PGA REACH Minnesota is the 501(c)3 charitable arm of the Minnesota PGA. The Mission of PGA REACH 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. We offer numerous programs and events that benefit these groups in Minnesota, North & South Dakota, and Western Wisconsin.
Below you will see descriptions of our current event offerings with opportunities for partnerships:
The Minnesota PGA Junior Golf ‘Sota Series takes juniors aged 7-19 and breaks them into four playing tours based on age and skill level. There are roughly 1900 participants each year playing in over 190 events. The college scholarship program has awarded former ‘Sota Series members over $485,000 since its beginning in 1996.
The Tapemark Minnesota PGA Pro-Am has raised almost $7 million since its beginning in 1971. This three-day event is a premier event for Minnesota PGA Professionals and Amateurs. With golf as an avenue for people with developmental disabilities, the Tapemark Minnesota PGA Pro-Am works for a day when all Minnesotans can live, work and play in their own communities with dignity, hope and respect.
PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) introduces the game of golf, taught by PGA Professionals specially trained in adaptive golf, for free to military veterans. PGA HOPE aspires to create a physically and emotionally healthier veteran by shaping lives, changing lives, and possibly saving lives by enhancing their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being through golf.
The mission of 100 Holes for HOPE is to involve PGA Professionals, veterans and all golf enthusiasts in a marathon round of 100 holes in a single day, collecting pledges for their birdies. Both PGA Professionals and military veterans compete in this challenging but rewarding day bringing awareness to our local military veterans.
The Bad Pants Open encourages every golfer to wear their best “bad” pants, knickers, shorts, kilt, or skirt to shine a light on the unwanted attention people with developmental disabilities face on a daily basis. This fun event pairs Special Olympic Athletes with PGA Professionals for a morning Pro-Am, then kicks off a shotgun fivesome scramble tournament in the afternoon.
Don’t see something with the right fit? Our partnership opportunities can be custom-tailored to fit the needs of your company and are designed to deliver maximum exposure to our PGA Professionals and program participants. We can create face to face interactions through our tournament program, education seminars, and meetings as well as promote your company through custom digital marketing campaigns and social media. Let the Minnesota PGA Section and our experts in the game of golf help spread your message and promote your brand!
To discuss options of your partnership, please contact:
Jeff “JD” Drimel, PGA
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Tone Pulido, PGA
Director of Competitions