The mission of the John Daly and Major Ed "Heart of a Lion" Foundation is to provide mental, physical, and wellness support to our nation’s children, first responders and America’s Veterans.
JDME supports St. Judes Children’s Hospital and Boys and Girls of America by providing financial support to them from events where John Daly participates.
We support our active service members, Veterans and their families by providing information, referral services, VA compensation, education and benefits support. We provide funding to Veterans organizations and connect Veterans to those organizations.
TIU4ALL is our new foundation that will provide assistance and instruction to adaptive golfers of all ages, at risk youth, veterans in need of direction, and first responders from all walks of life, by using golf as the vehicle for rehabilitation and realization of the life values that golf provides. We sponsor three national adaptive golf events which benefit wounded warriors, adaptive youth, and at risk youth programs in their respective regions.
Using the magic of St. Andrews and the game of golf to motivate and inspire ill and injured veterans to improved health, well-being and stability. We look to provide 3 key components:
An atmosphere conducive to veteran to veteran exchange.
A safe environment.
The success we strive for comes from veteran to veteran exchange. It is made clear to all veterans on arrival that this is their week, it is what they make of it. We talk briefly about the efforts and donations made by many people and aside from proper behaviour, we ask them to have a great time. The veterans are given around 2 – 3 hours per day, away from the golf course to share experiences.
The Motivate and Inspire starts long before the veterans arrive in Scotland. At some point 4 – 9 months out they know they are coming to St Andrews. They know they will be playing The Old Course at St Andrews. The veterans also play; Crail Balcomie and Craighead, The Dukes, Machrihanish, The Fairmont, The New Course, The Castle Course, The Jubilee Course. In past years the veterans have also experienced Kingsbarns, Castle Stewart and Lundin Links.
It is important to secure accommodations that are safe, secure and exclusive. Since the programme began this has been achieved while the veterans have been in St Andrews. St Andrews itself is a safe and calming environment, quiet and not at all cosmopolitan. Machrihanish is very similar, numerous veterans have talked about their time on the Kintyre peninsula as a highlight.
The University of Arizona Adaptive Sports program has selected TIU4ALL to run the Adaptive Golf program at UArizona. UArizona has the largest adaptive sports program in the nation today. TIU4ALL established the golf program at UArizona in 2019 and has grown the team from the initial three members to seven current members with four on scholastic scholarships. It is our intent to additionally establish adaptive golf programs at University of Michigan, Michigan State, Texas Arlington, and Alabama over the course of the next year. Our ultimate goal will be to create a national adaptive golf conference in which we can compete, not unlike NCAA golf.
WHY UNCOMMON GRIT FOUNDATION?
We have a soft spot and a healthy respect for military, first responders, and the family members who stand beside them. These are the people who run toward danger, toward the crisis, toward those who need help. Our focus is on raising awareness, increasing community support, and finding ways we can assist those who answer the call, keep us safe, and provide us the freedoms we enjoy. https://www.uncommongritfoundation.org
Who we are
DARREN MCBURNETT “MCB,” US NAVY SEAL, RET.
President McB is the frontman of the foundation, drawing on his experience as a Navy SEAL, along with his network of connections through fundraising and public speaking, to spread awareness and bring new support to Uncommon Grit Foundation. Learn more about McB at dmcburnett.com.
"TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF MILITARY VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH THE “HEALING POWER OF GOLF”
The Patriot Golf Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting military veterans and their families through its fundraising efforts and mentoring programs. With the Patriot Golf Schools as our delivery mechanism, we bring together individuals and business leaders and team them with deserving veterans for a very special golf experience.
The Foundation works with select qualified veteran charities to share proceeds and overall experience.