PGA HOPE - Southwest
PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) introduces golf to Veterans and Active Duty Military to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. The program introduces the game of golf through a developmental 6-8 week curriculum, led by PGA Professionals trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency. All programs are funded by PGA REACH and supplemented by the Southwest PGA Foundation, so the cost of programming is free to all Veterans.
Birdies for Good
Our annual Birdies for Good event uses golf as a platform for giving back to the community in Phoneix, the Southern Chapter and the Southern Nevada Chapter. Southwest PGA Professionals will play 72 holes, all in one day, in an effort to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities, Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Teen Centers and the Southwest PGA Foundation. You can support our PGA Professionals as they "play for a purpose" by making a financial pledge for every birdie made or a flat donation.
License Plate Program
The Southwest PGA Foundation and the Arizona Department of Transportation worked together to offer this specialty license plate to Arizona registrants. Proceeds from the license plate sales will support Foundation programming. The cost of the license plate is only $25/year ($50/year if personalized) and the Southwest PGA Foundation will receive $17 from each license plate sold to continue facilitating programs that strengthen our communities.
Who We Are
The Southwest PGA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the charitable arm of the Southwest Section PGA and its more than 1,200 PGA golf professionals.
To utilize the game of golf and our member professionals to positively impact the lives of youth, military veterans, minorities and at-risk families and individuals within the communities we serve.
Since its inception, the Southwest PGA Foundation has provided more than $1.7 million in support of local charities that include Ronald McDonald House Charities, Special Olympics Arizona, Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Teen Centers and active and veteran military personnel.