Disabled Heroes to Receive Custom Fit Golf Gear through Deutsche Bank Championship
A number of survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and others who have suffered severe physical and traumatic injuries are being given a chance to return to a game they love: golf. In conjunction with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and its Back in the Swing Adaptive Golf Program, tournament sponsor Golfsmith is partnering with Nike Golf to custom fit and provide golf clubs, apparel and gear to these courageous individuals so they can make further strides in recovery through golf.
“Golf was something that I always loved to do but I thought I would never play again,” he said. “All the support I have been given helps me and allows me to do something that I never believed I would be able to do again and for that I’m grateful.”
Muji, who is committed to reaching out to help others who also have undergone traumatic injuries, has also met with survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings who will now rehabilitate themselves through golf.
Said Richard “Rick” Johnson, PGA Golf Professional and Spaulding Adaptive Sports Instructor: “In my work with those recovering from serious injuries, social rehabilitation is just as important as physical rehabilitation, due to emotional and mental stress. For me, golf provides a 360-degree approach that encompasses all aspects of life. It provides me the chance to constantly build on the future as well as an outlet for emotional and physical energy.”
For Golfsmith, the world’s largest golf retailer, helping people enjoy the game of golf is a welcome opportunity.
“We’re thrilled to partner with The Deutsche Bank Championship, Nike Golf and the folks at Spaulding who have played such an integral role in helping these survivors recover and rehabilitate,” said Golfsmith President and CEO, Sue Gove. “Everyday in our stores, our goal is to inspire people to enjoy golf. These courageous individuals, however, are the real inspiration. Through their amazing spirit and determination, they show us that golf can have a profound impact both on and off the course.”