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

GET INVOLVED

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.

our history

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.

OUR PEOPLE

PGA INSTRUCTORS

MARK BURKE
CAROL NITZSCHKE-HENRICH
JIM DICKERSON
CLAYTON STEVENS
RUSS IRVINE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOBBY KEHL
DAN KEHL
JULIE STEWART
GARY PALMER

GREG MASON
JASON PROCHASKA
JEFF LINK
KATHY MEARDON

SECRETARY & TREASURER

BOBBI ADAMSON

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

JEFF DELVAUX

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.

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