By Lyn Plaisance, NOPGA
July 6, 2018
The Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation hosted its Inaugural Smucker’s Pro 3 Am on July 5, 2018 at Firestone Country Club (North Course) to benefit the Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation and Clearview HOPE. Due to the generosity of the Title Sponsor, Smucker’s, and the 128 participants who supported the event, as well as, the silent and live auctions; the Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation was able to donate $2,500 to Dr. Renee Powell, PGA and Clearview HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere). The event would not have been possible without the support of many, but especially our other sponsors, First National Bank and Oakley. Special thanks to Firestone Country Club for hosting the very special event.
Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation – The Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation was created for the purpose of administering the charitable and philanthropic affairs on behalf of the golf professionals within the Northern Ohio PGA Section. These affairs include, but are not limited to, development, promotion and growth of adult and junior golf programs, scholarship programs for children, programs for minority and underprivileged youth in Northern Ohio, and contributions to allied charitable organizations.
Clearview HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) – Clearview HOPE is a cost free, year-round recreational and therapeutic golf program specifically for women veterans. Ladies Required. The program begins each year with 6 weeks of lessons followed by regular play and continuous instruction each Friday of golf season. Instruction is provided by LPGA/PGA Head Golf Professional Dr. Renee Powell, PGA. During the winter months the program continues with indoor golf clinics, social gatherings, and service projects. Clearview HOPE is a chapter of PGA HOPE. PGA HOPE is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.