UA Adaptive Athletics Program to launch first adaptive golf program in U.S.
The University of Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz., February 11, 2019 - The University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics Program is hosting the Inaugural TeeItUp Shootout, their first golf tournament, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Sewailo Golf Club to help raise money to create the first adaptive golf program in the U.S.
"Our goal is to provide top-level education and sport experiences for any athlete with a physical disability. Golf has a rich history in Tucson and at the University of Arizona, so we have a good foundation and support system to create an adaptive golf program," said Peter Hughes, UA Adaptive Athletics director. "Adaptive golf is played by amputees, people with spinal cord injuries and individuals who are visually impaired."
UA Adaptive Athletics is collaborating with TeeItUp, a local organization that promotes adaptive golf throughout the U.S., to organize the event. TeeItUp Managing Partner Jon Moore says a goal of TeeItUp is "to help grow the game of golf by offering golf related education and opportunities to disabled veterans, sight impaired and disadvantaged women and youth."