St Augustine, United States: The National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) has announced its plans for involvement in the golf industry’s National Golf Day.
President Mike Tinkey and Executive Director Steve Jubb, PGA, will be representing the Alliance and sharing information with the members of Congress and their professional staff.
The ninth annual ‘National Golf Day’ will be held on May 18 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
We Are Golf will meet with members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies to discuss the game’s US$70 billion economic and US$4 billion charitable impact and many environmental and fitness benefits.
“The Alliance is intimately familiar with the value of the game of golf and is excited to be part of this year’s National Golf Day. Golf provides great opportunities for individuals with disabilities to integrate into the social fabric of their community while engaging in and building a healthy lifestyle,” said Tinkey.
The Alliance will be participating in an exhibition in the Rayburn Foyer in the Rayburn House Office Building in collaboration with Salute Military Golf Association and Links to Freedom. Representatives from these programmes will be participating in the day.
Other participating organisations include the Club Managers Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Ladies Professional Golf Association, National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA of America, PGA Tour, United States Golf Association [USGA], United States Golf Manufacturers Council and World Golf Foundation.
The National Alliance for Accessible Golf is a charitable organisation working to ensure the opportunity for all individuals to play the game of golf. The Alliance is represented by major golf organisations in the United States, organisations that provide services for people with disabilities and other advocates.
Through GAIN (Golf: Accessible and Inclusive Networks) and other programmes, the Alliance promotes inclusion and awareness to the golf industry, golf instructors and the public.
Since 2010, the Alliance has granted more than US$722,000 to inclusive golf programmes for people with disabilities. Through on-going support from the USGA, the Alliance has expanded its efforts to provide financial assistance and resources to help make the game of golf more accessible to people with disabilities.
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