World’s Largest Golf Outing Coming in August
26 Jul, 2016
Fundraiser for Fisher House Involves More Than 150 Courses Nationwide, All Skill Levels, No USGA Handicap Required
Registration is now open for the sixth annual World’s Largest Golf Outing, the highly entertaining, record-setting fundraiser on Monday, August 1 and benefitting Fisher House Foundation.
Golfers of all skill levels register online to participate in the simultaneous outing projected to be played at more than 150 courses across America. A USGA handicap is not required; players can sign up as a single, twosome or foursome.
Part proceeds and all donations from players and non-players benefit Fisher House Foundation, the international nonprofit that provides free, temporary lodging for families to be near loved ones receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. Teams are encouraged to raise additional funds to support the worthy cause; donations are made at www.worldslargestgolfouting.com.
Last year 12,397 golfers, including 567 wounded warriors, teed it up at 132 courses in 28 states to raise a record $1,024,287. This topped 2014 when 12,100 golfers raised $887,000. To date more than 40,000 participants have contributed more than $3,000,000 to support injured veterans and their families.
“Our goal is to bring World’s Largest Golf Outing to thousands of courses nationwide,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of Billy Casper Golf, which founded the event in 2011. “Golf has the very real power to change the lives of our heroes, so we encourage everyone to sign up and enjoy a memorable day of competition, camaraderie and charity.”
“One team playing in the World’s Largest Golf Outing can provide one veteran’s family nearly one week’s refuge at a Fisher House,” says Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation. “Family is essential in a veteran’s recovery process, and many times their love is the best medicine.”
All registered golfers are entered into a drawing to win a grand-prize; additional prizes can be earned by teams with the highest contribution levels and best scores of the day.
For more information: www.worldslargestgolfouting.com, 703-761-1444.
About Fisher House: Fisher House Foundation is known for its network of comfort homes where military and Veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths; families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room.
Fisher House Foundation operates the Hero Miles program that uses donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members, as well as the Hotels for Heroes program that uses donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.
More information: www.fisherhouse.org, 301-294-8560.