Fairways for Warriors
The camaraderie and challenges of golf aids combat wounded veterans' journey towards rehabilitation and healing.
When a combat veteran returns from the front lines their personal battle is just beginning. The sad truth is that 22 veterans commit suicide every day in the U.S. – that is one every 65 minutes. Several of the wounded veterans that Fairways for Warriors has served have stated that if the organization hadn’t provided them with hope, they, too, may have committed suicide.
Fairways for Warriors provides golf equipment, instruction, and outings for combat wounded warriors and all of their family members who wish to participate in the spirit of fun and healing.. Their regular golf clinics provide a way for warriors to learn and enjoy the sport. They also hold tournaments that give these veteran athletes the ability to participate in healthy competition and camaraderie.
Fairways for Warriors has given these brave men and women the opportunity to heal from their most significant injuries – the injuries that we can’t see such as: depression, post-traumatic stress, and traumatic brain injury. Wounded warriors experience a sense of support and community again.
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