TIU4ALL JOINS OTHER NONPROFITS TO EXPAND THEIR SUPPORT OF ADMIRABLE CAUSES

September 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tucson, AZ – Under the banner, Invisible Shield, several select nonprofits have formed a strategic alliance to provide increased support and exposure to the critical causes that match with their missions. The Heart of a Lion John Daly – Major Ed Foundation, the Patriot Golf Foundation, the Uncommon Grit Foundation, and TIU4ALL comprise the founding organizations of Invisible Shield. 

“Invisible Shield is based on the definition of invisible as ‘someone or something that cannot be seen’, and shield as ‘one that protects or defends’”, states Chick Linski, President of the John Daly – Major Ed Foundation and one of the drivers behind this collaborative effort. “The term ‘Invisible Shield’ was coined during a conversation with Darren McBurnett, US Navy SEAL (Ret), leader of the Uncommon Grit Foundation. We feel that we are providing the recipients of our missions with a sense of protection from their personal challenges by providing valuable resources, support, and opportunities. Each of the foundations involved want our benefactors to be the focal point of our efforts, not the organizations per se.”   

Heart of a Lion is a new foundation formed by 2-time Major Winner John Daly and Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.). Both John and Major Ed have a long history of giving back to others less fortunate including the Boys & Girls Club, St Jude’s Hospital and several notable foundations and charities supporting our wounded Veterans and their families. 

The Patriot Golf Foundation provides both resources and access to military veterans through its national Patriot Golf Schools. According to Ted Simons, Executive Director, “The game of golf has proven to be therapeutic for veterans suffering from PTSD, physical, mental, and emotional challenges as the result of their service. Each golf school includes veterans at no cost to learn, play, and socialize with the sponsors for the day.” Proceeds from the golf schools are shared with qualified foundations that support military veterans and their families. 

Uncommon Grit Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness and increase community support for military, first responders, and their families. Darren McBurnett,leads Uncommon Grit as an extension of The Bone Frog Open; a golf, entertainment, and social event that honors fallen U.S. Navy SEALs. The Bone Frog Open is about awareness, remembrance, patriotism, camaraderie, and fun and a way to thank our military and first responder men and women for being the ones that run toward danger, not away from it.

TIU4ALL (Tee It Up 4 All) provides resources, access, support, and equipment for adaptive golfers in the U.S. As with all the members of Invisible Shield, TIU4ALL brings ‘the healing power of golf’ to disabled military veterans, first responders, and the general population that will benefit from participating in golf. Access to adaptive equipment, instruction, and tournaments are key elements which benefit from TIU4ALL. In addition, Jon Moore, Director of TIU4ALL, directs the adaptive golf program at the University of Arizona, the first adaptive golf program in collegiate sports.

Future collaborations, events, and opportunities between the foundations will be announced soon. 

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Media contact;

Stephen Hughes

Marketing and Media Director

TIU4ALL

media@tiu4all.org

For additional information on each of the INVISIBLE SHIELD organizations, please visit:

HEART of a LION” John Daly – Major Ed Foundation     www.jdme.org

UNCOMMON GRIT FOUNDATION     www.uncommongritfoundation.org

PATRIOT GOLF FOUNDATION     www.patriotgolffoundation.com

TIU4ALL     www.tiu4all.org

Linked In Profiles:

Maj. Ed Pulido:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ed-pulido-b019629/

Darren McBurnett:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmcburnett/ 

Chick Linski:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/chick-linski-6662035a/

Ted Simons:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ted-simons-80ab9a3/

Jon Moore:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/diamanteglobal/

New E6 Analytics just released.

E6Golfers,Introducing the all new Scorecard, Statistics, and Advanced Analytics features to portal.e6golf.comWe invite E6Golfers to experience these new data visualization features to help better understand their games. The Scorecard and Statistics features update in real time – so log in during your round and enhance your virtual golf round with a true second screen experience. These features will be included with the E6 CONNECT Standard license.SCORECARDThis provides a statistical overview of your round hole-by-hole. Includes analytics like: Fairways Hit, Sand Save, Greens in Regulation, Putts, Mulligans Taken, and Penalties.STATISTICSGraphical Representation of your Round Performance versus your Historical Performance Colored portion of the donut graph represents the round, the darker portion represents your total performance of recorded E6 CONNECT Rounds.Check it Out!ADVANCED ANALYTICS With Advanced Analytics users can load round history and visualize performance hole by hole, with a Top Down View. This will work for Driving Range Sessions or Course Play. Advanced Analytics for E6 CONNECT is designed for players who want to “deep-dive” into their shot data and look at trends over time.Advanced Analytics was developed with Gungho Golf.Check it Out!

Great article by one of our good friends and fellow vision impaired golfer, Jeremy Poincenot.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/community-voices-project/story/2020-07-16/commentary-what-if-we-celebrate-independence-too-much

Brendan Lawlor ready to make ‘huge step forward’ on Tour debut

https://www.independent.ie/sport/golf/brendan-lawlor-ready-to-make-huge-step-forward-on-tour-debut-39479094.html

Brendan Lawlor is used to breaking new ground on the fairways and this week the Dundalk man will take another giant step on his remarkable journey when he becomes the first disability golfer to play in a European Tour event.

