Eighth Annual Event to Benefit Fisher House Foundation
(RESTON, VA) – Registration for this year’s World’s Largest Golf Outing (WLGO) – a national event benefitting Fisher House Foundation – is now open. The eighth annual event is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 6.
WLGO is a simultaneous charity outing managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG), with most events taking place in the BCG network of courses. Since its inception in 2011, more than 57,000 men, women, juniors and seniors have played in 33 states to raise $3,794,603 for military and family charities. Several national celebrities from PGA Tour legend Chi Chi Rodriquez to 42nd President Bill Clinton have donated to WLGO.
Since 1990, Fisher House Foundation has provided a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving treatment at major military and VA medical centers. Their network of 76 comfort homes has provided over 335,000 families with no cost lodging, allowing families to be close by while a loved one undergoes treatment and recovery. One $10 donation covers the costs to house a family in a Fisher House for one night.
“While the funds raised from the World’s Largest Golf Outing are important, the awareness and a chance to share the Fisher House story are absolutely critical,” says Dave Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation. “Thank you for your participation, your generosity and support of those we call our greatest national treasure, our military service men and women and their loved ones.”
For this year’s event, there are 109 registered courses and counting. The fundraising goal is $1 million and so far, over $50,000 has been raised by participating teams and courses. Teams are encouraged to raise additional funds to support Fisher House; donations can be made at worldslargestgolfouting.com.