What We Do and How You Can Help
The startling facts: One of the unspoken tragedies of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is what we call “the war after the war.” Our brave men and women must deal with a myriad of daunting issues when they return home, and this is after they have already sacrificed so much for our freedom.
After two, three, even four or more deployments—dealing with physical and mental injuries—is it any wonder that they struggle to return to a normal life? The stark reality is that 20 U.S. Veterans take their own lives every day.
The Fairways for Freedom® program strives to help U.S. combat-injured Veterans assimilate back into society through holistic initiatives and through the game of golf. Playing in a peaceful and welcoming environment such as Ireland and Scotland—and striving to improve at a physically and mentally challenging game—provides a positive experience and helps in overcoming their injuries.
Our Mission: Many U.S. Veterans struggle with physical disabilities, including loss of limbs, and with mental-health issues such as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Fairways for Freedom® program provides combat-injured Veterans with instruction and practice in evidence-informed, clinically tested, self-regulation techniques; opportunities for therapeutic, recreational, and community-building social activities; training on healthy lifestyle choices; and education about community-based Veterans resources for post-retreat reintegration.
Our goal is also to connect leaders in the business community (Ambassador/Donors) with combat-injured Veterans through the game of golf. Business professionals serve as not only sponsors to the Veterans, but also as mentors, and, in turn, learn what true sacrifice is all about. The great courses of Ireland and Scotland, for example, provide an exhilarating environment for building these relationships.
Fairways for Freedom® is a recognized 501 (c) (3) Public Charity. To view our 501 (c) (3) Acceptance Letter from the IRS, please click here.