Birdies For The Brave at TPC Sawgrass Raises Support For Military Families
At the Birdies for the Brave
event at TPC Sawgrass this weekend, Phil Mickelson turned, looked at the American flag and said it meant two things to him — "freedom and the cost of that freedom." Watch his interview with ESPN at the event.
Wounded warrior Robert McIntyre who met Mickelson and President Bill Clinton while there, was invited to the event and said it was an amazing experience. The event raised almost $3 million for nine charities, including Operation Homefront.
Birdies for the Brave, A PGA TOUR Charities, Inc. program, is a military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR that is dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Since 2005, the TOUR has joined with PGA TOUR players and corporate partners to raise millions of dollars for military homefront groups, including Operation Homefront, that provide critical programs and services to meet the specialized needs of wounded warriors and military families.
Birdies for the Brave was originally created by TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, to support troops injured during combat. Find out more about it at http://www.birdiesforthebrave.com/
Read one reporter's account of the event
Read Robert McIntyre's story
, including how he recently received a mortgage-free home through our Homes on the Homefront