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The mission of the Northern California PGA Foundation is three-fold: To serve Veterans - their health and their families; to provide resources to PGA members serving their communities in Northern California & Northwestern Nevada; and to grow the game... Read more
The mission of the Northern California PGA Foundation is three-fold: To serve Veterans - their health and their families; to provide resources to PGA members serving their communities in Northern California & Northwestern Nevada; and to grow the game of golf.
The NCPGA Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation, was founded in 2007 for the purpose of enriching the lives and communities of those in Northern California and Northwestern Nevada by providing resources to community action organizations that foster and embrace life’s positive values. In the Fall of 2015, the Foundation launched PGA HOPE Northern California (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), a year round golf program for all military Veterans, designed to enhance their rehabilitation and assimilation back into society. The lifetime sport of golf has proven to be an excellent outlet for activity and competition but also allows Veterans to assimilate back into their community through the social interaction the game provides. PGA HOPE is the only program of its kind endorsed by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and taught only by PGA Professionals. By the end of 2016, the NCPGA Foundation had grown its program to three sites, serving 35-40 veterans during each clinic series and adopted PGA HOPE Northern California as its flagship program going forward. With sufficient funding, PGA HOPE Northern California clinics can be expanded to introduce 2,500 veterans annually to the rehabilitative & social benefits of the game of golf. In ten years, PGA HOPE Northern California could have more than 10,000 veteran graduates networking and providing support to each other.