A Revelation for Disabled Vets
by Jeff Reiter, Senior Manager of Communications
In June, Cantigny Golf was pleased to receive RevelationGolf’s Humanitarian Award for its work helping veterans through their rehabilitation programs at Cantigny. Elk Grove-based nonprofit RevelationGolf is small but it does big work, especially with disabled veterans.
Cantigny Golf has been a RevelationGolf partner since 2010, conducting monthly clinics for veterans with disabilities. The clinics serve veterans from Edward Hines Jr. Veteran Affairs Hospital in Maywood and Jesse Brown Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Chicago.
Cantigny’s head golf professional, Patrick Lynch, works with veterans personally and considers it an honor. The partnership with RevelationGolf shows once again that golf is more than just a game – it can be transformative.
Some of the veterans are just getting back to golf while others are new to the game. Some participants are blind or struggle with PTSD. Many rely on modified and adaptive equipment. But for all players, RevelationGolf is proving that golf can be highly therapeutic.
Without RevelationGolf, many veterans might never benefit from the euphoria of experiencing the game — something that looks so simple to most of us but is potentially life-changing for others. At the very least, a little time on the range with the team from RevelationGolf can bring joy to a veteran’s day.
In addition to veterans, RevelationGolf programs serve children and adults with cancer or a disability and at-risk girls ages 7 to 17. To find out more of RevelationGolf, please visit RevelationGolf.org