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Due the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 PGA HOPE Classic has been canceled and will be played next May 2021. This decision did not come lightly as our local veterans still need our help.
PGA HOPE Committee Members:
|2019||Low Professional - / 1st Gross - Lee Stroever, PGA & Gary Pohrer (45) / 1st Net - Ken Duke & Richard Bradley (54)|
|2018||Low Professional - Andrew Filbert, PGA (48) / 1st Gross - Justin Hicks & Chris Hatfield (57) / 1st Net - Jerry Impellittiere & Bob Dewit (63)|
|2017||Low Professional - Brian Peaper, PGA (41) / 1st Gross - Sal Spallone & Bill Mallon (47) / 1st Net - Cary Sciorra, PGA & Tom Corr (51)|
|2015||Event canceled due to inclement weather|
|2014||Low Professional - Justin Hicks (69) / 1st Gross - Justin Hickes & John Reynolds (64) / 1st Net - Guy Boros & David Geisser (65*)|
|2013||Low Professional - Jay Westerlund, PGA (68) / 1st Gross - Cameron Wiebe, PGA & John Pickett III / 1st Net - Sal Spallone & Ray Olgethrope|
|* - indicates scorecard playoff
Founded in 2004, the South Florida PGA Foundation is dedicated to impacting lives throughout the south Florida community through the game of golf. Since its inception, the Foundation has grown 450%, granting more than $650,000 to local charities, local students and individuals conducting outreach programs. Each year the reach of the Foundation continues to grow, as programs develop and junior golf activities expand.
In 2016, the SFPGA Foundation had 1,300 juniors participate in four different levels of play, 60+ veterans participate in PGA HOPE, 124 children receive golf tips from nine PGA Professionals through our Smiling Fore Life program, four deserving students receive scholarship grants for their education, nine charities receive grants to support their programs and 1 deserving family purchase their very first home supported by the SFPGA Foundation through Habitat for Humanity of Martin County.
As we strive to impact more lives through the programs we administer, we need the help and support of the local community!
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About the SFPGA 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 1,800 men and women PGA Professionals serving as the experts in business and the game of golf. In 2004 the South Florida PGA Foundation began operations as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community.
Q: When was the SFPGA Foundation created?
A: The SFPGA Foundation was created in 2004 to support junior golf, scholarships, education and charitable gifting. Since its inception the Foundation has grown over 460% impacting the lives of more than 8,500 individuals throughout the south Florida community.
Q: What is the mission of the SFPGA
A: The mission of the South Florida PGA Charitable Foundation is to support and conduct junior golf programs, grant scholarships, and provide charitable gifts for the South Florida community utilizing the 1800 PGA professionals of the South Florida PGA to support these efforts.
Q: What programs operate under the umbrella of the Foundation?
A: Scholarship -- Developed in 2018 the South Florida PGA Foundation annually provides one local student with a four year, $20,000 scholarship to assist with their college education. The student selected to receive the schoalrship will receive it in $5,000 increments over the course of four years. In order to receive funding each year, additional paperwork including a copy of the student's transcript must be submitted to the SFPGA Foundation to ensure the student is performing at an acceptable level.
Smiling Fore Life – Created in 2010 this a program encouraging SFPGA Professionals to visit local children’s hospitals weekly. These visits help bring golf into children’s lives who may be experiencing hardship, and allows children an opportunity to forget about their challenges and enjoy a fun and new activity. In addition to the great benefits
the program provides to the children it also affords SFPGA Professionals the opportunity to get more involved in the local community.
PGA HOPE – New in 2015, 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. Since it's inception our program has touched the lives of close to 700 veterans across our thirteen host sites.
Habitat for Humanity – Annually the Foundation financially supports one home build/refurbishment for Habitat for Humanity. PGA Professionals are asked to volunteer their time to help with these projects as a means of getting more involved in the community.Challenge & Championship Tour - Two premiere membership-based junior golf programs providing competitive and fun tournament experiences for golfers with the aspirations and skill levels to compete at the high school and collegiate levels. Both tours encompass an eleven-month season of tournament golf played on championship golf courses.
Q: How are funds raised to support these programs?
A: The SFPGA Foundation annually conducts two Pro-Am’s to support Foundation activities throughout the year. These events serve as the Foundation’s primary fundraising activities thanks to the support of our corporate partners. Outside of golf events, funds are raised through public, corporate and member donations. The Foundation is extremely fortunate to have great friends in the community who believe in the mission and annually look to support our cause.
Q: How can you get involved?
A: Individuals can volunteer at a Junior Golf event or assist on a Habitat for Humanity home build day. Outside of volunteering time individuals can participate in one of the two Pro-Am’s held annually, host a PGA Junior League team or conduct a fundraiser or golf marathon.