A golf team made up of active, reserve and retired military pause for a photo during their day pro-am day of golf sponsored by Interstate Batteries.

A golf team made up of active, reserve and retired military pause for a photo during their day pro-am day of golf sponsored by Interstate Batteries.

Interstate Batteries Inc. treated more than 200 active duty, retired and reserve military personnel to a pro-am day of golf at Cedar Crest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas, on May 6.

The Operation Appreciation golf event kicked off the weeklong AT&T Byron Nelson professional golf tournament hosted by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, a 600-member civic organization.

Golfers pose with sign at pro am event for military personnel.

Golfers pose with sign at pro am event for military personnel.

Interstate Batteries sponsored one playing spot and provided lunch for every military player as part of Operation Appreciation.

The company’s golf team was comprised of three veterans who currently work at Interstate Batteries on one former Navy Seal.

Some of the golfers who participated in the Interstate Batteries pro am event for active and retired military members.

Some of the golfers who participated in the Interstate Batteries pro am event for active and retired military members.

The company said in a press release: “We’re ever thankful for the individuals who don the United States military uniform to defend the freedom we enjoy – and the families who support them. We value their service, we value their cause and we are grateful for their service to our country.”

Interstate Batteries currently employs around 50 military veterans at its home office alone.

On April 13, Interstate Batteries hosted the first of many open houses as part of its new Values Mission*Hiring Initiative. Nearly 50 veterans attended and met with Interstate Batteries recruiters about job openings. The Values Mission*Hiring Initiative is managed by Chris Montoya.

(from left): Chris Montoya, manager of Interstate Batteries' Values Mission*Hiring Initiative for veterans;  Stacey Hargrave, an Interstate Batteries volunteer; and Gus Cabarcas, a volunteer from Hope for the Warriors.

(from left): Chris Montoya, manager of Interstate Batteries' Values Mission*Hiring Initiative for veterans;  Stacey Hargrave, an Interstate Batteries volunteer; and Gus Cabarcas, a volunteer from Hope for the Warriors.

Interstate Batteries is based in Dallas. For more information, visit www.interstatebatteries.com.

Interstate Batteries employees who volunteered at the pro am event.

Interstate Batteries employees who volunteered at the pro am event.

More of the active and retired military who enjoyed the pro am event.

More of the active and retired military who enjoyed the pro am event.

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