The PGA of America REACH Foundation has launched a new and improved logo. For referencing the foundation in print format, please refer as: PGA of America REACH Foundation Minnesota.

PGA REACH Foundation Minnesota is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Minnesota PGA Section. The mission of PGA REACH Foundation Minnesota is to enable access to the game of golf utilizing PGA Professionals to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations with an emphasis on inclusion.

‘Sota Series, PGA Jr. League, and Drive, Chip, & Putt all stem from the Youth pillar. Each of these programs have different competition formats for youth to be a part of, with the goal of growing the game with various opportunities. 

The flagship program within the military pillar is PGA HOPE. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans and Active Duty Military to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. All programs are funded by PGA REACH and PGA REACH Foundation Minnesota, so the cost of programming is free. There is also an event, 100 Holes for HOPE, where PGA Professionals, military veterans and all golf enthusiasts participate in a round of 100 holes on one of the longest days of the year to raise money for the PGA HOPE Minnesota program.

The last pillar is the Inclusion piece where there are two large events, Bad Pants Open and the Minnesota PGA Foundation Pro-Am. Both of these events raise money for important causes of inclusion. The Bad Pants Open is a fun event that encourages golfers to wear their “bad” pants at the event. This event is an opportunity for Special Olympics athletes to compete while the event benefits both Special Olympics Minnesota and PGA REACH Foundation Minnesota. The Minnesota PGA Foundation Pro-Am raises critical funds for non-profit agencies serving Minnesota children and adults living with developmental disabilities and their families.

Read more about PGA REACH Foundation Minnesota.