Freedom Friday

Freedom FridayFreedom Friday is a Northern Chapter, North Florida PGA initiative to remind our fellow golfers and friends to remember our Men and Women in Unformed, (past and present) and currently serving our country by wearing a RED SHIRT on each and every Friday. By doing so, you will be a supporter of sending the message to~ remember and support our troops.

On Sunday, January 31, 2011 Amelia National Members and Friends came together to promote “Freedom Friday” by playing in the inaugural club social scramble. Members and Guests were divided into two teams of 15 with 30 players, and the game was on. Four hours later we were done with the nine hole event and fun was had by all as we celebrated with high fives and group cheers to spur on the competition. The winners of this event are our Men and Women in uniform as we the Members of Amelia National Golf and Country Club will not forget the sacrifi ces they have made.

Freedom Friday - Making a Difference

One of the many Northern Chapter, PGA community involvements includes a top priority in supporting the Men and Women in Uniform. Over the past two years the Golf Professionals of the Northern Chapter, PGA have recognized our military by hosting complimentary golf invitations such as this past years Armed Forces Appreciation month were many active and retired military were invited to area golf clubs to enjoy a day of golf on some the best courses in North Florida.

Members and staff from Amelia NationalAnother Chapter success story has been the Chapter’s involvement in raising more than $30,000 in support of Patriot Golf Day and the Folds of Honors Foundation helping those left behind. The Northern Chapter is steadfast on this priority and will continue  to be a force behind this drive.

Along with these efforts the Northern Chapter continues to do more and has taken on another initiative to spread the word to Remember the Troops.

In our day to day lives through the hustle and bustle it’s easy to forget about those who are making the greatest sacrifice by being on the front line and protecting our interests.

A way to make us remember is through a symbolic reminder. It’s simple, on each and every Friday the Northern Chapter PGA Professionals are asking you to wear a RED Shirt to the golf course or to work spreading the reminder to not forget about our troops. The initiative is called “FREEDOM FRIDAY” The Executive Board of the Northern Chapter, PGA invites you to join us in this effort. Freedom Friday shirts may be purchased in most golf pro-shops or you may send a order request to Jack Aschenbach, Vice president, Northern Chapter at jackaschenbach@pga.com

A portion of each shirt sold will go towards the Folds of Honors Foundation.

 

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