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Marathon Bombing Survivors Receive Custom Golf Clubs

Marathon
Bombing Survivors Return to the Links with Donated Custom
Fit Clubs

Spaulding
Adaptive Golf Program partners with Golfsmith &
NIKEGOLF at Deutsche Bank Championship Community
Appreciation Day

 

WHAT: 
A
number of survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and
others who have suffered severe physical and traumatic
injuries will be given a chance to return to a game they
love: golf. In conjunction with Spaulding Rehabilitative
Hospital and its Back in the Swing Adaptive Golf Program,
Golfsmith and NIKEGOLF will custom fit and provide golf
clubs, apparel and gear to a few of those severely injured
so they can make further strides in recovery through golf.

 

WHERE:
        The Deutsche Bank Championship

The
TPC Boston, 400 Arnold Palmer Blvd, Norton, MA 02766

Directions: 
http://www.tpc.com/boston/contact-us-and-directions
 

Golfsmith
Swing Zone ‰ÛÒ adjacent to the clubhouse

 

 

WHEN:
          Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 10:30 A.M.

 

10:30
AM:
 
    
Those
who lost limbs and suffered other serious injuries will
receive clubs and test drive NikeGolf sticks at Golfsmith‰Ûªs
interactive Swing Zone. During a presentation ceremony,
survivors will share their stories and explain how golf is
being used as a way to transition to their new life. 

 

WHY:
            
Those
with permanent physical injuries can benefit from golf clubs
that are customized or “custom fit” to reflect any
limitations or changes to their golf swings. Golfsmith, the
world’s largest golf retailer, has custom fitting
specialists who will use state-of-the-art technology to
outfit the Marathon survivors with a full set of brand new
NikeGolf clubs. Six area survivors will receive gear to help
get them back to the sport they enjoyed before they were
injured. 

 

About
the Deutsche Bank Championship

The
Deutsche Bank Championship, New England‰Ûªs premier PGA TOUR
Playoff event held over Labor Day weekend, will welcome 100
of the PGA TOUR‰Ûªs top golfers to TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.
The Championship, now in its 11th year, has
raised more than $24 million for the Tiger Woods Foundation,
which supports underserved students through educational
programs, and local New England-area charities. Details on
all ticket options are available at www.dbchampionship.com.
Fans can also follow the latest news surrounding the
Deutsche Bank Championship on the official social media
sites: www.facebook.com/DeutscheBankChampionship
and www.twitter.com/DBChampionship.

 

About
Golfsmith International: 
Golfsmith
International, based in Austin, TX, is the largest specialty
golf retailer in the world operating Golfsmith stores in the
U.S. and Golf Town stores in Canada. The business operates
as an integrated, multi-channel retailer, offering customers
the convenience of shopping through any of its 150+
experiential retail locations or 24/7 shopping at its
e-commerce sites, www.golfsmith.com and
www.golftown.com.
Golfsmith International offers extensive product selection
of premier branded golf equipment as well as its proprietary
products, club-making components and pre-owned clubs.

 

About
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Spaulding Adaptive
Sports Center/The Back in the Swing Adaptive Golf Program:
Founded
in 1971, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston is one
of the largest rehabilitation facilities in the United
States, and is ranked the 6th top rehabilitation hospital in
the country by U.S. News & World Report. As the official
teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School Department
of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R),
Spaulding is at the forefront of research in advances in
rehabilitative care. Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers
operate in Boston, Cape Cod, and the North Shore and provide
a range of sports and recreation opportunities, including
water sports, skiing, horseback riding, tennis, and golf. 
The Back in the Swing Adaptive Golf program (BITS) pairs
golf pros with trained therapists who ensure both a safe
experience and maximum physical benefit.  The BITS program
is designed to help people with disabilities learn or
re-learn the game of golf.  For more information, please
visit www.spauldingrehab.org

 

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