Archives for June 2008

G.I.V.E. Coverage at 2008 PGA Senior Championship

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This video clip was extracted from the 2008 PGA Senior Championship which was contested on Memorial Day weekend, 2008.  The segment spotlights the newly formed G.I.V.E. Foundation.

G.I.V.E. Newsletter

Below you will find a link which will take you to the electronic version of the G.I.V.E. Newsletter.

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GIVE making a positive impact through a little golf

By Meredith Hines-Dochterman
 The Gazette

  IOWA CITY — Several veterans took a swing at something new last fall.
  Seventeen veterans, who had served in wars from World War II through Iraq, were the first to complete the Golf For Injured Veterans Everywhere Foundation program.
  GIVE has since concluded lessons with its second class and is in planning mode for the third.
  “It’s been very well-received,” said Troy Christensen, executive director for
the Iowa Section PGA. “It’s had a lot of national publicity and there’s talk of the PGA making this a national model.” The program, administered by the Iowa PGA, teaches veterans the basics of the game. GIVE has four phases of training for veterans to enhance their mental, social, physical and emotional well-being and improve their quality of life: introduction to golf, indoor instruction, outdoor practice at Blue Top Ridge and golf rounds at Blue Top Ridge.
  Veterans with physical disabilities aren’t discouraged for participating. GIVE is designed to reach those with physical and mental obstacles.
  Sessions are taught by Iowa PGA professionals on a volunteer basis.
  “Our goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of some of these injured veterans,” Christensen said.
  Early results indicate that it’s working.

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