Linking Medical, Legal, and Social Support to Combat Veterans and their Families.
Links Fore Veterans, kavfest

KavFest is around the corner! Celebrate the life of Maj. Brian Kavanagh and join us Saturday, August 10. Our signature charity golf tournament, Links Fore Veterans, once again takes place in Pittsburg, Kansas at the renowned Crestwood Country Club. The money raised during this 3 person golf scramble benefits combat veterans and caregivers struggling from the effects of post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and substance abuse disorder. Join us for this member guest event!

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  • Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 7 AM Registration | Tee Off starts at 8:30 AM

  • Crestwood Country Club, 304 W. Crestview Ave, Pittsburg, KS

  • 3 person golf scramble

  • $125 per golfer | $375 per 3 person team

  • Prizes for top teams, closet to the hole, longest drive, along with a raffle


7 AM – Check in table opens at Crestwood Country Club

8:15 AM – Tournament instructions

8:25 AM – Devotional from Father Bob McElwee

8:30 AM – Tee Off start time



In loving memory.

Brian Anthony Kavanagh

January 28, 1979 - June 28, 2016


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! 


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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.