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Veterans Golf Program

In 2012, at the request of Mather VA Hospital, Marine Corps veteran Joe Neff created the Veteran’s Golf Program.  What began as a six man team is now pushing 100 participants and is open to all veterans whether male, female, disabled, injured, or ill. There is no cost for the participants, the program is 100% self-sufficient, and comprised of volunteer coaches.

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Through the generosity of individual donors and sponsoring businesses, they’ve scaled to expand their influence outside of just golf. They also provide equipment, transportation, and even housing for veterans in need. This past holiday season they provided dinners, presents, and friendly support for in need vets and their families.

The sport of golf has allowed veterans of various backgrounds and ages to gather in a nurturing atmosphere in which to train, play, and socialize with fellow vets. 

If you’re looking for healthy exercise, excellent instruction, and a chance to reconnect with fellow vets, this is your place. All skill levels are welcome, please contact:
Joe Neff, Director VGP at veteransgolfprogram@gmail.com


The Extra Mile Foundation Placing First at the Mid-Hudson Regional Business Competition

Andrew Lee and Alexandra Davis with Dr. Susan Scanlon (Assistant Dean of Marist College), Ed Bergstraesser (sponsor with AT&T), Peter Hall (sponsor with iCANny), and a representative from the office of Senator Sue Serino of New York.

Andrew Lee and Alexandra Davis with Dr. Susan Scanlon (Assistant Dean of Marist College), Ed Bergstraesser (sponsor with AT&T), Peter Hall (sponsor with iCANny), and a representative from the office of Senator Sue Serino of New York.

On April 13, 2018, Andrew Lee and Alexandra Davis represented The Extra Mile Foundation at the Mid-Hudson Regional Business Competition. Hosted at Marist College, this competition was a qualifier for top teams to advance to the New York State Business Plan Competition where the duo will spread the mission and vision to a larger audience and compete for cash prizes totaling up to $500,000.

At the Mid-Hudson Regional competition, the two competed with various innovative initiatives ranging from cheap, nutritious bento subscription boxes targeting college students to revolutionary eReaders for the visually impaired.

The Extra Mile Foundation will be using the 1st place prize of $1,000 towards marketing to increase their reach to donors to aggregate miles for veteran supporting organizations. Please give them a warm hand and share this post to spread the mission of The Extra Mile Foundation!