Saturday, November 11 – Veterans Day – served as the inaugural PGA National Day of HOPE. The Hero video above, featuring Jack Nicklaus, highlights the positive impact that PGA HOPE has on the lives of our Military Veterans.
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.
The Foundation strives to raise money in many ways, including but not limited to solicitation of gifts, grants and contributions from corporations, businesses, private citizens, and other foundations. Also, PGA Professionals participate in the annual section fund raising drive, entitled Drive for the Game (a day chosen at their facility).
The Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock corporation that received approval from the Internal Revenue Service on January 17, 1995, to be classified as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Foundation was founded to provide information and services to youth golf and special needs golfers, and to promote the game to the public at large. It is intended to serve golf throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.