(RESTON, Va.) – The World’s Largest Golf Outing (WLGO) – a national fundraising event held on Aug. 3 benefiting the Fisher House Foundation - announces it has raised over $79,000 for military families so far.
Team Birddog from Jack Frost National Golf Club in Blaskeslee, Pennsylvania, is leading the way raising over $14,000.
“Even through the adversity of this year, good people always find ways to make a difference,” says Founder Peter Hill. “Fisher House embodies what it means to give back to those most important in our country and we are honored to offer any help we can.”
WLGO provides the perfect opportunity to play golf while giving back to those who have bravely served our country. The event values philanthropic skills just as much as golfing ability, providing rewards for the highest fundraisers and tournament winners at each course involved. Players compete in a four-person team scramble format throughout the day, including long drive and hole-in-one competitions on all par-3 holes.
“There's never a bad day on a golf course, but some are better than others, and we are so lucky have even held this year's World's Largest Golf Outing,” says David Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation. “We are humbled each year by the support we gain for our courageous veterans and to continue the event amid a pandemic is truly special.”
Throughout the past eight years, over 17,500 teams have taken part in WLGO, which has raised over $4.5 million for those who deserve it most, military members and their families. Several national celebrities, including PGA Tour Legend Chi Chi Rodriguez and 42nd President Bill Clinton, have previously donated to the cause.
This year, 93 courses from Massachusetts to Hawaii hosted the highly emotional and entertaining WLGO.
Since 1990, Fisher House Foundation has provided a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving treatment at major military and VA medical centers. Its network of 84 comfort homes has provided more than 335,000 families with no-cost lodging, allowing them to be close to loved ones undergoing treatment and recovery. One $10 donation covers costs to house a family in a Fisher House for one night.
More information: https://www.fisherhouse.org/