The Co Louth man (23) has a rare condition called Ellis-van Creveld syndrome, characterised by shorter stature and shorter limbs.

But that hasn’t stopped him turning professional and joining Ryder Cup player Tyrrell Hatton and LPGA Tour star Leona Maguire in Niall Horan’s Modest! Golf stable, earning an invitation to compete against Major winners Danny Willett and Martin Kaymer in the ISPS HANDA UK Championship at The Belfry this week.

“It’s just crazy,” said Lawlor, who is supported by Carton House, American Golf and adidas and yesterday became the first disability golfer to sign a professional club contract with TaylorMade.

“This week is a huge step forward for the inclusion of disability golfers in the game. I am not expecting to win the tournament but if I put two solid rounds together, which I know I can, I hope I will not be too far away from the cut line. It’s a massive ask but I love competing. I love to set goals and if you don’t set your goals as high as you can, sure where would you be?”

Ranked fourth in the world rankings for disability golf, Lawlor played in the Challenge Tour’s ISPS HANDA World Invitational Men|Women at Galgorm Castle last August, carding rounds of 78 and 74 to miss the cut.

“ISPS HANDA asked be to an ambassador and I was delighted they extended me an invitation this week to help promote the power of sport for everyone,” said Brendan, who turned professional late last year and joined Tiger Woods and Ernie Els in helping promote disabled golf at last year’s Presidents Cup.

Now he’s got a chance to compete against some of the game’s superstars with Lee Westwood and Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Niall Kearney also in the field.

“I always had the mentality to play at the highest level I could,” added Brendan, who has been paired with England’s Richard McEvoy and Denmark’s Jeff Winther for the first two rounds.

Confidence

“I played Senior Cup and Barton Shield for Dundalk against very good players. I might not beat the Caolan Raffertys of the world, but if you are competing close to their level, it gives you confidence.”

He’s no stranger to pressure, teeing it up in disability events played alongside the 2018 ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf and last year’s Scottish Open, KPMG Trophy and DP World Tour Championship.

“Those were integration events where disability golfers had their own event within the event,” he explained. “This is a bit of added pressure, to be actually competing against these guys. I am not here to win but enjoy it and hopefully people will watch me and take inspiration from it.”

Modest! Golf’s Mark McDonnell is simply inspired by Lawlor’s attitude to life.

“Signing Brendan is probably one of the most rewarding things we have done as a business,” McDonnell said. “He’s a trailblazer in every way. It’s not about what he scores this week but about giving hope to people out there who might not play sport because they are embarrassed to or they have a disability and don’t feel they’re welcome.

“If he can help people get into sport and help their mental health, he feels he’s doing a good job.”

Courtesy of the Irish Independent

We now have SoloRiders available for adaptive athletes!!

Starting Monday Aug 10th, you will find the whole SoloRider lineup on our website for adaptive athletes and golf courses who want to comply with ADA and also increase your cart revenue. SoloRiders have proven that you can decrease your pace of play by as much as 35%. We have consumer financing and commercial lease financing as well as fleet financing for golf facilities.

Solorider Game Changer, Life Changer

Computers4ALL

TIU4All is instituting a program to benefit our adaptive/at risk kids, adaptive veterans, and first responders who are in need of web enabled devices to continue their education as it’s now apparent that “in person” learning is not going to happen in this calendar year in the state of Arizona.  This is a program that is specifically for those who are continuing their education, not a recreational device and we have strict protocols to ensure they are going to those who truly need it.

So what we’re doing is to ask that anyone who has a laptop or mobile tablet device they’re not using or has been relegated to the office closet, to gift it to this cause.  As many of you know, we have the capability in house to make sure your information will remain safe as we will wipe every hard drive, refurbish the unit, and ensure that the device capabilities meet these students requirements.  We will refurb the units at our own cost and will provide each recipient 1 TB of online storage, at no cost, as well.  If you’re not comfortable with backing up your unit, we will be happy to provide a USB thumb drive with your hard drive contents at no charge to you before we wipe it if you will give us a return address for the drive. We will accept Windows, Mac, Fire, Google, Android or iOS devices in this effort.  

If you have old modems or cable routers, they are needed as well.  We stock cables and power adaptors in house as a normal procedure.  

We have received an accommodation from Cox Cable in Southern Arizona to provide internet service to those who can’t afford it.  We are working on a satellite access program for those who are outside of normal cable or fiber networks.

This is about the education of our beneficiaries and the advancement of education and the growth of golf.  Help us make a difference in making the game and the education of those who need life goals, a reality.  We appreciate your gift and commitment and by all means share this with your contacts and on social media.  We need your help and thank you in advance for your support!


All devices should be sent to:

TIU4ALL c/o Teeitup Enterprises LLC

7090 N Oracle Rd #178-181,

Tucson, AZ 85704

(702) 620-4266