates for veterans were found in 2016 to be 30.1 per 100,000 as compared to the national average of 13.1 to 100,000. The rate for veterans aged 18 to 34 is found to be even greater, about 45 per 100,000 as reported by the VA. There are 22 daily occurrences of veteran suicide. As these men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, we would like to honor them through this event. This event is to raise awareness for Battlefield and Deployment Trauma, PTSD, Military Suicides and educate the community on prevention and support.