Veteran Jesse Williams attempts to sink a putt during the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am

Our Story

Since 2011, Brightspot has used the game of golf to bring together diverse groups of teenagers, veterans and people with intellectual disabilities to inspire each other on and off the golf course through their perseverance, joy, and courage.

I went into this as not only a wounded veteran, but also as a father of a child with special needs. The love and support that people showed me was incredible. It was amazing listening to people’s stories and realizing that there are so many opportunities out there for my daughter. I was moved to tears more than once with joy and pride.
Adam Jennings, Sergeant, United States Marine Corps
Adam Jennings, Sergeant, United States Marine Corps
I haven’t stopped talking about Monday. I’ve told everyone that it was literally one of the best days of my life – inspired and humbled by playing with a decorated veteran, Special Olympian and First Tee graduate.
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Ben Deutsch, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The Coca-Cola Company
I intend to study computer science in college, so having the opportunity to meet with website and app developers was really valuable. Talking one-on-one with an engineer and having him answer my questions gave me insight into what to expect as I head into my senior year of high school.
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Casey Lindo, The First Tee of Charlotte
Playing with a pro like Scott Langley, who was in our shoes just a few years ago, was really inspiring. Seeing how much he has accomplished gives me confidence that I can reach that level and fulfill my dreams.
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J.T. Moore, The First Tee of Greater Washington D.C.

An Unforgettable & Unique Week

Brightspot has teamed up with Special Olympics, The First Tee, and Feherty's Troops First Foundation to unite teammates from diverse backgrounds.

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