2022 PGA REACH New England Impact Report

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2022 IMPACT REPORT 2022 IMPACT REPORT

PGA REACH NEW ENGLAND

"Impacting lives through the game of golf"

ANoteFromPresidentRobJarvis,PGA

Greetings PGA REACH New England Friends and Family,

It is with great pleasure that I present you with our annual Impact Report, some of the exciting programs, partnerships, and initiatives our NEPGA Professionals and staff delivered during the 2022 season. For the second straight year, our foundation has grown leaps and bounds from its humble beginnings’ thanks in part to the renewed interest in the game of golf. Looking back upon the 2022 season, we have managed to increase the quantity and more importantly, the quality of the various initiatives under each of our three Pillars of Impact: Diversity & Inclusion, Veterans and Youth Development. At no other time in the foundation’s history have we seen such interest, both from within and outside the golf industry, in the programs we deliver every day to the golfing community across New England. However, there is still much more we can do to help those who now depend on the great game of golf because of our efforts.

2022 was a great year for partnerships as we were fortunate to introduce our initiatives to wonderful organizations like the Side-by-Side Charitable Foundation, Gorton & Company, and the Eversource Veterans Association. Coupled with the continued support of friends from Avidia Bank, Forward Financing, and Tournament Solutions, our foundation truly has momentum heading into 2023 with partners who are ready to make a difference in the New England golfing community.

Another highwater mark for the year was our record-breaking awarding of Scholarships to young boys and girls looking to pursue higher education. Our foundation was proud to support over 40 different colleges or universities, both nationally and internationally, with $109,000 from our 14 different scholarships.

We also would like to acknowledge and welcome to the foundation family, six dynamic individuals who have made a commitment to impact lives through golf for years to come! Our inaugural Board of Trustees class includes passionate and kind men and women with impressive backgrounds, skill sets and networks –all of which will without doubt, take PGA REACH New England to the next level in 2023 and beyond!

Please enjoy the following pages and don’t forget to support the golfing journey of those that rely on PGA REACH New England however you can.

Sincerely,

OUR MISSION OUR MISSION

The mission of the NEPGA Foundation is to positively impact the lives of youth, military veterans, and diverse populations through the creation and utilization of golf programming that supports education, health and wellness, and player development.

YOUTH | MILITARY VETERANS & THEIR FAMILIES | DIVERSE POPULATIONS

VETERANS VETERANS

PGA HOPE NEW ENGLAND PROGRAMS PGA HOPE NEW ENGLAND PROGRAMS

PGA HOPE introduces golf to veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social, and emotional wellbeing. Participants of PGA HOPE New England program include military Veterans living with physical and cognitive challenges such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

OPERATION: PLAY DAY PROGRAMS OPERATION: PLAY DAY PROGRAMS

A 9-hole social playing opportunity for our veterans to connect. The goal, bring together golfers along with their non-golfing brothers or sisters from all branches of the armed forces that want to learn or play in a relaxed atmosphere, where the focus is camaraderie. In 2022 PGA REACH New England hosted 6 OPD events with 179 rounds comprised of 99 unique Veterans

SETS DONATED SETS DONATED

A record breaking 18 sets of clubs provided to Veterans beginning or continuing their golfing journey

PGA Hope has given me a new perspective on life. Before I joined PGA HOPE New England, my life felt like an existence with not much to look forward to. With all my deployments as a hospital corpsman and witnessing the extreme psychological and physical pain that military patients can experience, then, going through the passing of my only son from a debilitating disease which took its toll on him for 34 years, I thought it was normal to feel numb. I forgot what it was like to feel happy or have something to look forward to. The HOPE program has made me feel alive and helps to alleviate my depression. I find meeting veterans of all ages and stages of life so very meaningful and I’m grateful for the opportunity to have this outlet in my life. I can say with certainty, that PGA HOPE not only saves lives, it makes life more engaging.

AROUND AROUND 400 400 VETERANS PARTICIPATED VETERANS PARTICIPATED IN PGA HOPE IN PGA HOPE NEW ENGLAND IN 2022 NEW ENGLAND IN 2022

PGA HOPE Boston, our program dedicated to the Female Veteran community, is one of, if not the most rewarding program I have been a part of as a PGA Professional. These women are incredible! To be able to give back a little something for their service is the least we can all do. I can’t wait for the 2023 season.

OPERATION: PLAY DAY OPERATION: PLAY DAY

6 6 PROGRAMS, PROGRAMS, 177 177 ROUNDS, ROUNDS, 99 99 VETERANS VETERANS

NORTHEAST HOPE INVITATIONAL

In a first of its kind effort, multiple PGA of America Sections combined efforts and resources to further elevate and enhance the golfing journey for some of our nation’s heroes. The inaugural Northeast HOPE Invitational brought together brothers and sisters from all branches of the armed forces in a comfortable and camaraderie focused atmosphere, to compete and enjoy the spirit and game of golf. Congratulations to Team PGA HOPE Northeast New York on their victory.

