$3K raised by Veterans Appreciation Golf Tourney

By Greg Mason, PGA

What a wonderful day to be an American.  Our 1st Annual Veterans Appreciation Golf Tournament at the Waverly Golf Course raised more than $3,000.  The money will be donated to the..

an Iowa based collaboration between the Iowa VA, Riverside Casino & Golf Resort and the Iowa Section of the PGA.

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Ryan Lord and GIVE Foundation Featured on HLN

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This segment was aired on HLN’s Robin Meade “Salute The Troops” franchise.  Ryan Lord, a retired Marine who was injured in Iraq with a brain injury, credits golf  and the Iowa PGA Section “GIVE” program to saving his life.  As you will see on the segment, Ryan was surprised with a trip to the Ryder Cup this week for himself and his fiance.  Ryan will be meeting with Captain Davis Love III on Thursday and HLN will air a  live segment on Friday a.m. which will show footage from his meeting with Captain Love Davis III.  On top of this, Ryan is an aspiring PGA Professional who will be entering the apprentice program after the Ryder Cup as he wishes to teach golf to other veterans who have  suffered injuries.    He is currently employed at Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa.

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.