Project Golf and its neighbors at Barefoot Resort & Golf joined up recently for an open house celebration that generated mission-critical funds, shared compelling testimonials from individuals already helped by the charity’s efforts, and officially unveiled the North Myrtle Beach charity’s headquarters and its plans for a tribute wall and commemorative walkway.
Open house participants donated and raised more than $18,000 in support of Project Golf’s mission to provide greater access to the game, and use golf as a healing mechanism in people’s lives. Said Gary Schaal, Project Golf’s executive director, “It was a successful multipurpose event in showcasing the recent improvements to our facility, and treating our donors, directors and staff to an update on a very busy year for Project Golf.”
Noting the positive, vibrant feedback he received from the evening’s attendees, Schaal announced a follow-up donor event tentatively slated for late spring, to unveil exciting enhancements to its headquarters and training facilities as shown in a rendering presented at the open house (photo, right).
Project Golf’s program initiatives include “An Introduction to Golf,” which helps bring new players to the game (or those who have lapsed from playing) by removing barriers to participation, and providing relevant information and top-quality instruction taught by experts in the game. Its next six-week session is set to begin Feb. 1, and signups are being taken at Project Golf’s website.
Another key initiative, PGA HOPE (“Helping Our Patriots Everywhere”), has already emerged in a significant way as a life-changing program for veterans in need. This program has been essential in the addiction recovery of Mark Jacobs, a program participant who is among the latest veterans who’ve benefited, as profiled by WBTW-TV’s Maria DeBone.
PGA HOPE is an extension of Project Golf’s mission to provide greater access to the game, and also use golf as a healing mechanism in people’s lives. WPDE’s Emma Parkhouse provides additional information on how Project Golf and its PGA HOPE program are already working collaboratively with other organizations to work toward their common goal of aiding veterans in need of assistance.
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