Leroy Petry stood over his ball in the tee box at Congressional Country Club’s first hole, lining up his first shot using a grasping device attached to his right arm. Sergeant Petry, a Medal of Honor recipient, had lost the arm during a 2008 battle in Afghanistan, while saving the lives of his fellow Army Rangers.
Expanding on the success of the inaugural year, Brightspot welcomed youth golfers from The First Tee, wounded veterans, Special Olympians, and clients from around the country to take part on it's second annual Congressional Pro-Am.
June 22, 2014
Upon arrival on Sunday, the memorable week kicked off with a welcome dinner and a series of team-building exercises.
June 23, 2014
On Tuesday, 18 youth golfers from The First Tee, 10 top-ranked golfers from Special Olympics, and 6 wounded veterans from Feherty’s Troops First Foundation competed alongside PGA TOUR professionals like Jordan Spieth, at Congressional Country Club.
June 24, 2014
On Tuesday morning, The First Tee golfers arrived at Brightspot's offices eager to learn more about the company’s work and different career opportunities. Later in the day, the group traveled into D.C to sightsee and visit the Newseum.
June 25, 2014
Wednesday saw the golfers return to the course, playing a round at the Country Club of Fairfax. That evening, they returned to D.C. to visit a variety of American landmarks and monuments at sunset.
June 26, 2014
On the last day, the First Tee golfers watched the pros they had played with earlier in the week compete in the first round of the Quicken Loans National. While at the course, they received a behind-the-scenes tour, learning the ins and outs that go in to bringing the event to life.