1st Annual Wayne Soares Veterans Golf Tournament To Benefit Homeless & Disabled Veterans

September 23, 2019:  1st Annual Wayne Soares Veterans Golf Tournament To Benefit Homeless & Disabled Veterans will be hosted by Falmouth Together We Can Inc. and played at TGC at Sacconnesset in North Falmouth.

Celebrities that have committed to playing so far include Red Sox Hall of Famer Rico Petrocelli, Bruins Hall of Famer Rick Middleton, New York Rangers Hall of Famer Nicky Fotiu, Former Red Sox Jim Corsi, CBS College Basketball Analyst Pete Gillen, Former Baltimore Colt Dan Sullivan, and WBZ CH4 Sportscaster Steve Burton.

Cost is $250 per player, $1,000 per foursome.  Cost includes a light lunch prior to golf, gift bags, and dinner after the tournament.  Check-in begins at 10:00 AM with a Shotgun start at 11:00 AM.  There will also be auction items and prizes available.

Together We Can Inc. will donate all proceeds to the Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center and the Disabled American Veterans.  Together We Can, CIVOC and DAV are 501c3 non-profit organizations.

Players may register and pay via check by contacting Wayne Soares at waynesoares1@gmail.com Checks are payable to: Together We Can Inc. Tournament.

Veteran Summer Sailing with Plesant Bay Community Boating

Starting: July 3rd  2019

Simply enjoy the sail or choose to learn and actively participate with the goal of becoming skilled enough to sail independently

Pleasant Bay Community Boating is a non-profit organization dedicated to making boating, marine science education, and environmental stewardship affordable and accessible for all. PBCB is offering complimentary sailing sessions for veterans for up to 8 people every Wednesday on July 5:30pm-7: 30 pm and August 5:00pm-7: 00 pm

•DD214 required

•Every Wednesday evening in July and August

•Location: 2287 Rt 28 Harwich, MA 02645

Contact Danielle for application, details and attendance at:

Cape and Islands Veteran Outreach Center

247 Stevens Street, Suite E Hyannis MA 02601


508-778-1590 X 13

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New Scholarships Offered by CIVOC

Each year the Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center awards four $1000 scholarships. The first three are awarded to high school students who belong to a veteran family. Beginning this year, those scholarships will be named  after three of our original founders, Roy Pacheco, Michael Trainor, and Michael Williams. 

 The fourth is awarded to a student veteran and is given in memory of Captain Eric Jones, a Marine helicopter pilot who lost his life in Afghanistan. Captain Jones’ parents now reside on Cape Cod and are untiring advocates for the support of our veterans.  We were honored when the Joneses gave us permission to name our first veteran scholarship awarded in 2015, the Captain Eric Jones Memorial Scholarship, in honor of their son.

In 2019, we have added three new scholarships.  The first is the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Scholarship which is funded by the foundation of the same name, and will also be awarded to a veteran who is currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution.

The third and fourth are the Michael and Lisa Serabian Scholarships which will be awarded to high school seniors who have been accepted to a post-secondary trade school.

The scholarships are awarded directly to student and not to the institutions in order to fund the  book costs, lab fees and other costs associated with attending an accredited college or post-secondary trade or vocational school.


Newly Formed Alliance

Pictured left to right: Bill Cotter, Chairman, TGCS for the Troops (Golf Tournament), Lt. Colonel William Burke, USA (Ret). President of Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center Board of Directors, Ted Pasquarello, Board Member of TGCS.

The Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center (CIVOC) and The Golf Club at Sacconnesset (TGCS) are very proud to announce their new partnership.  TGCS has chosen CIVOC to run its annual TGC For The Troops golf tournament.  All proceeds from the tournament will go towards funding CIVOC’s mission to provide Cape Cod Veterans and their families with a comprehensive menu of the essential, life altering and life sustaining services which will empower them to achieve a lasting reintegration into the families and communities for which they have sacrificed.   

TGCS has established a legacy of giving within the community and is well known for its philanthropic endeavors in several other areas in addition to veteran causes.  The TGC Fund has been a fundamental source of support for veterans and their families all over Cape Cod raising $365,000 raised in the past 10 years.

This year’s member-guest tournament will be held at TGCS on 10 June 2019.  There is also a free veterans golf clinic for veterans of all eras on 9 June 2019.

The first CIVOC Speaker Series is a resounding success

Professor Michael Kamorski led a very lively and informative strategic discussion on global and domestic terror threats.  Professor Kamorski encouraged the 35 people attending to participate by asking questions throughout the presentation.  The CIVOC Speaker Series is geared towards outreach on different topics of interest to both veterans and the Cape Cod Community. Stay tuned for our next in the series of talks coming in early spring!

