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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Mental Health, Military & Veterans Organizations, Sports, Veterans

Mission: Tee It Up for the Troops is a non-profit organization with a mission to honor, remember, respect, and support all those who serve(d) in the Armed Forces of our great nation.

Results: Tee It Up for the Troops is a national non-profit organization that has donated over $11,000,000 to programs that deliver critical services to help veterans from all eras heal and transition from the battlefront to the home front. Through our REUNION Outreach Program and other partnering veteran service organizations, Tee It Up for the Troops provides support for six critical areas of need for veterans and their families: Golf and Sports Rehabilitation, Suicide Prevention, PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries, Employment, Housing/Homelessness, and Family/Caregiver Support. With more than 500 charity events held in over 40 states, Tee It Up for the Troops considers it a privilege to honor, remember, respect, honor, and support all those who serve(d) in the Armed Forces for this great nation!

Community Stories

57 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with this amazing organization for over 8 years!! It was an honor to capture the event through my lens. The staff and volunteers are the absolute best!!! It was an honoring meeting our veterans and seeing what they’ve done to enable them to still be active even with severe disabilities. Many of my favorite photos are from these events!!!!

rickdick6644

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been around Tee It Up for the Troops event for going on nine years now. The passion I see from the hundreds of volunteers involved is inspiring. And then you include the small group of national office employees and it gets better.

The result of the efforts put out this combination of teams has had dramatic impacts on veterans and military family members across the country. Whether is related to PTSD, TBI, veteran homelessness, post-service career assistance, etc.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been involved with Tee It Up the Troops for over eight years. I have seen first hand how their events have honored many veterans from the WWII era through today’s younger veterans. I have seen first hand the heart-felt recognition of Gold Star family members.

I have been able to meet with many of their partners that they fund and that provide a wide variety of service/support to veterans, their families as well as current military. Groups that work to eliminate homelessness among veterans. Groups that provide residential “bed and breakfast” facilities for families visiting service members being cared for at VA or military hospitals. I’ve met groups that manage and staff airport lounge facilities for traveling service members, their families and retired veterans. On a 24x7 basis. As well those that provide different styles of therapy for service members/veterans suffering from PTS or TBI. One offer therapy horse back riding another offering an art based therapy approach.

Smaller local groups that collect and distribute gifts to military children during the holiday season at year-end. Or host local lunches or dinners for veterans. Some that offer career and interviewing coaching as well as employer networking.

There is more, suffice it to say that very few veteran focused non-profits have a broader reach or impact. And given the high level of volunteer involvement they do it in a incredible level of financial efficiency.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Tee it up for the Troops honors those who have served our country with grants to organizations helping our veterans and their families heal, transition, grow and thrive. Great organization, great cause.

Golden Valley C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We would like to say Thank You to the amazing folks at Tee It Up for the Troops! We've had the honor of hosting one of their fantastic tournaments for a few years here at Golden Valley Country Club. The honor and dignity they bring to our Club that day is immeasurable! We look forward to their tournament every year! Thank you Tee It Up for the Troops!

Benjamin A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the great opportunity to spend time with and participate in a tournament with some great sponsors of the program. This afforded me the chance to get out and play a round of golf with the Desio family whom are some great people all around. I use these opportunities as therapy and after the unfortunate event of having my set of clubs stolen just two days before, this family donated to the cause and supported me by winning the bid on a new set! I am more than greatful to Tony Desio and his family and to the Tee It Up For The Troops organization for the opportunity to participate in such events.

Donor

Rating: 5

Ran into a young man representing Tee it up for the Troops at Northern Bay resort, being a 100% disabled vet I had to talk to him. He was so gracious and thankful for the troops and very knowledgeable of the organization, a very proud moment for me. I donated that day and numerous other times, I will continue to donate and support you every time I see you. Thanks for what you do. Army Strong!!!!!!!!

