Linking Medical, Legal, and Social Support to Combat Veterans and their Families.
Links Fore Veterans, kavfest presents Links Fore Veterans, a charity golf tournament in Pittsburg, Kansas at the renowned Crestwood Country Club. The funds raised during this 4 x golfer member/guest scramble supports combat veterans and caregivers struggling from the effects of post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and substance abuse disorder.

Following the tournament, join the team for the 3rd Annual Kavfest, a life celebration of founder Major Brian Kavanagh. The celebration will take place at McCarthy’s Pub, 221 E. 3rd Street, Pittsburg, KS. Have fun with live music, friends, family, and fun.


  • Saturday, August 11th, 2018  | Noon Registration | Tee Off starts at 1:45 PM
  • Crestwood Country Club, 304 W. Crestview Ave, Pittsburg, KS
  • 4 person golf scramble 
  • $125 per golfer  |  $500 per team  
  • Prizes for top teams, closet to the hole, longest drive, along with a raffle


12:00: Check in table opens at Crestwood Country Club

12:30 – 1:20: Warm up time + lunch available for pickup

1:20 – 1:40: Remarks from Honorary Host Brigadier General (Retired) Don Bolduc

1:40-1:45: Tournament instructions by Todd Casey

1:45: Devotional from Father Bob McElwee & Tee Off start time




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What is Kav Fest?

Honoring our local patriot, friend, brother, and protector. 

As U.S. Army Major Brian Kavanagh, St. Mary's Colgan and Pittsburg State University graduate, transitioned out of active duty service, he became frustrated with the lack of care provided by Veterans Affairs available to veterans' facing challenges similar to his own. He and his wife Jessica battled with their local Veteran’s Affairs facility month in and month out as Brian continued to face multiple challenges associated with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.  Through this long and painful struggle, Brian conceptualized of a non-profit organization dedicated to linking combat veterans to the resources and services that were not being provided by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.  And out of the Kavanagh Family’s own struggles, was founded and launched with the singular goal of providing one on one support to combat veterans and their Families.


community & volunteers unite to make a difference.

Thank you to the Southeast Kansas Community for supporting Kav Fest last year. Please join us again for another epic celebration! 


2017 Kav Fest Gallery. Photos by Brett Dalton, The Vos Project

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In loving memory.

Brian Anthony Kavanagh

January 28, 1979 - June 28, 2016