September 13, 2018

PGA of America Golf Relief and Assistance Fund Available to Aid Hurricane Florence Victims Industrywide

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – To provide relief for golf industry personnel, the Golf Relief and Assistance Fund is available for current and future qualified natural disasters, including Hurricane Florence.

The Golf Relief and Assistance Fund was created last year, so the PGA of America and other industry participants can support PGA Members and other golf industry personnel in qualified disaster situations. The PGA launched this fund with an initial contribution of $250,000. The fund is administered by the largest community foundation in the world, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, of Mountain View, California. 

“We view the Golf Relief and Assistance Fund as a model of how the PGA Member can help show the positive role the PGA plays in the golf industry,” said PGA President Paul Levy. “As Hurricane Florence makes its impact, we look to our Members to help spread the word about the availability of this fund to their fellow PGA Members and to others in golf industry communities who may be in need.”

Since last November, the Golf Relief and Assistance Fund has helped a number of industry members already affected by qualified natural disasters.

To either make a tax-deductible contribution to the Golf Relief and Assistance Fund or to apply for assistance, please visit

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