Host courses and participating players continue to work hard to raise money for Fisher House Foundation. So far, over 4,452 players have raised more than $250,000.
Team Birddog from Jack Frost National Golf Club in Blaskeslee, PA has truly taken this message to heart. Last year they raised over $18,000 to claim first place in the national fundraising competition. To date this year, they have raised $24,640. Team Power Plus from Compass Pointe in Pasadena, MD is currently second in fundraising with over $21,865 ahead of Monday’s event.
“We are humbled year after year with the growing support for our courageous veterans,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of Indigo Golf Partners. “The World’s Largest Golf Outing is a fun and important way to show support for those who sacrifice their lives to preserve our freedoms.”
This event provides the perfect opportunity to play golf and give back to those who have bravely served our country. WLGO values philanthropic skills just as much as golfing ability, providing rewards for the highest fundraisers and tournament winners at every individual course. Players will compete in a four-person team scramble format throughout the day, including long drive and hole-in-one competitions on all par-3 holes.
Additionally, there are a series of national prizes available for all WLGO participants. These include a three-day trip to Golf Channel studios, lodging and golf at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club for the highest nationwide fundraising team, a tour of the Titleist facilities for one of the teams that raises at least $500, and a Volvik Tour Kit for the longest recorded drive. More information about this year’s prizes can be found here.
Throughout the past eight years, the WLGO family has expanded to over 17,500 teams, raising nearly $4 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, 97 courses from Massachusetts to Hawaii will host the highly emotional and entertaining WLGO. Registration is still open nationwide and will accept players through the morning of the event, unless already at capacity.
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.
Donations to Fisher House Foundation can be accepted on the website https://www.worldslargestgolfouting.com/donate until Friday, August 9th.
To register for a course near you, visit https://www.worldslargestgolfouting.com/register.