When I think of the fourth of July I can’t help but smile. Sunshine, friendship, fireworks and don’t forget the watermelon. What’s there not to love? As Americans we have so much to celebrate and what a reminder this day is to all of us.
The United States is celebrating 240 years of freedom, but that freedom is often taken for granted when we are busy with our work and personal lives. Countless men and women have fought selflessly so that we may live our day-to-day routines. Soldiers spend holidays away from their families and friends just so that we can be safe with ours. What an incredible sacrifice.
Last fall, a soldier stationed overseas began corresponding with Topgolf Director of Corporate Communications Adrienne Chance. He asked for any kind of donations that would help he and others have fun and relax during their down time. The result? Golf equipment sent to the other side of the world to help provide our brave military a little piece of home. This was a heart-warming experience and got us thinking, how can we do this on a much larger scale?
Bunkers in Baghdad is a non-profit charity that was created in fall 2008. Its mission is to collect donated golf clubs and golf balls and send them to soldiers overseas. Based in New York, Bunkers in Baghdad has provided 7 million golf balls and more than 500,000 golf clubs to aid in recreation and rehabilitation from injuries.
Topgolf is proud to announce our new partnership with Bunkers in Baghdad. In an effort to give back and honor our hard-working military, Topgolf is sending 2,000 left- and right-handed golf clubs, turf squares and two pallets of golf balls. We are so excited to send this equipment to our troops overseas with the help of Bunkers in Baghdad.
With many of our Associates (and Guests) who are veterans, we are extremely passionate about supporting our troops. We offer a year-round Heroes Discount that is redeemable at all venues. Military (active duty and veterans), police, fire and EMS personnel receive a 20 percent discount on all monthly memberships as well as 10 percent off game play.
Topgolf appreciates the sacrifice that these heroes make for our community and nation. Thank you to our active-duty soldiers and veterans, and happy Independence Day!