Who We Are
Golf for Injured Veterans Everywhere (GIVE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides support for Iowa’s injured and disabled Veterans who use the Des Moines, Iowa City, and Sioux Falls Veterans Affairs healthcare systems.
WHAT WE DO
We help Iowa’s injured and disabled Veterans play golf. Each qualifying GIVE Veteran (along with an accompanying guest) gets access to our free golf instructional program, which helps them adapt their gameplay to overcome any injury or disability that stands in their way.
PERSONALIZED PGA PRO INSTRUCTION & SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
ACCESS TO FREE & DISCOUNTED GOLF THROUGHOUT IOWA
WAYS TO CONNECT WITH AND SUPPORT FELLOW VETERANS
GIVE IOWA’S VETERANS THE SUPPORT THEY DESERVE
The Veterans of our armed forces have given more to our nation than words can describe.
They deserve unwavering support and gratitude to help honor all they’ve done for us.
We’re here to do that for Iowa’s injured and disabled Veterans. Through our golf program and so much more, GIVE is on a mission to provide Iowa’s Veterans with the empowerment, camaraderie, and accessibility they deserve.
GIVE empowers Veterans to overcome their limitations, helps them improve their physical and mental well-being, and connects them with a supportive community of fellow servicemen and women.
Golf for Injured Veterans Everywhere began in 2007, initiated by Mr. Lou King. Lou King’s legacy includes being a U.S. Navy WWII Veteran, University of Iowa quarterback, an executive at Amana Refrigeration, and Executive Director of the PGA of America.
Lou knew that more needed to be done to support Iowa’s Veterans, especially those who had been left injured or disabled from their time in the service. So, he approached the Department of Veterans Affairs and Riverside Casino and Golf Resort owners —Dan and Bobby Kehl— with a brilliant initiative.
He wanted to start a program that would teach Iowa’s injured and disabled Veterans golf, in order to help them adjust to civilian life while overcoming their physical and psychological traumas. With everyone’s support, GIVE became a reality.
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JOIN OUR MISSION
When it comes to supporting our Veterans here in Iowa, there’s always more work to be done.
We need your help to advance our mission of providing our Veterans with the empowerment, camaraderie, and accessibility they deserve.
Contact us to learn more about donations and other ways to get involved.