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At Operation New Hope, we have always been in the business of giving people second chances through reconnecting them with the workforce and their families. In golf, the practice of granting a mulligan is a kind and humane gesture to make good on an otherwise woeful shot – an opportunity to correct. This practice of granting others second chances, or – mulligans – inspired our 1st Annual Mulligans for Hope Charity Golf Tournament.
Funds raised during this tournament will be used to provide workforce training, mental health services, and job placement for people affected by the criminal justice system. This funding will allow ONH to expand our Ready4Release and Ready4Work programs to additional locations around the state as well as investing in innovation to upgrade technology services and deliver more training.
To continue advancing our successful reentry programming and services, we rely on the help of donors like the Fraternal Order of Police to invest in our strategic expansion and technology upgrades. Founded in 1915, the FOP has grown into the largest professional police organization in the United States with over 325,000 members and growing! The FOP seeks to bring the highest quality of life to its members and the community by pushing for fair working conditions and salaries as well as by supporting charitable organizations and projects like Mulligans for Hope.
“When we heard about the Mulligans for Hope charity golf tournament, it caught our attention quickly. It is truly stuff like this that helps to make a difference in our community. We are honored to be a small part of helping your organization’s mission,” said Steve Zona, President of FOP 5-30 Lodge.
Bobby Deal, Chairman of FOP Foundation, added that “wraparound services offered by Operation New Hope are the best chance of success. The old adage of ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ applies here as well. Bringing all the best service providers together and offering a package is the best option. We believe and support Operation New Hope’s business model and are excited to be part of the solution.”
We are extremely honored to receive this support from the FOP and can’t wait to see what this will do for our community! The Mulligans for Hope Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, October 25th at the Atlantic Beach Country Club. If you are interested in helping us Support Second Chances, click here to learn more about sponsor opportunities!