A California-based program that fosters the physical and mental well-being of our military veterans through the medium of golf.

Put simply, VGP's priorities for its members are, in order: food, shelter, transportation, and, of course, referrals for such medical and psychiatric services as they may need. The veterans' needs are assessed organically through stress-free fellowship as they learn the rules, etiquette and techniques of golf. There are no charges for participants, who are coached by a staff of volunteers and, in many cases, provided the equipment they need.

As the veterans reveal their challenges, the program provides for their physical requirements and refers them as needed to the wide variety of counseling and advising services available in the Sacramento area.  VGP has provided everything from groceries to tableware to furniture for veterans with short-term struggles. In more pressing cases, the program has provided bridge financing to cover rent or cleaning deposits for vets moving into safe housing, and it has provided reliable cars for vets needing transportation to work or college.

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Our Part

The Veterans Golf Program currently serves approximately 100 men and women veterans of the United States armed forces. The program provides golf equipment, including golf bags, clubs, balls, and clothing, frequently through the generosity of golf equipment companies and local golfers. Mather Golf Course in Rancho Cordova is VGP's host, where the general manager has provided use of the course's facilities, range balls for our participants and occasional free golf.

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Events

A major VGP fund-raiser is an annual, nine-hole golf tournament, held in October. In discussions with VGP's veterans it was decided that some of the funds raised should help support the Mather VA Hospital Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Rehabilitation Unit.

VGP Proudly Supports
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End homelessness for Veterans in Sacramento County.
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Sponsors

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The Veterans' Golf Program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization ID# 81-1720496. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your generous, tax-deductible donation to the VPG enables us to help many veterans and their families suffering from post traumatic stress disorders and other service connected disabilities.

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