Billy Casper Golf Virginia Staffers Visit Fort Belvoir Fisher House

Fort Belvoir Kitchen

(Fisher House Foundation Fort Belvoir Manager Rocky Calderon (left) explains what their team does on a daily basis to Regional General Manager of Prince William County courses Bobby Kidder (middle) and Forest Greens Golf Club Head Golf Professional Zach Ellis (right).

(RESTON, Va.) – With less than two months until the World’s Largest Golf Outing (WLGO) – the largest charity golf outing on a single day in the U.S. – general managers and staff members from participating courses are visiting Fisher House Foundation locations nationwide to see how WLGO impacts the lives of military families.

To learn more, a group of Virginia GMs and their teams visited Fisher House’s Fort Belvoir House on Monday, June 10.

“It’s really touching what these Fisher House’s started,” said Bobby Kidder, regional GM of Prince William County courses. “I can’t imagine what some of these families go through.”

The Fort Belvoir House opened on May 22, 2012 in conjunction with the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in September 2011. This facility is host to six bedrooms able to fit the medical needs of various patients, a fully stocked kitchen and living spaces for families to find comfort while loved ones receive care.

Back of Fort Belvoir Fisher House
The backyard of the Fort Belvoir Fisher House

While this house can accommodate any families and service members in need, it was designed with behavioral health patients in mind, Fisher House Foundation Fort Belvoir Manager Rocky Calderon explained. 

“It’s not just for the injured service member – it’s also for their families,” Kidder said. “So, if a family member is having issues, they will take them in. And I think that’s unbelievably great that Fisher House extends their care and love to comfort everyone affected."

Looking after these families is Calderon, who’s been running the Fort Belvoir house since it opened.

“It’s a privilege every day,” Calderon said. “You meet the most amazing people in some of the toughest times of their lives, and to see their sheer strength and courage to get out of bed and face treatment or face rehabilitation is inspiring.”

For Kidder, seeing what Calderon does day-in and day-out inspired him even more to raise money for Fisher House and to help service members and their families across the nation.

Not only because he wants to sell out his courses' shotgun start, but because his son recently joined the Navy and wants to support his fellow military families.

To learn more about Fisher House Foundation and the Fort Belvoir Fisher House, click here.

To register for #WLGO19 or donate, visit www.worldslargestgolfouting.com

Fort Belvoir flag
A donated U.S. flag at the end of a hallway at Fort Belvoir.