Public, Society Benefit

TEE IT UP FOR THE TROOPS

Divots can be replaced. Freedom cannot.

Burnsville, MN   |  www.teeitupforthetroops.org

Mission

To honor, respect, remember, and support all those who serve(d) in the armed forces for our great nation.

Ruling year info

2006

Principal Officer

Tim Wegscheid

Main address

515 W Travelers Trl

Burnsville, MN 55337 USA

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EIN

20-2974507

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (L12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (F12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our REUNION program reunites combat veterans with those they served with. Mental health professionals have touted the benefits of reuniting combat veterans with their comrades to discuss their days of service, injuries and post military struggles. They still want to support each other, and the bonds forged in war serve to help them survive after returning home. The game of golf serves at the backdrop for our REUNION program as well as for 95% of our fundraising activities. Studies have shown that golf is more than just a game for combat veterans. It provides physical and psychological benefits which help them transition from the battlefront to the homefront.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Reunion

In 2012, Tee It Up for the Troops launched a new veterans outreach initiative entitled “REUNION.” The concept of this unique program is to reunite combat veterans to help them transition from the battlefront to the homefront. This includes help for the hidden wounds of war like anxiety, depression, isolation and suicide. Mental health professionals have touted the benefits of reuniting combat veterans with their comrades to discuss their days of service, injuries and post military struggles. They still want to support each other, and the bonds forged in war serve to help them survive after returning home. The game of golf serves at the backdrop for this REUNION and provides additional physical and psychological benefits. Throughout REUNION, participants and their caregivers enjoy therapeutic time on the golf course with their comrades and also participate in a variety of breakout sessions to share triumphs, challenges and the latest updates on available support networks and services and gain access to counseling support for employment, substance abuse, PTS and other valued services. Also, activities specifically designed for warrior caregivers provide support, idea sharing and discussions on various services available for their own well-being as well as their warriors.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Caregivers

Where we work

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Increase the number of veterans and their families that we can help to heal, transition, grow and thrive on the homefront. Reunite more combat veterans and save lives. Facilitate more golf fundraising events and involve more veterans in the events. Focus our fund raising efforts toward an immediate impact for veterans and their families, targeting our efforts across the most pressing areas of need (physical, psychological and emotional) – with priority emphasis in supporting PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury treatment, suicide prevention, golf & sports rehabilitation, employment, housing & homelessness, and family & caregiver support.

Using golf fundraising events as our primary tool, we honor, remember, respect, and support all who serve(d) in the Armed Forces. We do this by providing event coordination support to empower local chapters and volunteers to host fundraising events; provide grants that impact not only veterans but their families also; support organizations that are providing critically needed services for veterans and their families; and maintain our governance of less than 5% of our proceeds goes to administrative expenses.

The national office assists with business development, sponsors, operations, event management, veteran outreach, finance, grants, marketing, and communications. However, we rely on the support of many volunteers, sponsors, golf courses, and partners throughout the U.S.A. to help us accomplish our mission.

Less than 5% goes to organizational overhead. Audits and financial reports are maintained for each event. Board meetings are held every quarter to check on financials, needs, etc. Reviews and comparisons are evaluated to improve business practices.

Tee It Up for the Troops has donated over $10 million since 2005 in support of treatment of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury, housing & homelessness, suicide prevention, employment, family and caregiver support, and sports rehabilitation for veterans. We have also reunited more than 300 combat veterans through our REUNION outreach program.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 4/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tom Groom

HealthNexus

Term: 2017 - 2020

Joseph Tessmer

US Bank

Jeff Anderson

RE/MAX Results

John Kline

Ret COL, USMC and US House of Representatives

Ronald Schutz

Robins Kaplan LLP

Terry Branham

Ret COL, US Army

Liz Dapp

NewStory

Jeff Morgan

CEO, Club Managers Association of America

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

Veteran Support Golf