Unique Charity Golf Open to raise funds for Veterans’ employment program

Post Date:September 12, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Lani Poblete, lanip@pva.org

 
WHAT:           
Disabled veterans will play alongside business leaders, military and government officials, and more at the 12th annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open to support Paralyzed Veterans of America’s employment program, PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment). This one-of-a-kind tournament will showcase the latest adaptive sports technology that allows paralyzed individuals to stand and play golf.
 
Since its inception in 2007, the PVGO has raised more than $4 million and
dedicated 100% of those funds to PVA’s employment program, PAVE, which provides free career support and vocational counseling assistance to  all veterans, transitioning service members,  spouses, and  caregivers. PVA is committed to helping the overlooked, underserved, and undervalued veteran workforce — including those with catastrophic injury or illness, female and minority veterans, and underemployed post-9/11 service members. Leveraging a high-touch approach, PAVE employment analysts and vocational rehabilitation counselors work with clients to help them overcome barriers to employment at all stages of their lives.

The tournament is hosted each year by founding sponsor Agility Defense & Government Services.

WHO:             
David Zurfluh, U.S. Air Force veteran, National President, Paralyzed Veterans of America
Carl Blake, U.S. Army veteran, Executive Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America
Major General Daniel G. Mongeon (Ret.), U.S. Army, President & CEO, Agility Defense & Government Services
Colonel Rich Brooks (Ret.), U.S. Army, Chairman, Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open and President, Agility Defense & Government Services
Major General R. Scott Dingle, Deputy Surgeon General, U.S. Army Medical Command
Colonel Barney Barnum (Ret.), U.S. Marine Corps, Medal of Honor Recipient
General John Tilelli, Jr. (Ret.), Former Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
John Farley, U.S. Army veteran, PVA client
Jeff Edwards, U.S. Army veteran, PVA client
Reginal Becton, U.S. Navy veteran, PVA client
Rajai Witherspoon, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, PVA client

WHEN:                       
Monday, September 23, 2019

8:00 a.m. Golf demonstration and adaptive cart technology showcase
9:30 a.m. Welcome Ceremony
9:45 a.m. Shotgun Start
4:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Program
 
*Note: Veterans and other spokespeople will be made available to the media all day.
 
WHERE:         
The Golf Club at Lansdowne
44050 Woodridge Parkway
Lansdowne, VA 20176
                       
To learn more or to register for the PVGO, please visit www.supportpvgo.org/register.