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Thank you to Bank of America / Merrill Lynch and all of the participants at "Invest in HOPE" golf tournament who helped to raise funds for PGA HOPE. What a great first year! The date is already set for next year - Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Blackhawk Country Club. Please mark your calendar.
 
If you missed it and would still like to contribute please use the "Donate" button to make a donation. All donations in support of PGA HOPE for military veterans are tax deductible. Thank you for your support.
 
Any questions please call NCPGA Foundation (707) 449-4742.
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Crusader Down! Vietnam Aviation Legend Lt. William Sharp: Guest Speaker at Invest in HOPE 

A California central valley native, Sharp will be our guest speaker at Invest in HOPE. Sharp is a distinguished combat pilot and the recipient of the Navy Distinguished Flying Cross, 12 Air Medals, Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation with Combat V (valor) Medal. His flight records include piloting Vought F-8 Crusaders and Grumman F-11 Tiger during the 1960’s.
 
Sharp will present his memories about serving in Vietnam, as a member of Squadron VF-191 and his courageous tale of survival after being shot down and ejecting over the Tonkin Gulf of North Vietnam.

Ways To Invest


Presenting Sponsor - $10,000

  • Recognized as Presenting Sponsor of Invest in HOPE Golf Tournament in all related printed & online materials• Opportunity for company to speak during the VIP Reception & Awards Dinner
  • Eight (8) complimentary entries into the Invest for HOPE tournament, including VIP Reception & Awards Dinner
  • Custom marketing posts on social media
  • Logo on banners at BBQ luncheon, golf tournament, VIP Reception & Awards Dinner
  • Logo on one (1) tee sign
  • Logo on event website
  • Logo on print & online materials
  • Logo in event printed program

Eagle Sponsor - $5,000

  • Recognized during VIP Reception & Awards Dinner
  • Two (2) complimentary entries into the Invest in HOPE tournament, including VIP Reception & Awards Dinner
  • Opportunity to host a tournament activity on-course
  • Custom marketing posts on social media
  • Logo on one (1) tee sign
  • Logo on event website
  • Logo on print & online materials
  • Logo in event printed program

Awards Dinner Sponsor - $5,000

  • Opportunity for company to speak during the VIP Reception & Awards Dinner
  • Recognized as sponsor of VIP Reception & Awards Dinner in all related print & online materials
  • Two (2) complimentary entries into the Invest in HOPE tournament, including VIP Reception & Awards Dinner
  • Custom marketing posts on social media
  • Logo on one (1) tee sign
  • Logo on event website
  • Logo on print & online materials
  • Logo in event printed program

Birdie Sponsor - $2,500

  • Recognized during VIP Reception & Awards Dinner
  • Two (2) complimentary entries into the Invest in HOPE tournament, including VIP Reception & Awards Dinner
  • Logo on one (1) tee sign
  • Logo on event website
  • Logo on print & online materials
  • Logo in event printed program

Luncheon Sponsor - $2,500

  • Recognized as sponsor of luncheon in all print & online materials
  • Two (2) complimentary entries into the Invest in HOPE tournament, including VIP Reception & Awards Dinner
  • Logo on one (1) tee sign
  • Logo on event website
  • Logo on print & online materials
  • Logo in event printed program

Other Opportunities (All include recognition on signage and printed program)

  • Hospitality Sponsor - $2,500
  • Centerpiece Sponsor - $2,500
  • Printed Program Sponsor - $2,500
  • Tee Sponsor - $1,000

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Our Veterans

  • Over 3.5 million veterans have some form of service connected disability.
  • 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 or cognitive challenges such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and amputees, among other challenges. 

Our Program, PGA HOPE

PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), the flagship program of the NCPGA Foundation, is a year-round golf program offered as a therapeutic rehabilitation tool for all military veterans. The lifetime sport of golf has proven to be an excellent outlet for activity and competition but also allows veterans to assimilate back into their community through the social interaction the game provides. PGA HOPE programming is offered at NO COST for military veterans. We provide a safe environment and community for veterans, getting them outdoors exercising, focusing their energy on something challenging but therapeutic, and engaging them with other veterans in a supportive and structured environment. PGA HOPE is the only golf program for veterans taught by PGA Professionals who are specially trained in adaptive sports instruction.
  • Seven PGA HOPE locations – Presidio GC (San Francisco), Metropolitan GC (Oakland), Cypress Lakes GC (Vacaville); New in 2017 – Haggin Oaks GC & Cherry Island GC (Sacramento), Hidden Valley CC & Sierra Sage GC (Reno).
  • Two (2) six-week clinics at each location annually, with PGA HOPE Leagues launching to provide ongoing support.
  • 35 veterans per clinic/site with a 5:1 ratio of veterans to PGA Professional, ensures all veterans receive individual attention and support.
  • 260 veterans graduated through Spring 2017.
  • So many more to serve … there are more than 377,000 veterans in Northern California receiving medical and mental health services at V.A. Hospitals, clinics and centers.
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“I am a therapist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center where I work with veterans who have substance abuse and mental health issues. The veterans that I work with have benefitted from PGA HOPE because they are learning a new healthy skill that helps them get outdoors and not isolating or being in unhealthy environments. While playing golf they are able to focus on something other than issues related to their military experience or problems that come up in their everyday lives.”

— Bill, VA Therapist/Navy & Marine Corp.

Our Partner, the U.S. Veterans Administration

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 – using golf as an activity to assist veterans with their progress in rehab along with helping them to assimilate and mainstream with their families, their communities, and life.

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