PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship Veteran Instruction program of PGA REACH New England, the charitable foundation of the New England Section. Our NEPGA Professionals use the game of golf to introduce veterans with different abilities to enhance their physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being. PGA HOPE New England participants include Veterans with physical and cognitive challenges such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD). PGA HOPE New England is proud to host (13) locations across New England, with programs starting in May and continuing through October annually.
PGA HOPE New England introduces golf to Veterans to enhance their physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being. Proudly, (10) HOPE programs were delivered in 2022, locations included PGA HOPE – Atkinson (NH), Bangor (ME), Bedford (MA), Boston (MA), Hyannis (MA), North Dartmouth (MA), Lincoln (RI), Portland (ME), Windham (NH), and Worcester (MA). Typically delivered through a 6–8-week curriculum, each local program is hosted by 2-4 certified NEPGA Professionals and covers all aspects of playing the game. Expansion in 2023 includes three additional programs: PGA HOPE - Boylston (MA), Laconia (NH), and Lebanon (NH).
GROWTH OF THE GAME IMPACT
Hosted by NEPGA Professionals (Over 50 certified HOPE instructors in the Section) Consistent program growth since 2020, 4 / 8 / 10 / 13 Locations
Active PGA HOPE Ambassador recruitment and engagement practices
Open to general Veteran /Active Military “public” and returning PGA HOPE New England participants, beginning at age 18.
WHY IT MATTERS
In a collaborative effort with our NEPGA Professionals, our foundation is excited to begin a PGA HOPE awareness campaign across New England to help raise funds for PGA HOPE. Through the charity and goodwill of our golf community, we strive to raise funds specifically for our PGA HOPE programs, which positively impact the lives of over 350 Veterans annually.
PGA REACH will provide a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10,000 of what we raise locally.
We hope you will partner with us to impact local Veterans in our Section.