Marriott Golf, one of the world’s premier golf operators, has again teamed up with PGA REACH – the charitable foundation of the PGA of America – for the 2nd annual Hit the Green for HOPE promotion, which supports PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) golf programming for the United States military Veterans with disabilities.
Teeing off Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29), golfers have the opportunity to take part in the Hit the Green for HOPE promotion at 17 participating Marriott Golf properties nationwide. By donating $10, any player who hits the green with tee shot on a designated par-3 hole receives a certificate valid for a 30% discount on golf shop merchandise. Participants who miss the green still receive a certificate valid for a 15% discount. The certificates are valid through Dec. 31, 2017, at the golf shop of the participating property. All proceeds from the campaign will be used to support and enhance PGA HOPE programming.
PGA HOPE is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the 501 (c)3 charitable foundation of the PGA of America. The HOPE program introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being. Led by PGA Professionals, PGA HOPE has helped thousands of Veterans assimilate back into their communities through the social interaction the game of golf provides. All PGA HOPE programming is fully funded by PGA REACH and offered at NO COST for military Veterans.
“Marriott proudly supports PGA HOPE and efforts to give back to Veterans,” said Bill Nault, Vice President, Marriott Golf. “I’m thrilled that we contribute to their rehabilitation process, and as a PGA Professional it’s rewarding to see the immeasurable positive impact the game of golf has on so many Veterans.”
Participants of PGA HOPE programs include military Veterans living with physical or cognitive challenges such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and amputations, among other challenges.
“We commend Marriott Golf for their commitment to support PGA HOPE and help our nation’s heroes,” said Ryan Cannon, Senior Director, PGA REACH. “Providing an opportunity for Veterans to get active again, through the wonderful game of golf, has a positive impact on their rehabilitation process.”
Participating courses in the Hit the Green for HOPE campaign represent some of the country’s premier championship venues, including:
- Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz.
- Camelback Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Starr Pass Country Club, Tucson, Ariz.
- Desert Springs Golf Resort, Palm Desert, Calif.
- Shadow Ridge Golf Club, Palm Desert, Calif.
- Grande Vista Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.
- Hawk’s Landing Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.
- The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes, Orlando, Fla.
- The Rookery & Hammock Bay, Marco Island, Fla.
- Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club, St. Petersburg, Fla.
- The Ritz-Carlton Members Club, Sarasota, Fla.
- Stone Mountain Golf Club, Stone Mountain, Ga.
- Griffin Gate Golf Club, Lexington, Ky.
- Toftrees Golf Club, State College, Pa.
- Gaylord Springs Golf Club, Nashville, Tenn.
- Cattails Golf Club, Kingsport, Tenn.
- Westfields Golf Club, Clifton, Va.
In addition to Memorial Day Weekend, 2017 Hit the Green for HOPE campaign will also take place at various locations on Independence Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day. Several properties also offer unique versions of the program; golfers should call the golf shop at each property for details.
For more information on PGA HOPE, visit www.pgareach.org.
About Marriott Golf
Marriott Golf manages 55 courses in 15 countries across 5 continents, offering nearly 1,000 holes of championship golf for Marriott International lodging brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Gaylord Hotels, Le Meridien, Renaissance Hotels, and Marriott Golf Academy. Since 1971, Marriott has been a recognized leader of integrated resort and golf operations through its award-winning business results and renowned service culture. Marriott provides golf development expertise, golf management, and consulting services to a unique variety of hospitality environments including resorts, private membership clubs, daily fee courses, golf schools, and franchises. For more information, visit http://www.marriott.com/explore-and-plan/golf.mi.
About PGA REACH
PGA REACH is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America. The mission of PGA REACH is to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA Professionals, PGA Sections and the game of golf.