My name is Randy Shack and I am one of the 20 PGA HOPE Ambassadors from the Class of 2019. Above is my story and below is more about the PGA HOPE Program, which has helped countless Veterans across the country! Help me, starting October 1st - November 11th , to raise funds for PGA HOPE Northern Texas.
PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. 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 PGA Professionals trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency. All programs are funded by PGA REACH and supplemented by PGA Section Foundations, so the cost of programming is free to all Veterans.
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.
*Please note the Northern Texas Professional Golfers Association Junior Golf Foundation (Northern Texas PGA Foundation) handles all monies accourding to its programmatic pillars and not just junior golf related iniatives* Click HERE for their Foundation website.