ATLANTIS, FL – The South Florida PGA Island Chapter, through the support of the South Florida PGA Foundation, broke ground on a Habitat for Humanity project this week in Loiza, Puerto Rico. This marks the eight home the SFPGA Foundation has sponsored.
Since the partnership with Habitat for Humanity began, the SFPGA Foundation built eight homes and plans to build a total of 15, one in each county of the South Florida section, which includes Puerto Rico.
Beginning Tuesday, October 22nd, PGA Professionals began restoring a house in Loiza which was destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
With a completion date expected in early December, the house will be gifted to a Puerto Rican family in need.
Once all 15 homes have been built, the Foundation will have granted $800,000 to Habitat for Humanity and more than 15,000 volunteer hours.
The South Florida PGA Foundation believes it is important that PGA Professionals get involved in the community in a way that expands beyond golf.
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.
In 2004 the South Florida PGA Foundation began operations as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community. Since its inception, the Foundation has experienced extreme growth through the support of countless PGA Professionals, facilities, and numerous corporations. 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, and scholarships.