Save the date! This year the World’s Largest Golf Outing (WLGO) will be held on Monday, May 1. The single largest charitable golf event held on a single day, WLGO makes a significant impact in the lives of those who need it most – our nation’s veterans – and communities across the country.
This year, for the first time in its history, WLGO will benefit two sponsors: Fisher House Foundation and Arnie’s Army.
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. At the recent Buffalo Strong Celebration in Orlando, Major Robert Kilmartin, a two-time Purple Heart recipient, spoke on behalf of Fisher House about the profound impact golf has had on his life.
“It’s been life changing,” said Major Kilmartin. “At one point I was on like 16 different medications for all kinds of things, anxiety, this and that, I couldn’t remember anything. And through golf, I found that focus that you get of just breathing and that relaxing swing instead of trying to hit it like an idiot. And that is the type of thing that these veterans around the country need, that ability to play golf. It is frustrating at first, you’re not going to be great but that camaraderie and getting together and having the opportunity is what makes a difference.”
Watch the entire speech below.
Arnie’s Army, this year’s other WLGO sponsor, is an Arnold Palmer-inspired charity that provides financial support to institutions and organizations that help children, youth, families, the environment and the communities in which we live.
For more information, or to register for this year’s event, click here.