1 Glenn B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I stand and salute Tee It Up For The Troops ! An essential organization that works hard to help Veterans of America's Armed Forces and their families to heal, transition, grow and thrive. I have volunteered along with the residents of Dataw Island, SC by hosting numerous fundraising golf events that help raise donations in support of the TIUFTT Mission-it is a Believe, Achieve, and Succeed organization that help numerous Veteran Service Groups reach out and involve veterans on their road to recovery -they Believe in their Mission, they Achieve their goals and they help veterans in need Succeed in Life. March On TIUFTT-March On!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TIUFTT is a wonderful organization that performs a very important mission-- to help veterans and their families thru tough times. The residents of Dataw Island are proud to stand alongside TIUFTT in their quest- we continue to March ON!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tee It Up for the Troops is a great organization to work with. Their passion, dedication and hard work show in every event across the nation to honor our service men and women! This is one nonprofit that every community could benefit from!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tee It Up for the Troops is a great organization. I wish I would’ve found them sooner as golf has played a significant role in my overall mental stability since coming home and transitioning into civilian life.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a veteran myself, I have personally experienced the "magic" that happens at a Tee It Up for the Troops golf event and the positive impact this non-profit organization makes in the lives of veterans and their families! As a donor and golf participant in several Tee It Up for the Troops events, I have recognized the importance to raise funds and awareness for wounded warriors. Veterans are paired up on the golf course and you get to meet other veterans and make personal connections. A very well run and managed non-profit organization that support veterans and families.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They do so much for the community! We are so blessed to have an organization like this.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A great organization that gives wounded service members the chance to either start a new sport or continue a sport they love. This support has been vital to recovery for myself and so many others. After losing my leg in Iraq to a rocket propelled grenade, I needed a goal and direction. Tee It Up for the Troops helped me to set a goal with a sport that I can continue for a lifetime.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Worked hand in hand with the wonderful folks at Tee It Up For The Troops. What wonderful work and support they do!!
Golf tournament with Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station... and they supported our warriors and non profit miraculously.
Keep up the exceptional work!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an older Veteran that physically sees what Tee it up for the Troops does for our younger Vets, I have to thank them and everybody that supports them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met JB over ten years ago, and loved what they brought to the table with connecting combat wounded veterans in a large event where story telling makes the weekend. Additionally they connect the care givers as well, to assist with challenges they face.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization. Volunteered for four years. Very rewarding experience.

1 Matt M.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Have help a lot with being able to play golf that I would not normally be able to play. Golf is my outlet to help with my ptsd.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A great team, a small team of two, who was fully dedicated and determined to see our events to success Their hearts and minds were fully engaged and engaging. They are flexible and always available with one goal in mind. The objective of increasing awareness and raising funds to assist the families of men and women in uniform was above all others.

This team has a great manual to help you be more proactive. They will walk the plan and the activities along your side all they wat until the end of your event and to pre-start the next event.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization and great people. Well run events with a true focus on the cause.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have participated in several golf events through tee it up for the troops and found them to be run very professionally. I also have had the opportunity to see what the funds raised can accomplish and it's amazing.

Roger Bjork

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Tee It Up for the Troops Inc is an amazing nonprofit organization. I had the honor of being invited to their Reunion event in Orlando to deliver two workshops to Caregiver spouses last year. To see this organization plan such an amazing week for these warriors and their spouses-the details and thought behind each piece-was truly inspirational! Their care for each person and their well being truly shines through each day!

1 Robert T.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a 100% disabled, combat wounded Vietnam vet. I am the primary caregiver to my disabled wife and I suffer from several complications from exposure to agent orange and also PTSD.
Tee It Up for the troops introduced me to golf. They have presented me with the opportunity to mingle with fellow veterans, many of whom have common experiences. I enjoy a respite from my depression and get exercise in beautiful surroundings. I am very bad at golf. I have zero talent. However, the instructors from Tee It Up for the Troops remain encouraging. I never seem to get any better at golf but I do enjoy life more now!
I very much appreciate this organization.

1 Mike L.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tee It Up is an incredible organization. They are the real deal. As a combat veteran I appreciate what they do and the honorable way they do it!

1 Brian J.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization dedicated to helping veterans through the great game of golf! Well run at local and national levels

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Have watched this group grow over the years but always maintain their same focus and commitment to our troops.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TIUFTT is a wonderful military non-profit serving Veterans, focusing on those with wounds or injuries through their service. They run their own first-class golf tournaments, as well as helping other clubs and organizations to raise funds towards this cause. They also host an annual reunion for "combat-altered" veterans in Florida that includes counseling sessions, support for spouses & caregivers, reunification with former "battle -buddies", regular & adaptive golf with instruction, and networking opportunities.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the good fortune to serve on the Minnesota Chapter of Tee It Up For The Troops Board of Directors for the past 5 years. I've had a front row seat to see how well they execute their mission. The engagement by the volunteers clearly shows the good that TIUFTT's does. The outcome from each event is remarkable and grows each year. That doesn't happen if TIUFTT isn't effective supporting veterans not matter their era of service. One of the outstanding components of the funds raised is the minimum amount that is dedicated to administration and operations. TIUFTT provides the largest % of funds raised to support the veterans and their needs.

