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Jared Allen’s “Night Ops II” benefits a great charity


We plan to mention several times over the next 11 days the annual golf tournament organized by Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. So let’s get it started right now.

“Night Ops II,” scheduled for June 18 at Acala Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, features nine holes of daytime golf -- and nine holes of night golf, with glow-in-the-dark balls and glowsticks to mark the fairways and hazards. Along the way, members of the Marines will be barking at the participants, even during the most solemn and quiet moment on the course, the backswing.

There’s also a prize for the longest effort on the slip-'n'-slide.

Allen has organized the tournament to benefit his Homes for Wounded Warriors charity, which helps make the homes of combat-injured veterans more suitable for their limitations.

The tournament is open to anyone, at a cost of $500. Folks with valid military I.D. can participate for only $250.

More information is available at Allen’s website, where T-shirts supporting Homes for Wounded Warriors can be purchased, and where donations can be made to the cause.

Allen joined PFT Live on Monday to discuss the event. His full interview is available at the PFT Live page.