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Would you like to make a difference in the lives of the blind and visually-impaired? There are many ways that you can support the mission of the USBGA and help us inspire, instruct and challenge blind and visually impaired youth and adults through the game of golf.  The USBGA relies on individual and corporate support.  Your gift in any amount will provide the opportunity to create a positive impact on the lives of each participant; blind, visually impaired, volunteer or participant, instilling in everyone a deeper understanding of the power to overcome their boundaries and the capability to achieve their goals.  We accept donations of cash, products or services for our tournaments and events.

 

Since its humble beginnings in 1946, at the end of WWII, the United States Blind Golf Association’s mission has been to advance and increase public awareness of golf among the blind and vision-impaired. The USBGA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors and Committee members. All tournaments and associated events are organized, funded and operated solely by the efforts of our USBGA members and their supporters and sponsors. We are proud to say that 100% of all funds received are used to support our USBGA junior and adult golf clinics, train the coach programs, member recruitment and our national, regional and international tournaments.

 

Sheila Drummond and coach KeithIn order to continue providing the same level of quality services to the blind and vision-impaired community, we constantly need to engage large and small businesses and other non-profit organizations to assist us. However, the majority of support for our programs continues to originate from individuals.

The benefits of sponsoring our USBGA tournaments, clinics and other programs are; to provide local recognition and visibility at all our events; increase your company exposure on our USBGA website, Facebook page and other social media, a reference in our periodic newsletter and local, regional and national media coverage. We can even customize sponsorships designed to achieve an organization’s marketing, public relations and community involvement objectives.

 

We also have additional opportunities to provide support to the USBGA such as our Living Legacy Planned Giving program, and our Millard G Reed Endowment program that are detailed below.

 

If you would like to know more about becoming a sponsor of the USBGA, please contact us at  info@usblindgolf.com  or leave a message at (240) 847-4653 and someone will be happy to assist you.

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Please send your check made payable to: 

USBGA
c/o Treasurer
540 SE 94th Ave
Ontario, OR  97914

Millard G. Reed Endowment

The USBGA is appreciative of the formation of the Millard G. Reed USBGA Endowment; a Charitable Endowment intended to fund USBGA activities on a continuous basis.  The Millard G. Reed Endowment provides an ongoing stream of income to help defray the costs of tournaments, golf clinics and other activities that benefit blind and visually people who want to get involved in the sport of golf.

Your donations will be sincerely appreciated and instrumental to the long term success of the USBGA.

To make a contribution, lifetime gifting or post death bequest contact Jennifer Adamson at 775-826-3133 or email at jennifer.adamson@lpl.com

You may also contact our Treasurer, Denise Forsyth at  treasurer@usblindgolf.com  or leave a message at (240) 847-4653.

Living Legacy - Planned Giving

Why leave a legacy or bequest to the United States Blind Golf Association (USBGA)?

 

Estate planning that includes bequests or legacy gifts provides crucia

George Pilz and his coach Mark Batty

l long-term funding that allows the USBGA to plan for the future and allows us to continue to offer golfing opportunities to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. A legacy gift means your gift priorities during your lifetime continue after your death. We understand that leaving a legacy or bequest 

is an amazing act of commitment and that we have a great responsibility to the people who choose to support our mission and goals in this way. We deeply appreciate your commitment to the work our association provides and we take this gift very seriously.

 

By remembering USBGA in your will, you can play a significant role in helping the next generation who will face vision challenges, to live with dignity and independence because we will be there to provide the support to overcome their limitations and the opportunity to learn and continue to play the wonderful game of golf.

 

Recent changes in tax laws make it essential that you indicate your priorities in a will and work out the best vehicles to do that with a planner.  Here are some ways you may wish to participate:

 

  • Bequest in your will
  • Designate the USBGA as a beneficiary in your life insurance, IRA, annuity or other retirement plan
  • A stock gift
  • One of many options is to continue to provide for heirs and still leave a charitable gift

 

These options need to be discussed with your financial planner or attorney. Potential wording for a (USBGA) bequest is:

 

“I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the United States Blind Golf Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, located at, ______ with tax number______ the sum of $ __________ or _______ % of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate for its general purposes (or describe a specific purpose).”

 

If you have any questions about planned gifts we recommend you speak with an attorney or a financial planner.

 

Questions about donating to the USBGA may be mailed to:

 

United States Blind Golf Association
c/o Treasurer
540 SE 9th Ave.
Ontario, OR 97914

or emailed to Denise Forsyth at  treasurer@usblindgolf.com 

or leave a message at (240) 847-4653 and someone will be happy to help you.

 

Inquiries may also be directed to our President;

Greg Hooper at (770) 855-4057 or emailed to president@usblindgolf.com