Lower Gwynedd Township, Pa. (July 13, 2021) — PGA REACH Philadelphia, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the Philadelphia PGA Section, has partnered with Elite Fundraising Solutions Inc. (EFS) to introduce PGA HOPE Hero Days, an initiative that celebrates U.S. military veterans and supports fundraising efforts in conjunction with the foundation’s military pillar.
The Hero Program, a leading company for on-course fundraising on behalf of veterans, first responders and frontline workers, has grown into one of the largest supporters of our heroes nationwide. PGA HOPE Hero Days will launch in the Philadelphia PGA Section this summer and will bring more awareness to the positive impact of rehabilitative golf programs for veterans through partner courses and will fundraise fundraise directly on behalf of PGA HOPE Philadelphia.
The PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) Philadelphia program is a free four-to-six week golf program for military veterans. The lifetime sport of golf has proven to be an excellent activity for competition and rehabilitation, while helping military veterans to reconnect with their community through the social opportunities that the game provides. The program includes five golf lessons/clinics with instruction from certified PGA Professionals.
- Free hole-in-one contest for each player on PGA HOPE Hero Days; winner receives $3,500 (half to winner, half to PGA HOPE Philadelphia)
- Closest-to-the-hole winners will be rewarded golf shop credit provided by EFS
- Players will receive virtual gift bags worth $9,000 useable at courses nationwide
- Hero Program representatives to be onsite to manage events
- PGA HOPE Hero partner courses to be included in Hero gift bags, providing free marketing and promotion nationwide
- PGA HOPE Philadelphia will receive 25 percent of all funds raised on the course during each PGA HOPE Hero Day