Tee It Up for the Troops was founded in 2005 by the family and friends of a soldier serving in Iraq. When the son was asked what he needed, he responded by asking his father to do something for the returning service members and their families back home. Tee It Up for the Troops was established to honor that selfless request.
Since 2005, Tee It Up for the Troops has hosted more than 415 fundraising events in over 40 states. With the generous support of sponsors and volunteers, these events have allowed us to donate over $9,000,000 to more than 325 veteran service organizations that provide critically needed services to help our veterans to heal, transition, grow and thrive. Tee It Up for the Troops targets its support across these critical areas of need:
- Treatment of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries: the hidden wounds of war
- Suicide Awareness and Prevention: reducing veteran suicides
- Employment: veteran unemployment rate is much higher than the national average
- Sports and Recreation: both adaptive and rehabilitative
- Family and Caregiver Support: strong family + strong caregiver = strong warrior
- Housing: homelessness, plus transitional and comfort housing while receiving treatment
We also continue to strengthen veterans through our REUNION program in which we have reunited nearly 300 combat veterans who were separated due to battlefield injuries, changes in rehabilitation, or other reasons beyond their control.
In addition, we are honored to assist veterans in launching their own business through our Operation Heartfirst initiative with Anytime Fitness.
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