The South Florida PGA Foundation will officially kick off its fourth location for Smiling Fore Life at Quantum House in West Palm Beach on Thursday, December 13. In early November PGA Professionals Dave Pesacov and Jack Carney began visiting Quantum House every Thursday for an hour providing children staying at the house an opportunity to learn the game of golf.
On Thursday, December 13th the families and patients will receive a special treat when Honorary PGA member and famous trick shot performer, Dennis Walters, visits the House to share his story of inspiration and hope. Dennis Walters, now a paraplegic, at one time had dreams of playing golf on The PGA Tour. In 1974 Dennis had an accident leaving him paralyzed from the waist down, however that did not stop Dennis from playing golf. Over time Dennis taught himself how to play the game utilizing a special golf cart, and that is when his career was born.
During his show Dennis will use his own personal experience as an example to challenge each person in the audience to do something in their life that perhaps they thought was impossible; for with hard work, dedication, perseverance you can achieve success at anything.
“The Smiling Fore Life program provides a welcome distraction to young patients and families dealing with serious medical conditions,” said Geoff Lofstead, Executive Director of the South Florida PGA. “Having Dennis come share his message with the families and patients is a great way get things started at Quantum House, especially during the holiday season, giving the families hope and inspiration.”
The schedule for the day is: 2:45-3:30pm the Dennis Walters Show followed by instruction from PGA Professionals from 3:30 – 4:30pm. Jersey Mikes will be donating lunches to all of the families at Quantum House for the day of the kickoff event.
About Quantum House
Quantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. Quantum House is a proud member of the Healthcare Hospitality Network.
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 of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 1,600 men and women PGA Professionals dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf.
About The South Florida PGA
The South Florida PGA, one of 41 PGA Section offices throughout the United States, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the game of golf while continuing to enhance the standards of the profession. The South Florida Section is one link in the grass-roots network used to facilitate communication amongst the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and the PGA’s 28,000 members. The South Florida Section PGA is comprised of over 1,600 men and women PGA Professionals dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf. For more information, please visit www.sfpgagolf.com or call 561-729-0544.