Lincoln, NE – PGA REACH Nebraska launched their PGA HOPE program in 2018 with the goal of shaping lives, changing lives, and possibly saving lives through the game of golf. In just two years, PGA HOPE Nebraska has graduated 40 local Heroes through the 6-week program.
When the program launched in 2018, Eagle Hills Golf Course in Papillion, Nebraska was the first facility to host the program. One year later, and the program has doubled in size with one class being held in Papillion while another began in Lincoln, Nebraska.
“My vision for PGA HOPE Nebraska is to give every Veteran in Nebraska the opportunity to be a part of the program”, PGA REACH Nebraska’s Managing Director Seth Scollard says. “We will continue to expand this program throughout the state to give everyone that opportunity.”
Not only has PGA HOPE Nebraska now held 3 programs in the fall, but last Spring all graduated Veterans were invited to another short training session. In addition, PGA HOPE Nebraska and Nebraska PGA Professionals offered free 20-minute lessons to all Veterans on Veterans Day at Miracle Hill Golf & Tennis Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Scollard has exciting ideas for the future and is excited to not only provide the programs each year, but to keep past graduates of the program engaged for the years to come.