AllSouth hosts the Soldiers and Vets Charity Golf Tournament to benefit The Big Red Barn Retreat

July 27, 2021

AllSouth Federal Credit Union will host its annual Soldiers and Vets Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Golden Hills Golf & Country Club in Lexington, South Carolina. This annual golf tournament is dedicated to bringing awareness to and supporting military causes. The proceeds from the tournament this year will benefit the Big Red Barn Retreat located in Blythewood, SC.

The Big Red Barn Retreat was established in 2015 by the family of Leon Irons to honor his life and his love for country. The retreat was established as a resource to help veterans, active duty service members, and first responders thrive on the home front. They offer services and programs ranging from art therapy, yoga, gardening, peer-to-peer groups, and equine-assisted learning. The Big Red Barn Retreat also partners with Fort Jackson to offer the Cadre Resiliency Program, which provides active duty drill sergeants tools to manage stress, problem solve, and decompress. The Big Red Barn Retreat is one of only five sites nationally approved to implement the Warrior PATHH (Progressive Alternative Training for Healing Heroes) program, a program specifically for veterans who were deployed in a combat zone.

“We, at the Big Red Barn Retreat, are honored to be the recipient of this year’s Soldiers & Vets Charity Golf Tournament hosted by AllSouth Federal Credit Union,” said Sutton Shaw, Volunteer Executive Director of the Big Red Barn Retreat. “AllSouth’s support to help the Big Red Barn Retreat change the narrative for our struggling military to one of strength and Posttraumatic Growth reinforces their stated commitment to our military. By selecting the Big Red Barn Retreat as a golf tournament recipient, they are helping to raise both awareness and funding for the only proven program, called Warrior PATHH that cultivates and facilitates posttraumatic growth. We could not be more grateful for their support.”

For over two decades, AllSouth has hosted this event and raised more than $307,500. The funds raised have benefitted community organizations such as Friends of Fisher House Columbia, USO South Carolina, and other charities whose purpose is to support our military community and their families. “Over the years, we have continually worked to support and give back to the communities we serve. Supporting our military is the foundation that AllSouth was built on, and we continue this tradition with our annual Soldiers and Vets Charity Golf Tournament,” said Bill Koehler, AllSouth Federal Credit Union President & CEO.

Join AllSouth in supporting this cause by registering a team, sponsoring a soldier, or making a donation. Early bird pricing is available until September 21. For more information about the tournament, visit

About AllSouth Federal Credit Union 

Originally begun in 1960 as Fort Jackson Federal Credit Union, AllSouth Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. We proudly serve 9 counties with 22 branches in the Midlands of South Carolina. We’re not just your credit union, we’re your neighbors. AllSouth values the communities we serve, and we are dedicated to giving back. For more information, visit

About The Big Red Barn Retreat 

The Big Red Barn Retreat was established in 2015 in honor of Leon Irons who served in the Navy. The family of Leon Irons opened The Big Red Barn Retreat to help veterans, active duty service members and first responders in need of healing find peace. For more information, visit