Letter from the President of Tee It Up for the Troops

Dear Friends and Patriots:

We sincerely THANK YOU for your continuing support of America’s veterans and their families! Each and every one of you is a key part of fulfilling our mission at Tee It Up for the Troops to help these American heroes to “heal, transition, grow, and thrive!”

Tee It Up for the Troops was founded in 2005 when the father of a soldier serving in Iraq asked his son what he needed. This son’s response was “Forget about me, do something for the soldiers and their families back home.” Tee It Up for the Troops was created 11 years ago to honor that selfless request.

Since those humble beginnings, Tee It Up for the Troops has now hosted more than 325 fundraising events at more than 65 golf clubs in 30 states across the USA. These events have allowed us to donate nearly $5,000,000 in support of dedicated veteran’s organizations such as Fisher House Foundation, Disabled Sports USA, Hope for the Warriors, and many others which provide a broad array of critically needed support services for our wounded, ill, and injured service members…and their families.

Working together with communities, golf clubs, and our national and local beneficiaries, Tee It Up for the Troops has accomplished the following over the past year: 

  • Served more than 22,000 military families, saving families more than $35 million in lodging costs
  • Helped nearly 4,000 veterans to restore a sense of self, family, and hope
  • Served more than 1,500 of the most severely wounded service members with year-round programs in more than 30 different sports nationwide
  • Reunited over 50 wounded veterans who were separated due to battlefield injuries, changes in rehabilitation, or other reasons beyond their control

Together, we make a difference!

Our support for these dedicated veterans was never meant to end once they came home from war. We must never forget the service and sacrifice of these brave men and women. You honor them through your participation and your financial support of our events. Your generosity is making a real difference, and for that we are forever grateful.

Thank you for “stepping up to the tee” in support of all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, our veterans, and their families.


Tim Wegscheid

President & Executive Director