PGA HOPE Middle Atlantic (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH Middle Atlantic, the charitable foundation of the Middle Atlantic PGA Section. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.
The program introduces the game of golf through a developmental 6-8 week curriculum, taught by Middle Atlantic PGA Professionals trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency. The cost of programming is free to all Veterans.
For PGA REACH Middle Atlantic Foundation to support the local PGA HOPE Sites the cost per participant for one session is around $200 and the cost per session is around $5,000.
PGA HOPE has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which enables Recreational Therapists to refer Veterans to the PGA HOPE program as a form of therapy. Through a robust program strategy, PGA HOPE aspires to create a physically and emotionally healthier Veteran community by shaping lives, changing lives, and possibly saving lives through the game of golf.