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

President & Executive Director

Tim Wegscheid

Main address

515 W Travelers Trl

Burnsville, MN 55337 USA

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EIN

20-2974507

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

Tee It Up for the Troops supports programs that deliver critical services to help veterans transition from the battlefront to the home front. When a member of the military comes home, they face a variety of challenges. Unfortunately, many of those challenges are connected and spread into other parts of their life. Addressing one area many times isn’t enough. That’s why Tee It Up for the Troops has six pillars of support. By offering support for all these critical areas of need, we work to provide comprehensive assistance for veterans in all areas of their life. This support for our American heroes helps them get back on course and gives them the best chance of success once they’ve come home.

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

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of veterans with PTSD served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel

Related Program

Reunion

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Tee It Up for the Troops desires to grow our mission to honor, remember, respect, and support all those who serve(d) in the United States Armed Forces through expansion and improvement in our current core areas – golf events and the Reunion program.

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 10% of our proceeds going to administrative expenses. We focus our grant disbursement on PTSD/TBI treatment, Family and Caregiver Support, Employment, Housing/Homelessness, Suicide prevention, and Sport Rehabilitation for combat veterans.

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.

Tee It Up for the Troops has donated over $11 million since 2005 in support of the 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 400 combat veterans through our REUNION outreach program.

Financials

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Operations

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Board of directors
as of 9/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tom Groom

HealthNexus

Term: 2017 - 2022

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

Jen Tregarthen

Lockton Companies

Jeff Monssen

USMC, Ret Sgt Maj; StartGuides

Tim Wegscheid

President Tee It Up for the Troops

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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