Tee It Up for the Troops believes in engaging and inspiring communities across the United States to do great things on behalf of the military men and women who have served and sacrificed so much for our freedoms. Tee It Up for the Troops combines golf events with an inspirational ceremony, instilling a sense of pride, honor, respect and appreciation for all those who have served and given so greatly.
Through these events, Tee It Up for the Troops has become a fundraising engine for several local and national non-profit partners including Fisher House Foundation, Hope for the Warriors, and Disabled Sports USA, allowing them to focus on what they do best: helping wounded veterans and their families to heal, transition, grow and thrive!
Over the past year, Tee It Up for the Troops and its partners have accomplished the following:
- Helped more than 22,000 military families, saving more than $35 million in lodging costs alone.
- Helped more than 4000 veterans to restore a sense of self, family and hope.
- Served more than 1,500 of the most severely wounded with year-round programs in more than 30 different sports nationwide.
- Reunited more than 50 wounded veterans, who were separated due to battlefield injuries, change in rehabilitation, or other reasons beyond their control.
Together, we make a difference!
Living or working in such a magnificent place like Mirasol makes it very easy for us to take for granted that there are men and women of the United States Armed Forces who make daily sacrifices in order to protect our freedom. It was an honor for the members at Mirasol to have the opportunity to show their support and pride for our troops and to support Tee It Up for the Troops. –Matt Lambert, General Manager, The Country Club at Mirasol
The Tee It Up for the Troops initiative has offered a flexible, solutions-based opportunity to anyone who shares the desire to enhance the lives of America’s Freedom Fighters. Be it volunteering personal resources or generating funds through special events, everyone who engages in the efforts of TIUFTT has the opportunity to say “Thank You” to our soldiers, the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. CMAA and the Club Foundation have never experienced an organization with a better record of “delivering the mission.” TIUFTT has got it figured out. You are truly a beacon in the darkest of night!–Jim Singerling, CEO, CMAA
There is nothing more important than supporting the men and women serving in our military. Because of their sacrifices, we are able to enjoy the freedoms we have in this country. Too often, that is forgotten as we go about our daily lives. Tee It Up for the Troops honors soldiers and their families by raising funds and awareness. Each of us owes a debt to those who have answered the call of duty. Joining forces with Tee It Up for the Troops is one way to begin paying back that debt. I am proud to be a part of an organization whose mission is to care for those who care for us.–Randall McDaniel, Retired NFL Player for the Minnesota Vikings
Shortly after moving to Minnesota, I played in a foursome as my first experience with Tee It Up for the Troops and was impressed by the camaraderie and conviction of this organization. Feedback from employees who had joined me that day was exceptional, especially that the “celebrity” golfer in our foursome was a warrior who’d survived on the battlefield and was now playing golf without all his limbs. We later learned that he’d been able to get to the college of his choice and is one of the national heroes for whom this organization stands. One of my foursome has since volunteered to serve on the Tee It Up for the Troops board based on his first-hand experiences. We’ve sustained and grown our support over the years because the mission is common to our community and our customers, that is, helping care for those who keep us free. Putting a ball on the tee is but a small gesture of support of those who put their life on the line while their family pays the bills.–Rick Udicious, Lockheed Martin
George W. Bush speaks about the passion, commitment, and impact Tee It Up for the Troops is making to help wounded warriors and their families.
Since our founding in 2005, Tee It Up for the Troops has inspired communities to conduct more than 300 fundraising events at more than 60 golf clubs in 30 states across the USA. These events are a major part of our fundraising efforts to support veterans and their families, and offer an emotional experience for all those in attendance—veterans, golfers, sponsors, volunteers, and the general public.