PGA REACH, the American PGA 501 (c) (3) Charitable Foundation, will conduct the 2021 PGA HOPE National Golf և Health Week at Congress Country Club, Bethesda, Maryland, October 14-18.

In partnership with PGA REACH և Congressional Country Club մի, a group of veterans who have completed their local PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program, nominated by their respective PGA departments, will participate in a four-day program that provides advanced golf training և health training. Each veteran participant will receive a specially designed golf և set of health tools, including golf training tips և health exercises designed to promote and maintain a healthy և active lifestyle.

PGA HOPE is a national program that introduces golf to veterans to increase their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. PGA HOPE helps veterans re-integrate into their communities through the social game that the game provides. The program is offered free of charge to veterans under the guidance of PGA Professionals և There are currently 165 PGA HOPE chapters in the country, which have a positive impact on more than 3,500 veterans annually.

Asson Eason Epstein, Director of Congress Club PGA Athletics, and his PGA staff will join Jud Udi Alvarez, PGA / LPGA, PGA HOPE National Coach GGA HOPE National Golf և to provide golf training for Health Week. Health և Healthy Lifestyle Training will be provided by Veterans Health Leaders from the Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) in Stamford, Connecticut. The general curriculum will cover topics such as public speaking, stress management, mental health, and life skills.

“It’s great to see these amazing heroes through PGA HOPE National Golf & Wellness Week and then learn from their respective PGA section to inspire more veterans to participate in PGA HOPE programs led by PGA professionals,” said PGA America. President Jim my Richardson. “This is such a meaningful program, nothing is more powerful than hearing from military veterans that PGA HOPE saved their lives and set a goal again.”

2019 Presence Leaders Casey Dorel և Will Stockholm, after serving as PGA HOPE 2019 Ambassadors, will lead and inspire a new Veterans team on their way to becoming PGA HOPE Ambassadors.

2021 PGA HOPE Ambassadors

Casey Dorel. Delta Squad Leader |: PGA HOPE Southwestern Ambassador | 2019 lesson

Will Stockholm. Sierra Squadron Leader | PGA HOPE Ambassador of Northern California | Lesson 2019

Sergio Avendano US Air Force | PGA HOPE South Texas

Waco Blakley US Navy և US Air Force | PGA HOPE South Central:

Sean Donald US Marine Corps | PGA HOPE Nebraska:

K. Farrell US Army | PGA HOPE Southern Ohio

Ared is afraid of US Marines | PGA HOPE Minnesota:

Thomas Gilmore US Army | PGA HOPE Georgia:

Paul Hawk US Army | PGA HOPE North Texas

Harold Hill US Coast Guard (Reserve) | PGA HOPE Carolina

Enn enifer Lewis US Marine Corps | PGA HOPE New England

Ronda Liddell US Navy | PGA HOPE Northeast NY

Deborah Martinez-Garibay US Army | PGA HOPE Southwest

Ralph Mayo Jr. US Navy և US Army (Reserve) | PGA HOPE Connecticut

James Ames Nelson US Army | PGA HOPE Illinois:

Enn enifer Nunez US Army | PGA HOPE Kentucky

Christina Olivares US Army | PGA HOPE South Florida:

Ger e Ortis US Army |: PGA HOPE Philadelphia

Gabriel Potter US Marine Corps | PGA HOPE Mid-Atlantic Ocean

Re ous Risenweber US Army | PGA HOPE Northern California

Ared Ared Forest US Air Force | PGA HOPE New ersey heel

Scott Smalter of the US Navy | PGA HOPE West New York

World Golf Hall of Fame, three-time champion և Vietnam veteran Larry Nelson will be a special guest during the program. The final day will include a golf event at the Congress Country Club, where veterans will talk about it with PGA professionals, eligible participants, and corporate partners before returning to their home markets, where they will serve as PGA HOPE Ambassadors.

The week will also be a prelude to the 4th PGA HOPE National Day, which will take place on Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11th. The PGA HOPE National Day celebration has two purposes. Raise awareness և Support PGA HOPE, PGA REACH ‘s leading military program. For information on PGA HOPE National Day և PGA section activations, visit the OneCause fundraising page at

“The Congressional Caucus is incredibly proud to host PGA HOPE programming as we see the tremendous benefits this program brings to war veterans,” said Greg Laubach, President of the Congressional Caucus. “These veterans are America’s heroes, each of whom has sacrificed for the sake of our great country. “PGA HOPE, through the golf community և game, will be a way for Congress to recognize և start rewarding those who have given so much.”

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