Birdies for the Brave. Since our beginning , our Foundation has donated $1,950,000 to Birdies for the Brave (the PGA Tour’s military outreach program). These donations are then passed onto individual charities that work with both the Birdies for Brave and the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes and have agreed to target our donations to Wounded Heroes located in, or have a connection with, the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry area. We partner with Birdies for the Brave (B4B) for several reasons:
In August of 2023, we donated an additional $250,000 (reflected in the amount above). Proceeds from this donation were allocated to the following programs.
K9s For Warriors. This charity is dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. This charity's goal is to eliminate the 22 veteran suicides that occur each day.
This charity is proud to partner with the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes to give a new leash on life to warriors and rescue dogs. Outstanding organization and outstanding people.
- Becca Moleskey, Executive Director K9s For Warriors.
LFWMH donated another $100,000 in 2023 to this exceptional charity bringing our total donations to K9s for Warriors to $668,500
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. The LFWMH has donated $649,850 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and we have funded six (6) full scholarships through graduation.
That number includes the 2023 addition of $85,000 to this deserving charity, which will help fund another full scholarship.
Military Warriors Support Foundation. With this year's contribution, the LFWMH has donated $315,000 to this charity allowing us to assist them in providing mortgage free homes, and 3 years of family and financial mentoring to ensure they keep their homes, to injured servicemen and their families in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and the Georgia Coastal Empire.
The number above includes the 2023 donation of $40,000 to this worthy organization.
Operation Shower. Since it's founding in 2007, Operation Shower has hosted baby showers for thousands of military families, thanks to the overwhelming support of individuals and groups across the country. In 2018, the LFWMH began its partnership with Operation Shower by sponsoring their event prior to the RBC Heritage golf tournament. In support of this event, LFWMH has donated a cumulative $56,000 to this charity, which included the 2023 donation of $20,000.
Navy SEAL Foundation. In 2015, the LFWMH added the Navy SEAL Foundation to the list of charities to receive proceeds from our fundraising activities.
This charity provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare Community and its families. This year we donated another $2,500 to this charity bringing LFWMH's total donation to this charity to $27,500.
Green Beret Foundation. In 2015, the LFWMH added the Green Beret Foundation to the list of charities to receive proceeds from our fundraising activities.The Green Beret Foundation facilitates the transition of Green Berets and their families whether that transition is from wounds sustained in combat, illness, injury or “merely” from numerous deployments and/or retirement.
This year we donated another $2,500 to this charity bringing LFWMH's total donation to this charity to $27,500.
In addition to the donations to the charities listed above, with Birdies for the Brave's assistance, LFWMH has awarded an additional $39,000 in donations and equipment to organizations not affiliated with Birdies for the Brave.