1 Ken H.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a member of Tee it up since 2007 as a disabled veteran. Thanks to this wonderful charity, they gave me my first ever set of customized Ping golf clubs and lessons which refueled my fire for the game of golf. I have golfed several events with them them every year since then and have personally witnessed the good that this organization has done for Veterans, spouses, and their families. Not only veterans and families, but, veteran based charities as well, such as the Fisher house. I will continue to give my support to Tee it up for as long as I am able to golf and share my story and experiences.

1 pattersoncalvin62

Advisor

Rating: 5

Because when it comes to helping a Veteran they are always there for them. God is so good all the time.

1 Brian J.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

A Great Organization that Goes the Extra Mile for Those That Serve or Have Served!!
SALUTE!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My friends and I have experienced incredible healing from involvement with Golf and
Reunion events that get Vets together. We become brothers because of our service
and the sacrifices we have made. We encourage one another and make fun of one
another to keep things light and with humility. This is a fantastic organization
doing wonderful things for our Veterans and Military

1 Dave26

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

An absolutely amazing nonprofit helping veterans across the country!

1 Tom G.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TIUFTT is a GREAT partner in serving Veterans! They are professionally run and do what the say they will do.
We so appreciate them, God Bless and thanks form Fishing for Life!
Tom Goodrich

1 Dani S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with this great organization for over 10 years, assisting with their golf events and specifically the opening ceremonies. The people are awesome, and they do so much good for so many.
The opening ceremony of a golf event is special - the introduction by branch and conflict of all veterans attending, the color guard, the introduction of the Gold Star Families, the welcoming of all. These proceedings are very humbling and most rewarding.

2 Edward G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I run an Adaptive Golf Clinic in Savannah for disabled warriors/veterans. Tee it Up for the Troops has been a huge benefit to our organization and our veterans. When we needed assistance, they were there. As a disabled veteran it is great to know that there are some organizations like TIUFTT that truly care about the veterans and the troops of all services. I know give them any and all support that I can to assist them in their mission.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful experience with the golf tournament. organization and the members are very helpful in knowing the immediate needs of the veterans of whom they support

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found Tee It Up FTT through friends while on my journey and am very grateful for the opportunities they've given me to connect and recover.

Thanks TIUFTT!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am very proud of our 15 year partnership with Tee It Up for the Troops , it is one of the best nonprofit business that I have ever dealt with. It is a great cause and very well run and managed nonprofit organization that support our veterans and armed forces.
Tee it Up can count on our continued & future support for a long time.

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Donor

Rating: 5

From the people that run this to the very lowest on the ladder they all have the same heart and interest in doing the best they can for the veterans. God bless them all.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have worked with these folks in connection with the Randy Jones Foundation that strives to help the kids of military family by providing scholarships to them. Like Tee it up for the Troops it's all about helping those that serve our country so selflessly in the protection of our freedom.

1 Susanne Rosen B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity gives EVERYTHING can to the Veterans! Awesome charity

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Tee It Up For Troops is in the life changing business!! They are selfless servants of our military community. Always giving of themselves to make others lives better. They have definitely changed our lives!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Exceptional! Great cause and great company. Their events are very well organized and the work they do for veterans puts big non-profits like Wounded Warrior to shame

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Love this non-profit for it’s proper use of funds raised and its ability to bring together veterans who need each other as community for mental health. They are amazing!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We are lucky to benefit from this wonderful organization's efforts in raising funds for this country's injured veterans. They enable to us to place more veterans into employment in the golf industry through our program. Thanks to Tim and the team for all their hard work - great people and a great fellow non-profit.

