INTERVIEW: Wounded warrior joins Tee It Up for the Troops
Recently, Heidi Collins competed in "Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities" by performing a tango for the troops that earned her a few awards as well as money for the non-profit Tee It Up for the Troops.
Collins and her professional partner, Alex Chamberlain, took home the top titles, but the check presentations just got underway this weekend.
Tee It Up for the Troops is a national organization that got its start in Minnesota in 2005 when J.B. Ball founded it as a way to honor his son's service.
Another man who served is Patrick Nelson. He grew up on Dawson, Minn., and became one of the wounded warriors that Tee It up for the Troops has helped.
Nelson served three tours -- one in Iraq and two in Afghanistan -- with the Army before he was wounded by a rocket, and now he's joining the organization in a new way.