NAMI is offering a 6 session, peer-delivered course designed for families or support persons of Veterans and service members with mental health conditions.

NAMI Homefront is a 6 session, peer-delivered course designed for families or support persons of Veterans and service members with mental health conditions.  You will learn how to:

  • Manage crises, solve problems, communicate effectively
  • Care for yourself; manage stress
  • Develop confidence to support your loved one with compassion
  • Identify and access federal, state and local services
  • Be informed on the latest research on mental health
  • Understand current treatments, therapies and medications
  • Navigate the challenges and impact of mental health on the family

Most importantly, be with others who face similar challenges.  You are not alone!

Homefront begins on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6:00 – 8:30 P.M. in Barnstable.  To register call Kim Lemmon, Director of Family Programs, at 508-778-4277.



The Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center in Hyannis and the Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans would like to thank the generous sponsors and participants of their joint 2018 Charity Golf Tournament that was held in October at the Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club. The tournament raised $18,000 to support each of the organizations’ on-going programs.

Tournament Sponsor
Williams Building Company

Host Sponsor
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

Gold Sponsor
Marzen Group LLC

Silver Sponsor
RBC Wealth Management

Bronze Sponsors
Brig Gen Jimmy Dishner, USAF (Retired)
Colonel Donald Lynde, USA (Retired)
The Kelliher Family
Dr Harry & Susan Scott
Iron Horse Structures
Vanguard Moving Services Inc
RTD Technologies
The Maher Family
I.U.P.A.T. District Council #35

Hole Sponsors
Dr. Ann Skopek
Bill and Judy Cassagrande
Douglas Errhalt & Family
Chris Grassie
Dunford Consulting Group
Skaklee Distributors
Home Instead
The Lobster Trap Restaurant
In Memory of William Burke US Seabees
In Memory of Arthur Carter US Seabees
Magnum Moving and Storage
Michelle Turmelle
Stewarts Restaurant
Peter Harrigan
Robert & Beverly Ann Cobuzzi
Joseph & Joan Crowe
Herb and Roz Hill
Today Real Estate
Edward & Marti Palank
Charles P Reidy III
The Friendly Fisherman
William McCormack
Fairways For Freedom
Larry French
John Houseman
John McGunnigle
Peter & Patti Poras
REEF Builders
Richard & Nancy Noonan
Thomas Foley
Jon & Darlene Furbush
Richard and Kathleen Jodka
Norman Judith Grace
Gwen Errhalt
AMR Financial
Cape Cod SCORE Chapter 225
Godino & Company Inc.
Michael Conniff
Phil and Dinny Goodwin
RPM Carpets
Robert Bicknell
Short N Sweet

Michael Corocoran
Eisley Images by Christine Turmelle
Dolphin Restaurant
Jake Rooney’s Restaurant
Bleu Restaurant
Cardi’s Furniture
Nauset Beach Club
TGC Sacconnesset, Falmouth
Willowbend Country Club
TPC-Boston Country Club
Marshfield Country Club
New Seabury Country Club
The Ridge Club
Oyster Harbors Golf Club
Sandwich Hollows Golf Club
Holly Ridge Golf Club
Jane Frost Golf Academy
Hy-line Cruises
Nauset Marine
Pro Cuts-Orleans
Mark Scamman
Marc Goldberg
Bill Burke
Peter Brown
Jim Pickering

Regina Giambusso
Executive Director, Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center

Peter Earl
Executive Director, Academy of Performing Arts

Second Annual Veterans Town Hall

 On Sunday, November 11, 2108, the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center will host its second annual Veterans Town Hall.  A concept initiated by author Sebastion Junger and Congressman Seth Moulton, this event is a forum for  veterans who have experienced combat to speak for 10 minutes relating their own personal experience with war.  Per the guidelines established for this event, it involves no question or comments, no politicizing on the nature and effects of war; it is strictly intended to share with the community the human experience of these veterans.

Our first Town Hall was met with a very positive response from the many attending, and so we look forward this year to informing many others with this moving experience. The veterans who speak are serving all of us, yet again, by enlightening us on the human realities of war.

Any Cape Cod veterans who have experienced combat and wish to participate in this event are asked to contact our Director of Counseling, Jack Bonino by emailing him at jackbonino@yahoo.com or calling him at 508-778-1590, x17.  Participation in this event is limited, so please contact Jack at your earliest convenience if you would be willing to provide this service to the Cape Cod Community.