From the Executive Director: Turning the Page on 2018

Oh my.  It’s December and another year is turning the page.  Hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Great New Year.

Coming off “Giving Tuesday,” I wanted to end this year with a big thank you to all the organizations and individuals that have supported the work of the National Alliance in 2018.  Your support helps make a difference in us achieving our Vision of ensuring that individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to experience and engage with the game of golf and life.  And it is not too late to make a donation to the National Alliance. Go to www.accessgolf.org and click on the Donate button at the top right of the homepage.

As you may or may not be aware, the Alliance was formed back in 2001 and is represented by the major golf associations, recreation and therapeutic organizations and individuals who advocate for inclusion of people with disabilities into the game and society.

Through everyone’s support, the United States Golf Association and the Alliance since 2010 has awarded more than $900,000 in grants to grassroots programs that are providing accessible and inclusive golf to individuals with disabilities.  If you are a facility operator or program coordinator, check out the grant program online at www.accessgolf.org and click on the Grant tab.

In addition in 2018, we conducted our first annual education conference on accessibility and inclusion during the PGA Merchandise Show.  We have just opened registration for our second annual conference, again during the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando on January 23rd.  You can register by going to www.accessgolf.org and click on the link on our homepage.  Hope to see you in Orlando in January.

In addition, we are presenting an education session on making you facility accessible and programs that are inclusive during the National Golf Course Owners Association Business of Golf Conference in San Diego in February which is also during the Golf Industry Show there.  Go to www.ngcoa.org for more information about the conference.

All in all, 2018 has been a great year.  But we are now looking towards 2019 and how the Alliance can expand its reach and mission to increase the awareness and participation of people with disabilities in the game of golf.

Steve Jubb, PGA – Executive Director

 

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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