South Florida PGA Foundation Hosts 4th Annual PGA HOPE Classic, presented by FITTEAM Global and Raymond James

South Florida PGA Foundation Hosts 4th Annual PGA HOPE Classic, presented by FITTEAM Global and Raymond James

ATLANTIS, FL - The 4th Annual PGA HOPE Classic, presented by FITTEAM Global and Raymond James took place yesterday, May 9 at the Loxahatchee Golf Club in Jupiter. Over 65 golfers came together to help raise money for local veterans through the game of golf.
 
PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) was launched in 2015 in south Florida and aims to provide local veterans the opportunity to learn golf from PGA Professionals as a way of rehab and therapy. Since the program’s inception, the South Florida PGA Foundation has administered 26 programs, impacting over 475 veterans, helping to assimilate them back to normal life through the socialization and interaction the game provides.
 
“This is an incredible event that allows us the opportunity to help our veterans,” said Rob Torrington, PGA HOPE Classic Committee Chairperson. “Many veterans suffer from PTSD and other illnesses related to trauma that make it hard for them to come out of their homes. PGA HOPE uses golf as a way of therapy to help reengage them in the community.”
 
The PGA HOPE Classic consisted of 18 holes of best-ball play, a live auction and a cocktail reception. The event kicked off with a special veteran presentation complete with the singing of the national anthem by Jupiter Christian High School and the presentation of the colors by Jupiter Police Department. With the support of South Florida Orthopedics, the Lincoln Motor Company, First Republic, SBA and Tito's, players also enjoyed a shirt, a pair of Foot Joy golf shoes and complimentary lunch, drinks and cigars as part of the event.
 
Silent Auction prizes such as, foursomes to prestigious courses around Florida, hotel stays and even a copcar ride-along, as well as the participant entry fee, raffle tickets and donations helped to raise more than $55,000 for PGA HOPE, the largest ever for this event. With the funds PGA HOPE will administer 12 programs in 2019, impacting more than 200 veterans. 

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