Push-Ups for Patriots

Push-Ups for Patriots

PUSH-UPS FOR PATRIOTS - GIVING 20 FOR $20
PALM BEACH COUNTY RESIDENT, ROB TORRINGTON’S PUSH-UP CHALLENGE IS NOT OVER
 
ATLANTIS, FL  -  You may recall not too long ago in early November, Palm Beach County businessman and philanthropist, Rob Torrington completed 1000 push-up’s in one day to raise funds to support local veterans through the game of golf. 
On November 12th Torrington toured northern Palm Beach County with his challenge hoping to raise awareness and funds to support a program called PGA HOPE (helping our patriots everywhere).  In one day he raised close to $10,000 and his challenge is NOT over.

Moving forward into 2019, Torrington is still completing push-ups on a daily basis with a new goal of doing 40,000 prior to the PGA HOPE Golf Classic on May 9th at The Loxahatchee Club.  PGA HOPE is a program administered under the umbrella of the South Florida PGA Foundation whereby veterans learn the game of golf as a form of therapy and assimilation back into civilian life. 

Since 2015 this program has positively impacted the lives of more than 475 veterans and in 2019 that number will continue to grow, especially with the help of Torrington.

“I have had the great fortune of witnessing this program first hand, and I can honestly say the impact it is having is amazing.  The camaraderie developed among the veterans, the friendships created and the physical benefits it is providing are tremendous,” says Torrington the Chairperson of the PGA HOPE Classic Golf Committee. 

Torrington is hopeful that others will join him in his challenge, like the ALS bucket challenge by giving 20 for $20 and sharing their challenge on social media, encouraging their friends and family to do the same.  The question is, will you join in the challenge?

Click here to learn more about Torrington’s’ ongoing Push-Up Challenge or make a donation today!

ABOUT THE SOUTH FLORIDA PGA FOUNDATION 
The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education and scholarships, and charitable gifting. The South Florida PGA Foundation falls under the direction of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 1,850 men and women PGA Professionals serving as the experts in business and the game of golf. Over the past thirteen years the Foundation has touched the lives of more than 12,000 individuals residing in South Florida, through various programming included but not limited to junior golf, charitable gifting, scholarships and PGA HOPE.

ABOUT PGA HOPE
PGA Hope is a program designed to provide local military veterans with an opportunity to learn the game of golf as form of rehab from local PGA Professionals. PGA HOPE provides golf as a therapeutic rehabilitation tool for all military Veterans. The lifetime sport of golf has proven to be an excellent outlet for activity and competition but also allows military to assimilate back into their community through the social interaction the game provides.

PGA HOPE CLASSIC
To learn more about the PGA HOPE Classic, a golf event to raise funds to support the South Florida PGA Foundation PGA HOPE program click here.