For Immediate Release
June 4, 2019
Contact: Tracy Willette, Director, Bangor Parks & Recreation
Bangor Municipal Golf Course Honored for Work with Veterans in the NEPGA Hope Program
BANGOR, MAINE – On May 22, 2019, the Bangor Municipal Golf Course and its staff were recognized for their efforts in teaching local veterans the game of golf through the NEPGA Hope Program. The Disabled American Veterans Association and a group of participants from last summer’s class honored the instructors for their time and effort put forth to run the program.
“It was a great surprise to have the Disabled American Veterans Association and some of our Hope participants recognize us,” said Head PGA Professional Rob Jarvis. “We have not had many bright days this spring, both literally and figuratively, so this was just the boost we needed to put those rainy days behind us.”
NEPGA Hope is an instructional program that is held each summer at Bangor Municipal Golf Course and four other facilities in New England. The program is free to all veterans and is designed to impact their lives through the game of golf by enhancing their skills and enjoying an experience with other veterans.
“We are so lucky to have this facility and to be able to open it up to our veterans,” said Jarvis. “Bangor truly is a city of giving and our veterans are a vital part of this community. The City of Bangor is very proud of its golf course and we all believe that it is our responsibility to make sure the club is doing everything it can to be a shining part of the community it serves.”
The program is a collaboration between Bangor Municipal Golf Course and the NEPGA Reach, the charitable foundation of the New England Section PGA.
“NEPGA Reach is doing amazing things throughout New England and the Hope programs are just one example,” said Jarvis. “The generosity of the Foundation is unbelievable. We can’t thank them enough for fully funding this program so all of our veterans can participate free of charge. The collaboration has been great and we look forward to a long relationship between the two organizations.”
NEPGA begins on June 27, 2019 at 5:30pm. Veterans wishing to participate must call the Bangor Municipal Pro Shop at (207) 941-0232 to register, as space is limited. Full details can be found at www.bangorgc.com.
The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.