From the Executive Director: The Giving Month

Wow.  Another year has almost gone by.  Hope you all have had a great year, especially those who are engaged in ensuring that the game of golf is inclusive for everyone especially those with disabilities.  Golf is a game that can be played by everyone.  Some putt on the putting green, some hit shots on the range, some play a couple of holes and some play 9 or 18 holes.  But we all play GOLF!

The United States Golf Association has partnered with the National Alliance for Accessible Golf to help fund grassroots programs that are developing individuals with disabilities into the game of golf through inclusionary programming.  Did you know that funds are available right now for such programming?  Since the inception of the USGA/Alliance partnership, grants totaling more than $750,000 have been awarded.  Check out our website at www.accessgolf.org under “Program Funding” for a list of programs that have been supported as well as the grant criteria and application.  If you are doing grassroots programming that meets the criteria, don’t pass up this funding opportunity.

As we approach the end of the year and especially as we each look towards filing our tax returns for 2016, we ask that you consider supporting the National Alliance for Accessible Golf.  On November 29th, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, “Giving Tuesday” is being held to have individuals donate to various non-profits/charities to support those organizations.  While we do get support from the various golf associations, we are reliant on individual donations as well to provide the grants, promotions/advocacy for golf to be inclusive, and education/training programs around the country.  So consider making a year-end donation to the Alliance by going to our website (www.accessgolf.org) and clicking on the “DONATE” button on the upper right corner of the homepage.  You will also find us on the “Giving Tuesday” website – www.givingtuesday.org.  Thank you in advance for considering to support the Alliance.

Finally, the Alliance is privileged to be spending a day on November 8th with the students at the College of Golf at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Joining me will be Donna White, PGA/LPGA Professional from West Palm Beach and adjunct faculty member at Keiser University.  Also, joining us as part of the team will be Judy Alvarez, PGA/LPGA Professional, Alliance Advisory Board member and National Trainer for PGA HOPE with the PGA of America.  Topic will be Engaging Individuals with dis/Abilities in Golf.  Look for my December Blog for more details on the day of instruction at Keiser.

Everyone have a safe and grateful Thanksgiving.  See you next month!

Steve Jubb, PGA – Executive Director

National Alliance for Accessible Golf

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About National Alliance for Accessible Golf
The National Alliance for Accessible Golf is a coalition of recreational, therapeutic, and golf organizations committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities through the game of golf.

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