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HOPE-ING FOR PAR IN LIFE

A locally produced story by our friends from Wilmington Community Television, shares the positive impact and camaraderie PGA HOPE New England brings to the local Veteran Community. In a first of its kind effort ~ Veterans, NEPGA Professionals, Volunteers, Staff and Sponsors, through lessons, competition and discussion, recorded the true goodwill the game of golf can bring.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

WOMEN'S GOLF WEEK

For the second year in a row, NEPGA Professionals supported the fastest growing demographic in the game, female golfers, through our Women’s Golf Week initiative. Creative engagement experiences, stemming from instructional clinics, team events, networking opportunities and shopping experiences, allowed for beginners, to the novice golfer, a chance to get outdoors and enjoy the sport.

OVER 100 FACILITIES

OVER 1,600 FEMALE PARTICIPANTS

WOMEN'S NETWORKING SUMMIT

The Inaugural Women’s Networking Summit provided a jump start to our D&I Pillar of programs, offering a day of Connecting, Inspiring, Growing and Golf for over 150 female business professionals from across New England. Annually, this Summit looks to bring together and support ambitious female leaders from across New England, using the vehicle of golf to share bold ideas, update soft skills and utilize critical thinking to network with peers.

As an advocate for equity in financial opportunity and in the workplace, Forward Financing is proud to partner with PGA REACH New England. We’re particularly honored to have sponsored the combined effort between PGA REACH New England and the Women’s Business League in raising awareness and support for PGA HOPE Boston at the inaugural Women’s Networking Summit. We wholeheartedly believe in their mission and support women in business – and on the green.

CAMP REACH

During a challenging time for any family with an ill child, our NEPGA Professionals truly impacted lives one week in August. Over 20 families were welcomed to Camp REACH, a traveling retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses, utilizing inflatable animals, mini-golf and more to help loving families experience the fun that the game of golf can bring.

DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT SKILLS COMPETITION

Our partners at PGA REACH New England have contributed so much to the athletes of Special Olympics- Massachusetts community. Not only did they host another incredible Birdies 2 Benefit, raising $50,000 to support our programs – including statewide golf tournaments – they also got to the root of what we do, by also hosting a Drive, Chip, and Putt competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities. Throughout each event, they support athletes so their PGA Members could truly experience inclusion.

GOLF WITH PRIDE GOLF WITH PRIDE

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

TOMORROW'S LEADERS & PLAYERS OF THE GAME

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED 87 AWARDS, 53 UNIQUE STUDENTS 1,115 JUNIOR TOUR MEMBERS JUNIOR TOUR MEMBERS 118 JUNIOR TOUR EVENTS JUNIOR TOUR EVENTS NEW ENGLAND JUNIORS IN PGA JR. LEAGUE NEW ENGLAND JUNIORS IN PGA JR. LEAGUE 8 2 LOCAL DCP LOCAL DCP EVENTS EVENTS SUB-REGIONAL SUB-REGIONAL DCP EVENTS DCP EVENTS 1 REGIONAL DCP REGIONAL DCP EVENT EVENT 3,500
$100,000+

Through the NEPGA, I've learned a lot about being a leader, being honest and having good sportsmanship. I'm so grateful to be recognized for exhibiting these traits through the foundation's scholarship program. Golf is a wonderful sport for people of all ages and ability levels and I'm thankful that the junior tour encourages young boys and girls around New England to get involved.

NEPGA Jr TOUR Scholarship

$19,000 $19,000 AWARDED AWARDED

GRANTS IN ACTION GRANTS IN ACTION

PGA REACH New England has the responsibility to provide the best possible resources to our Section professionals to assist their efforts to grow the game in every demographic. Proudly, the foundation was able to award $19,000 in Grant funding to all 8 applicants from across New England, connecting with each pillar of our impact.

1,000+ 1,000+

DONORS DONORS

FUNDRAISING

Rounds 4 REACH | Birdies 2 Benefit | REACH Classic

Our Big Three didn’t disappoint in 2022 as over 1,000 different donors stepped up and helped to raise just over $265,000 through these fantastic initiatives. Coupled with our individual donors, NEPGA Professional support and grassroot efforts to raise money for our programs, our foundation received over $495,000 in financial support this year. Thank you!

$495,000 $495,000 RAISED RAISED

We are so grateful for our friends at PGA REACH New England. Your support of our Child Life Services team means the world to all of us here at Boston Children’s, especially our patients and their families. For the second year in a row, the event was an outstanding success, and we know that is only possible with the level of thought and care you put into it. We look forward to having you at the hospital to celebrate the success.

THANK YOU PARTNERS! THANK YOU PARTNERS!

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