PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America, hosts the PGA HOPE Secretary’s Cup, a 9 hole golf competition for military Veterans with disabilities that have participated in the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program. This year, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions six teams competed on-site at Osprey Point Golf Course on Kiawah Island, and six teams participated at local venues across the USA.
Ridgewood Country Club served as a remote site for this year’s event and hosted the PGA HOPE New Jersey Team led by Pete Stefanchik, PGA and featuring the following military Veterans: Jose Renderoskieffer, US Navy; David Ryden, US Army; Josh Sears, US Army and Jim Scogi , US Marines.
PGA HOPE, the flagship military program of the New Jersey Golf Foundation, PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.
The New Jersey Golf Foundation is a proud supporter of the annual Honor Day at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club.
Honor Day was founded on 3 philosophical pillars, a great unforgettable Thank You to our Military Heroes, Education, and Charitable Giving.
Camaraderie on the golf course and the social interaction the game of golf provides is a proven solution to help Veterans as they seek to assimilate back into their communities. The NJGF supports Veterans through PGA HOPE and other programs designed to get Veterans up and active again.
To all members of the armed forces and their families, Thank you for the sacrifices you’ve made!