Fairways for Freedom® is embarking on a new and ambitious program to increase awareness of the veteran suicide epidemic and work toward ending it once and for all. The program is called “Play 18 for 22” and will focus attention on the fact that tragically 22 U.S. service men and women take their own lives every day. FFF’s contention is that this statistic is simply not acceptable, and we intend to do something about it.[Read more…]
Fairways for Freedom® Announces the 99-Hole March on Pinehurst, June 22
PINEHURST, NC — In an effort to bring awareness to the visible and invisible injuries of so many of our veterans, Doug Knapp is on a mission that is scheduled to take place 99 days from today, on June 22, 2020. [Read more…]
Quail Creek CC in SW Florida Announces “A Taste of Quail Creek” on January 20, 2019 to Benefit Fairways for Freedom®
Quail Creek Country Club announced today that it will host “A Taste of Quail Creek” on January 20, 2019, so the club’s members and prospective members can learn more about what Quail Creek has to offer, particularly in light of its $18.5 million renovation project, which is now underway.
Golfworld: Wounded veterans, in their own words, on their healing trip to Ireland
November 15, 2018 – Last month, 22 combat-injured veterans—many awarded Purple Hearts for their service in battle—took part in one of two seven-day trips to the outermost reaches of Northwestern and Western Ireland, playing some of the world’s most breathtaking links courses and taking part in group therapy sessions and numerous mindful activities. The trips, designed to help these veterans recover from their visible and invisible injuries, were conducted by Fairways for Freedom®, a public charity that creates such retreats for veterans and “ambassadors” who sponsor them (www.fairwaysforfreedom.us). Read the full article.
SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio – Interview with Fairways for Freedom®
Listen to an interview with Fairways for Freedom® on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio.
The Golf Wire – Fairways For Freedom: Announces 2018 Trips, Retreats
SINGER ISLAND, FL, JANUARY 17, 2018 — Fairways for Freedom™, a Public Charity whose mission is to help Combat-injured Veterans heal and assimilate back into the civilian world through the game of golf and other holistic initiatives, is announcing an expanded schedule of international trips and U.S. retreats for 2018. The charity, which has helped more than 110 Combat-injured Veterans in the past five years, has confirmed two incredible journeys to Ireland in September. One will be based at the elegant Mount Falcon Hotel and Estate in Western Ireland. Ten veterans will be joined by eight sponsoring “Ambassadors” for a week of great links golf and other therapeutic activities such as fly fishing, archery and hiking. A second trip will concentrate on the Northwestern corner of Ireland, including Ballyliffin (site of this year’s Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory McIlroy Foundation), and the acclaimed Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort. [Read more…]
Greenfield Recorder: Coping on the Green
Posted Nov. 20, 2017: Perhaps the reason that a golf course is U.S. Marine Sergeant (Ret) Trevor Allenby’s favorite place to spend his free time is because it is about as far away from where he was in November 2005, when his life changed forever. See how a Fairways for Freedom® trip changed Allenby’s life by reading the rest of the story here
GolfWorld.com: From Battlefields to Fields of Green
Posted Nov. 5, 2017: In October 2017, Fairways for Freedom® brought 24 combat-injured veterans to Scotland or Northwest Ireland, so they could enjoy the breathtaking links courses and bask in the welcoming local culture as part of a recovery process from their injuries. The first week, a group of 14 Special Forces veterans visited six amazing courses along the east coast of Scotland. The following week, a second group of 10 combat-injured veterans toured Northwest Ireland. Each group was accompanied by a special set of seven “ambassadors” who sponsored them on the trips. Read the rest of the story here
Ship Sticks™, the world’s largest golf bag shipping company, announces a new partnership with Fairways for Freedom®
WEST PALM BEACH, FL, MAY 12, 2017 –(PR.com)– Ship Sticks™, the world’s largest golf bag shipping company, announces a new partnership with Fairways for Freedom®, a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity whose mission is to help combat-injured veterans assimilate back into society through holistic initiatives and the game of golf. [Read more…]
Fairways for Freedom® Golf Classic highlighted on WPRI 12 Eyewitness News
Posted May 16, 2017: Roger Schiffman and his wife, Dr. Patricia Donnelly, are joined by Ed Medeiros-CEO, East Commerce Solutions, Inc., and John Girouard, Retired U.S. Army Sergeant, Purple Heart recipient, combat-injured veteran, on set to discuss ways we can get involved.