2 James B.11

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tee it up for the troops is one of the greatest organizations that I have been affiliated with. The outreach and constant follow up, to make sure that we are doing well, is what sets them apart. TIUFTT has help me cope with PTSD in more ways then they know and in ways that, frankly I did not know would help! So get involved! Thank you TIUFTT

3 Roland S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group of people really care for the troops. The hard work they put in helps tremendously and they never bat an eye. It’s always great to play golf with fellow warriors.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a veteran who has worked as a volunteer for the last 10 years. The last 3 years I have been the volunteer coordinator at the Mendakota Country Club in Minnesota event, which was the original venue. I continue with the organization because it is dedicated to maximizing the net return to help the veteran groups. We additionally split our net funds to half help organizations in the local community and half to help organizations nationally. We carefully vet the organizations in the efficiency and effectiveness. A great organization run by great people. Give and volunteer yourself!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Tee it up for the troops has supported our non profit organization, Combat Veterans to Careers, for many years. We find that golf is extremely therapeutic to our combat veterans and with Tee it up for the troops enables us to provide our veterans and families with their needs.

1 Randy P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Probably the best thing I could tell you about Tee It Up For The Troops is to share a note written about our organization - which TIUFTT has supported - from the wife of a wounded warrior. What she says about us applies to TIUFTT too, because they have helped make it possible for us to do this very kind of thing for our veterans and service members.
THANK YOU Tee It Up For The Troops:

"My husband is a wounded warrior...he lost a leg in Afghanistan and struggled with a lot before we got in touch with PawPADs a couple years ago. We were eventually partnered with Barkley just over six months later. Barkley is a dog who was rescued from a shelter and trained in a prison...Barkley has changed our lives. There is not a piece of medical equipment on the planet that can do what this dog does for my husband. Barkley has given him a best friend and companion to share not only his struggles and hard times but his successes too...Barkley can turn on the lights and pick things up but the best thing he does is watch out for and take care of my husband...This is a nonprofit that is not only changing lives but changing the world while helping wounded warriors like my husband..."
Thanks again, Tee It Up For The Troops, for making this possible!

Client Served

Rating: 5

As the Executive Director of a non-profit based in San Diego that is supported by Tee It Up For The Troops, we have nothing but an excellent and professional partnership with them. The recent golf tournament they held was well run from check-in to check-out. The goal of the tournament was to have eighty golfers, and they had eighty-five. The function afterwards (including silent auction, live auction and donation request) were handled very well by a professional auctioneer. In the end, it was a successful event. We are thankful for the support of Tee It Up For The Troops.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Tee It Up for the Troops is an organization that delivers and goes above and beyond simply being a non-profit. Because of their dedication, veterans get more of the help that they might need in different areas, and it is a group of professionals who truly believe in giving back to those who have given everything for our country.

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Donor

Rating: 5

JB Ball and his family have created a national organization that rises money to help veterans of all conflicts. The dollars he has raised have gone to numerous projects for veterans acrossed the country. Golf is the venue that Tee It Up For the Troops using to collect the funds and it has grown since 2005 many tournaments acrossed the country. The Ball family is truly a gift to the community and their genoursity helps many acrossed the nation. We would be lucky if every community in country had a family like this.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As the father of a soldier who served in Iraq, the brother of a 20 year veteran, and the son of a WWII/Korean veteran,I am honored to be involved with the TEE IT UP FOR THE TROOPS organization. From humble beginnings at the request of a soldeir serving in Iraq for his family and friends to do something for the soldiers and the families back home, a grass roots effort was created in 2005. In five years TIUFTT has raised over $2,000,000.00 without any national media exposure. It is the american citizen telling the veteran you are appreciated-THANK YOU.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

There has been no other veteran-oriented non-profit or charitable organization with which I have been involved, or that I am aware of, that is more dedicated and visionary than this one. The events organized are as well-run and inspirational as any I've seen. It is also among the lowest expense ratio 501(c)3 charitable organizations around which means almost all the money collected by this organization goes directly to support veteran's causes. Tee It Up For the Troops, Inc. was created in 2005 to help support the fallen and disable members of our Armed Forces and their families. The NATIONAL DAY OF GOLF was subsequently formed and has since produced hundreds of golf outings throughout the country where proceeds benefit veterans of all branches and conflicts. This organization is led by a core of dedicated veterans and volunteers. It's mission is to respect and remember the service of those that have given so freely to protect our great nation. It is guided by its charter to garner broad public and corporate support for the needs of veterans and their families through structured patriotically oriented events at both private and public golf courses; stand alone fundraising events, sponsorships and direct donations.