Military Appreciation Day at Northern Trust Open
Today will be a very exciting day for five of our current and past OGO students. The PGA Tour and the folks of the Northern Trust Open are hosting Military Appreciation Day. TaylorMade is here along with five members of its Tour Staff to kick off a week-long effort to honor military heroes who have made tremendous sacrifices protecting our nation.
Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Pat Perez, Rory Sabatini, and Retif Goosen are each joined by a member of Operation Game On.
They will all play today and honor our troops as they promote Taylor Made’s new R1 Driver.
The event starts out with a special delivery of the R1 Drivers.
There will be a five member jump team free-falling from 7000 feet each carrying an R1 Driver to be delivered to the PGA Tour players. Another jumper will be carrying a golf bag with R1’s for our five OGO members. Then there will be a tandem shoot on the course along with our five OGO players.
In addition, this week, more that 20 TaylorMade Tour Staff Players playing the new R1 will honor members of Operation Game On and veterans everywhere by playing each of the four rounds with a soldiers name emblazoned on their driver head. Appropriately, the event will take place at The Heroes Golf Course on the grounds of the Veterans Hospital Los Angeles and begins at 3pm.
If you can believe this, I am at a loss for words as TaylorMade, The PGA Tour Players, and the folks at the Northern Trust Open are going beyond the call of duty to honor our combat injured OGO patients and all Veterans.
As one of the TaylorMade staff members stated, “This is about honoring all our war heroes and all Veterans.”
Thanks again to all of you for your continued support and may God Bless and protect our troops, may God Bless all of you, and God Bless America!
- 2017 GOLF CLASSIC | Save the Date – Aug 14
- 3rd Annual 15-inch cup Challenge now held on 2/6/2017
- Veterans Day 2016
- Announcing: Combat Wounded Women Veterans Golf
- 2016 GOLF CLASSIC | Save the Date – Aug 15
- Veterans Day 2015
- 2nd Annual 15-Inch Cup Challenge
- 2015 Golf Classic – August 10, 2015
- OGO’s Home Town Veterans Golf Program
- Bocce Ball Tournament Oct. 4th 2015
In Their Words
Golf reminds us to focus on the positive and overcome adversity. Some of our troops take a moment here to share what golf now means to them as they strive to regain confidence, balance, mobility and a positive attitude.
Operation Game On’s Mission
Provide golf as a form of rehabilitation for our returning combat-injured troops suffering from physical and mental disabilities. The troops' doctors regularly advise some of their patients to try our program.
Golf is good for the mind and for the body. It allows them to compete, laugh, relax, focus, and challenge their muscles outside of regular PT. It gives them hope of a clearer future after their tragic injuries and experiences of war.
It's only through your donations that we can accomplish our mission.
Golf: A Game to Last A Lifetime
Our goal is to reach out to our troops and their families to show them the honor they deserve through an introduction to the game of golf. Golf gives them a chance to compete and be active. It's a fun wholesome and challenging outdoor activity. Golf helps build self confidence and teaches determination and there's also no better place to create new friendships like the golf course.
We have several ongoing programs and events as well as our annual golf tournament. We are busy making plans for the 2013 Golf Classic and other fundraisers. Stay Tuned!
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