(Coral Springs, October 14, 2015) – As part of a commitment to support injured veterans and their families, Caddy For A Cure founder Russ Holden utilized his 30 years of PGA Professional experience to provide personalized swing instruction at the recent Association of the United States Army (AUSA) tournament hosted by the George Washington Chapter.
Caddy For A Cure has been operating its charitable program in professional golf since 2003, raising funds for multiple causes. Through its work with the PGA TOUR and its Birdies for the Brave military outreach, Caddy For A Cure provides multi-faceted support for injured military members, helping them heal from their visible and invisible wounds as they make their transitions to and in civilian life.
Peter O’Rourke, AUSA Tournament Coordinator commented, “The mission of our annual tournament is to benefit the Chapter’s soldier support programs for the coming year. In looking at the work that Russ Holden is doing to support wounded veterans through golf, we felt the Caddy For A Cure program was a great fit for meeting our Chapter mission.” He continued, “In addition to learning about the program, our guests benefited from one of the ways Caddy for A Cure is using golf to support wounded veterans by receiving personal swing instruction from Holden during the day. It was a perfect way to showcase the commitment Caddy For A Cure has to supporting military members through golf.”
Following the AUSA tournament, Russ Holden summarized his thoughts, “We have had the good fortune over the years of helping many wounded soldiers through the great game of golf. Although reports support the therapeutic benefits of the game, we have first-hand experience in seeing the short- and long-term benefits to wounded military from becoming involved in the sport.” He continued, “It is such a reward to be able to offer them the opportunity to experience the game and the players at its highest level on the professional Tours, but it is equally rewarding to be able to get the positive feedback from these wounded soldiers as we provide ongoing support and instruction to them.” Holden concluded, “Some of our very special program participants live in the greater D.C. area and it was a tremendous honor to be able to participate at the George Washington Chapter of the AUSA event.”
The Caddy For A Cure program receives no government funding or grants and is supported solely by the generous donations of individuals and businesses. Caddy For A Cure is sponsored by Emerick Construction, V1 Golf, Colana Sports, SACO Construction, Debbie Benjamin, Corey & Stacy Lohman, Bubba and Angie Watson, Milton & Lisa Millman, Bob Burke, Sidney Frank Importing, Cozmic Sports, Vision Golf and Atlas Embroidery.
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