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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…]
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
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
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…]
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.
Posted Nov. 4, 2016: Brian Z. Porter will never forget that day during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was on patrol in Fallujah when an Improvised Explosive Device blew up in his face. The tall, rugged, Special Operations Army Master Sergeant (retired) rarely talks about it, but his completely reconstructed jaw and face tell the story. Read how Fairways for Freedom helped him discover the joy of golf as he toured NW Ireland with other combat-injured veterans here
Posted October 15, 2015: In late September 2015, 13 injured veterans flew into Belfast from the U.S. on a United Airlines flight, where they met up with eight Ambassadors and three staff (including the writer of the following article) then took a luxury coach bus to Ireland’s Northwest Coast. First stop on this tremendous Fairways for Freedom trip was the Rosapenna Golf Resort, where the group played both the Old Tom Morris Links and the Sandy Hills Links. Six days and five magnificent courses later, the golfers celebrated their final evening with a traditional Irish dinner and music, a happier and healthier bunch that had truly bonded. Click the link here to read about the trip in detail—and see exclusive photos—as they appeared on golfdigest.com.