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June 25, 2013

The National Alliance for Accessible Golf has Granted more than $480,000 to Inclusive Golf Programs for People with Disabilities Since June 2010

-Press Release, Alexandria, Va.

The National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) announced today that it has granted more than $480,000 to inclusive golf programs for people with disabilities since June 2010. Established through an on-going grant from the United States Golf Association, the Alliance has expanded its efforts to provide financial assistance and resources to help make the game of golf more accessible to people with disabilities. These grants may be used to defray core program costs and support programs to help golfers with disabilities both learn and transition into playing the game.

An overview of the grants program since 2010:
Number of Grants Awarded: 85
Total Amount Awarded: $489,724
Total Participants: Approximately 8,000

Funds are still available for program grants in 2013. Program grantees have up to one year from the original date of grant to use the funds and complete their inclusive program. The Alliance will continue to accept grant applications on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted. There are no specific deadlines for grant submissions. However, the Alliance Grants Committee will review submissions every 30 days.

Interested local programs are encouraged to apply. Eligibility guidelines and application materials are available at www.accessgolf.org in the Grants section. For additional information, please contact the Alliance’s Grant Coordinator, Gary Robb, at (812) 320-1126 or grants@accessgolf.org.

The National Alliance for Accessible Golf is a charitable organization working to ensure the opportunity for all individuals to play the game of golf. The Alliance is represented by major golf organizations in the United States, organizations that provide services for people with disabilities and other advocates. Through GAIN™ (Golf: Accessible and Inclusive Networks) and other programs, the Alliance promotes inclusion and awareness to the golf industry, golf instructors, and the public. For more information about Alliance programs, please visit www.accessgolf.org.