Freedom Golf Association's First Annual "Honor Wounded Vets 5K Run/Walk" succeeds in showing how adaptive golf is aiding vets' road to recovery
Nov 1, 2017 4:42 PM -
The enthusiasm and good will were palpable at McDonald's corporate campus in Oak Brook, Illinois on Sunday, October 29 as the Freedom Golf Association's (FGA) First Annual "Honor Wounded Vets 5K Run/Walk" succeeded in drawing attention to the fact that adaptive golf is clearly helping wounded vets return to normality after their military service. The more than 100 participants conquered the 5K course to show their support for the programs of the Freedom Golf Association, which is leading the way In Illinois in bringing the joy of golf to persons with physical, emotional and developmental needs. "The 5K Run/Walk was a terrific way to honor Veterans who have been wounded in their service to the country and to acknowledge Illinois' wounded vets, a growing number of whom have taken up golf to enjoy its many physical, emotional and social benefits," said Sally Ruecking, FGA's Vice President of Strategic Advancement. "Adaptive golf is bringing fun into the lives of people who are often left out due to their disabilities."