South Florida PGA ‘Playing for Veterans‘, Raised over $40,000 to Support PGA HOPE
May 19th at Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach the South Florida PGA Foundation hosted the 2nd Annual PGA HOPE Charity Event in an effort to raise funds to support local veterans through the game of golf and the SFPGA PGA HOPE program. PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is a program affording local veterans with an opportunity to learn the game of golf as a form of therapy and assimilation back into civilian life. This year over 200 veterans will go through a six week golf instruction program administered by the SFPGA Foundation and local PGA Professionals.
The event today opened up with a presentation of the colors from the Junior ROTC at Palm Beach Gardens High School. On the golf course, throughout the event, were two veterans who have participated in the PGA HOPE program previously. They provided the golfers with a special challenge coin, and shared their stories about how this program has changed their lives.
“This was such an amazing day, and I am just humbled to have had the opportunity to go through the PGA HOPE program. It has gotten me through some very hard times over the past year, and I am extremely grateful,” stated a PGA HOPE participant/veteran (anonymous).
This event would not have been possible without the support of partners Delta G Ventures, Raymond James, Jupiter Medical, Rocco’s Tacos, JetSmarter, Tito’s and Titleist. Through the participants and the partners who supported the event over $40,000 was raised and will help impact the lives of more veterans here in south Florida.
ABOUT THE SFPGA FOUNDATION
The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education and scholarships, and charitable gifting. The South Florida PGA Foundation falls under the direction of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 1,800 men and women PGA Professionals serving as the experts in business and the game of golf.
In 2004 the South Florida PGA Foundation began operations as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community. Since its inception, the Foundation has experienced extreme growth through the support of more than 1,800 PGA Professionals, 460 facilities, and numerous corporations. Over the past thirteen years the Foundation has touched the lives of more than 12,000 individuals residing in South Florida, through various programming included but not limited to junior golf, charitable gifting, and scholarships.