Birdies for the Brave, a PGA TOUR Charities, Inc. program is a military outreach initiative supported by the PGA TOUR. Since 2005, the TOUR has joined with players, corporate partners, club members, fans, and TOUR employees to raise more than $6.5 million for charities that provide vital services and programs for military men and women and their families. Birdies for the Brave has grown to include a variety of military outreach efforts by the PGA TOUR.
The Navy SEAL Foundation serves a fundamental role within the U.S. Navy SEAL community providing tragedy assistance for families who have lost a loved one in training or combat; family events and support to uphold morale and camaraderie; educational assistance and scholarships for active duty personnel, their spouses, and children; and preservation of the rich history and heritage of these elite warriors to ensure their contributions are always remembered, recognized, and documented for future generations.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical, or trade school; and offers family and educational counseling, including in-home tutoring, to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty. In addition they also provide immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel. In 2016, the SOWF’s overhead costs were just 5.8% and they earned their 11th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Whatcom Dollars for Scholars (WDFS) is a local non-profit organization which provides scholarships to attend college or other post-secondary education to the graduating seniors of our four high schools in Bellingham, WA. Since 2002, over 500 scholarships totaling more than $464,000 have been awarded.
Named after one of the Cascade Peaks in the near distance, Shuksan is a course that varies over 100 feet in elevation. The layout occupies a rural setting split by ten mile creek, which meanders through the fairways with alarming regularity. With terrain ranging from steep ridges to gentle meadows, the 6,737 yard course provides eighteen distinct landscape canvases on which to paint your own masterpiece.
Nestled between the mountains and the sea in northwest Washington state, Bellingham is at the center of a uniquely picturesque area offering a rich variety of activities.