Stafford, VA – With the hardships surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Middle Atlantic PGA has announced a $10,000 donation to the Golf Emergency Relief Fund. The golf industry is one that relies on the hard work of many different people throughout the country. Many of those people have been let go of their duties during these times.
“The Board and staff of the MAPGA wanted to do their part to help those in our industry. There are many employees of small businesses in the golf industry that are going through tough times, and the Golf Emergency Relief Fund was an ideal way to help them. Thanks to the PGA of America matching funds, our contribution was able to be magnified to help those in need,” says MAPGA President Josh Tremblay.
The Golf Emergency Relief Fund was created by the PGA of America through a $5 million pledge and a matching fund for third party gifts up to $2.5 million. Many other golf industry organizations have supported the cause including the GCSAA, PGA Tour, LPGA, USGA, NGCOA, and AGM. The fund provides grants to certain industry workers to help offset financial hardships that have developed with COVID-19.
“People throughout golf are driven by a strong desire to help others every day. We have to ensure that the heart and soul of our game––our people––are able to get back on their feet and continue to serve others down the road,” said PGA President Suzy Whaley, PGA.
Phase 1 has been completed, awarding an excess of $4 million to over 3,000 individuals in the golf community. Applications for Phase 2 are set to open May 27th.
If you would like to help the cause by donating, see link below. Additionally, if you are a golf industry worker and need financial help, please use the link below to apply for Phase 2 when it opens.