“Old Town 5” Team becomes victorious in the Inaugural 100 Holes for HOPE  in the Carolinas!

Over $40,000 raised to support PGA HOPE Carolinas

Browns Summit, NC (November 12, 2020) – The inaugural 100 Holes for HOPE was created to honor the sacrifice of our nation’s military heroes through the PGA National Day of HOPE (Oct. 1 through Veteran’s Day), by raising awareness and funds for PGA HOPE programming in the Carolinas.

PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being. The program includes a developmental six-to-eight-week curriculum, taught by PGA Professionals trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency. In 2020, PGA HOPE programming in the Carolinas impacted over 200 Veteran’s lives and since 2015, nearly 1,200 veterans have been impacted through this program!

We would like to extend a huge amount of gratitude to our participants and donors for contributing funds to help us keep PGA HOPE programming in the Carolinas for years to come! We can’t thank you all enough for helping us raise over $40,000! This number is still rising as we are still waiting on a few birdie pledges to be donated.

There was a competition in conjunction with the 100 Holes for HOPE to see who would raise the most funds for PGA HOPE Carolinas. The winner of the competition will receive 2 tickets to the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort at Ocean Course (Day to be determined by CPGA). With that being said, we would like to congratulate the Old Town 5 Team for raising over $14,000 for PGA HOPE Carolinas!

The Old Town 5 Team from Winston-Salem, NC

(left to right): Fisher Kennedy, Preston Howe, Rhodes Baker, Robert Gefaell, and Kyle Haas


About 100 Holes for HOPE

This Fall, PGA HOPE Carolinas is looking for Carolinas PGA Section Members, PGA Golf Management Students, juniors, veterans, and anyone who loves the game of golf to grow the game by participating in our 100 Holes for HOPE. Participants can choose to play 100 holes of golf on any one day (or combination of days) starting October 1, 2020 but must be completed by Veteran’s Day (November 11, 2020) at their local club to help support PGA HOPE programming in the Carolinas. All proceeds from 100 Holes for HOPE will benefit PGA REACH Carolinas; specifically, the PGA HOPE Carolinas (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program. Click here to learn more!

About PGA REACH Carolinas
The PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and philanthropic arm of the Carolinas PGA Section, the largest of the 41 sections in the United States of America. Our 2,000 members across North and South Carolina are committed to serving our communities and growing the game of golf through our three pillars- Youth, Military, and Diversity & Inclusion. For more information, please visit carolinas.pga.com/foundation/. You can also find PGA REACH Carolinas on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram @REACHCarolinas.

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.

Media Contact:
Sally Morgan, PGA | Carolinas PGA | smorgan@pgahq.com