October 29, 2013
Mesquite Sports & Event Complex
The Amputee Long Drive Championship features several highly accomplished Long Drivers, Golfers, and Athletes from the US and Canada as they test their abilities to become the Longest Driver in Amputee Golf.
The Amputee Long Drive Championship is a competitive Long Drive competition that is taking place at the incredible Mesquite Sports & Events Complex on October 29, 2013. The four goals for the Amputee Long Drive Championship:
- Introduce the sport of Long Drive to Wounded Warriors and other Amputees as a new rehabilitation option beyond the track, gym, or swimming pool
- Create funding to support the mission of the Jordan Thomas Foundation
- Showcase the latest brain-powered technology from Easton LaChappelle that will improve prosthetics for Wounded Warriors and other Amputees, enable MS sufferers to regain the use of their limbs, and allow paralyzed individuals to walk again.
- Create a golf-related event to feature great athletes that do not have an opportunity to participate in the Paralympics. Golf will be added to the 2016 Rio Olympics, but it will not be added to the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
Amputee Long Drive Championship
2121 E. Broadway Ave.
Maryville, TN 37804
Benefiting The Jordan Thomas Foundation
The Jordan Thomas Foundation provides children affected by limb loss with the prostheses they need throughout childhood and adolescence, and serves as a caring resource, advocate and support system for these children and their families.
At age 16 while still in the hospital after losing his legs in a boating accident, and seeing that many children would return home without the prosthetics they needed, Jordan founded the Jordan Thomas Foundation to provide prostheses for children of traumatic injury. Since that time, Jordan, and a large group of volunteers, have raised nearly $1 million - exceeding his original goal of $500,000, and now assist seven children with prostheses along with a commitment to provide for them through the age of 18, an endeavor that requires at least $80-100,000 for each child. Jordan, a senior at Rollins College, continues to actively preside over his foundation, stay in touch with each beneficiary and spearhead the annual fundraising golf tournament and low country boil dinner event. He has been awarded the National Courage Award, the International Youth in Philanthropy Award, and was named one of CNN's Top Ten Heroes for 2009. Jordan continues to speak, educate, and advocate for inclusion and for coverage of prosthetics in healthcare, and mentors other children and families of traumatic injury.
2121 E. Broadway
Maryville, TN 37804