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PGA HOPE

PGA HOPE Carolinas (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is an adaptive golf program offered by our PGA Professionals as a rehabilitation tool to improve our veterans’ quality of life by enhancing their mental, social, physical, and emotional well-being. There is NO COST to our veterans. With your support, we serve our veterans at eleven locations in North and South Carolina with an emphasis on helping those with physical and emotional disabilities that would most benefit from our initiative.

 

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PGA HOPE Certified Training Sessions***ATTENTION: You MUST register with CPGA Section office. HOPE training sessions will be ran by Judy Alvarez, PGA, so it fills up quickly.***

How Can PGA Pros get involved

Click here to contact someone at the CPGA office to start a new program

Click Here to Find a HOPE Chapter Near You

PGA HOPE in Charleston, SC feature in PGA Championship Preview Show – August 6, 2017 from PGA of America on Vimeo.

PGA HOPE

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 and 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 offered at 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.