Charity Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for Veteran Employment Program

Proceeds to support Paralyzed Veterans of America’s “Paving Access for Veterans Employment” (PAVE) program

MEDIA CONTACTS: 
Dana Kauffman 202-416-7608danak@pva.org
Lani Poblete 202-416-7736lanip@pva.org

WHAT:
The 11th annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open (PVGO) is a unique full-day
charity event benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Paving Access for Veterans Employment (PAVE) program. Business leaders, military and government officials will play alongside paralyzed veterans, their caregivers and families, all joining together to support the veterans employment program.
 
The event will also showcase the latest adaptive sports technology that allows
paralyzed individuals to stand up and play golf.
 
Since its inception in 2007, the PVGO has raised more than $3.8 million and
dedicated 100% of those funds to Paralyzed Veterans of America’s PAVE program, which provides free, vocational counseling and job placement assistance to any veteran, active duty service member, spouse or caregiver across the country. More than 5,000 veterans and military caregivers have been positively impacted through the PAVE program’s personalized training and assistance.

The tournament is hosted each year by Founding Sponsor Agility Defense & Government Services and this year’s PVGO is expected to raise more than $350,000.
 
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, U.S. Army veteran, President & CEO, Agility Defense & Government Services
Rich Brooks, U.S. Army veteran, Chairman, Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open and President, Agility Defense & Government Services, LLC
Rita Vanhavermaet, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, PAVE client
Russell T. Bridges, Army National Guard veteran, PAVE client
Jonathan Karl, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent (event emcee)
Doug Williams, former Redskins quarterback, Super Bowl XXII Champion and MVP
Colonel Harvey C. “Barney” Barnum, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
 
 
WHEN:                       
Monday, June 18, 2018
9:00 a.m. Golf Demonstration
9:30 a.m. Welcome Ceremony
9:45 a.m. Shotgun Start
4:30 p.m. Cocktails, Dinner, and Awards Ceremony

             Note: program participants and spokespeople will be made available to the
             media all day.

                       
WHERE:
The Golf Club at Lansdowne
44050 Woodbridge Parkway
Lansdowne, VA 20176