PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of the Northern California PGA Foundation. PGA HOPE introduces golf to veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.
Since 2015, there were 750 veterans in Northern California impacted by PGA HOPE. By the end of 2018, over 1,000 veterans will have participated in PGA HOPE Programming.
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.
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 the NCPGA Foundation 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.
Help us Raise HOPE for Veterans by making a one-time donation or by becoming a PGA HOPE Sponsor to fund clinics at a specific location. All donations are 100% tax deductible through our NCPGA Foundation.
To become a HOPE Corporate Sponsor – contact Nancy Maul, Foundation Managing Director,