PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. Scroll to the bottom of this web page to find a program near you!
PGA HOPE FACTS
It is a fact that suicide is a major issue among military Veterans, with recent statistical studies showing that 22 Veterans a day commit suicide. PGA HOPE is working to change this statistic.
Participants of PGA HOPE programs include military Veterans living with physical or cognitive challenges such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and amputees, among other challenges.
The Department of Veterans Affairs research and clinical experience verify that physical activity is important to maintaining good health, speeding recovery and improving overall quality of life. For many injured Veterans, adaptive sports provide their first exposure to physical activity after injury.
PGA HOPE programming is fully funded by PGA REACH and is NO COST for Military Veterans.
PGA HOPE has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs, which enables Recreational Therapists to refer Veterans to the PGA HOPE program as a form of therapy.
|Milwaukee County Parks||Oakwood Park GC Franklin WI||2-4 pm on Tuesday’s||4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 & 6/4|
|City of Madison Golf||Yahara Hills GC Madison WI||2-4pm||6/9, 6/17, 7/1, 7/7, 7/15 & 7/21|
|Tomah VA Hospital||Tomah VA GC Tomah WI||TBD||TBD|
|Green Bay||Royal Scot GC New Franken, WI||9-11 am on Thursday’s||6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25|