From the PGA
17 PGA of America Golf Professionals to Run in TCS New York City Marathon for PGA REACH
Runners crossing the bridge during the TCS New York City Marathon. (Photo: Scott McDermott, nyrr.org)
The 2023 PGA REACH team of 17 PGA of America Golf Professionals from across the country will run the full marathon while raising awareness for PGA REACH throughout their training leading up to the race. Their goal is to raise $150,000 collectively, which will help support the mission of PGA REACH to positively impact the lives of youth, Veterans and diverse populations through the game of golf.
In the last six years as an Official Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon, PGA REACH has raised more than $255,000 in support of its programming, including PGA Jr. League, PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), PGA WORKS and PGA Places to Play. PGA REACH will be among 550 official charity partners providing thousands of runners with an opportunity to run in the world’s most popular marathon.
Since its inception in 2006, the TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program has raised more than $460 million for more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations across the globe. Before the start of the official program, the Marathon had served as an outlet for individual philanthropic runners since the 1980s.
“We are very proud to support the PGA REACH team again this year as an Official Charity Partner. Their efforts have helped communities across the country as they raise funds to positively impact lives through the game of golf,” says Christine Burke, Senior VP of Strategic Partnerships, NYRR. “The TCS New York City Marathon serves as one of the world’s largest fundraising platforms supporting hundreds of charities and philanthropic efforts.”
- Janet Allen, PGA
PGA of America Reserve Member - Winter Garden, Fla.
- Erick Arbé, PGA
Founder, Arbé Digital - Greenville, S.C.
- Maddy Belden, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional, Salem Country Club - Holden, Mass.
- Eric Dye, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional, Dallas Athletic Club - Addison, Texas
- Jason Epstein, PGA
Director of Golf & Athletics, Congressional Country Club - Potomac, Md.
- Aaron Fusiek, PGA
Director of Player Development, Carrollwood Country Club - Wesley Chapel, Fla.
- Jon Husby, PGA
Principal Program & Internship Coordinator, University of Colorado Colorado Springs PGA Golf Management Program - Woodland Park, Colo.
- Nathan Kalin, PGA
PGA Director of Golf, Fremont Golf Club - Valley, Neb.
- Scott McDonald, PGA
CEO, Rypstick Golf - Alexandria, Minn.
- Adam Morrison, PGA
Head Golf Professional, Diamond Run Golf Club - Moaca, Pa.
- Donald Pawloski, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional, Lakeside Golf Club - Sherman Oaks, Calif.
- Chris Richards, PGA
Head Golf Professional, Soldier Hollow Golf Course at Wasatch Mountain State Park - Coalville, Utah
- Mike Smith, PGA
Player Engagement Consultant, PGA of America - Morristown, N.J.
- Henry Stetina, PGA
PGA Golf Management Director of Player Development, New Mexico State University - Las Cruces, N.M.
- Joe Sutter, PGA
Director of Golf, Quarry Oaks Golf Club - Elkhorn, Neb.
- Jake Van Fleet, PGA
Lead Assistant Golf Professional, Skokie Country Club - Glencoe, Ill.
- Aaron Waltz, PGA
VP of Sales, Uneekor, Inc. - Canadian Lakes, MI