On a picturesque June afternoon at Country Club of Fairfax, Dillon Behr, a retired Green Beret and Purple Heart recipient, and his teammate, Nicholas Dimitroff, a rising sophomore from The First Tee of Northwest Florida, traded shots down the closing holes of the Brightspot Unified Challenge, looking to avenge a loss from their first match.
With 42 participants from around the country competing in this year’s tournament, Brightspot continues to provide a unique opportunity for these golfers to compete at some of the top courses in our nation’s capital, as well as connect off the course through a variety of different learning experiences.
June 25, 2017
The week officially kicked off when the teammates came together for a celebratory welcome picnic on Sunday evening.
June 26, 2017
Marking the start of the 2017 Quicken Loans National, the golfers took to the course on Monday to compete in the Brightspot Pro-Am at TPC Potomac in Bethesda, MD.
June 27, 2017
On Tuesday morning, golfers from Special Olympics and The First Tee arrived at Brightspot headquarters for an inside look at how the company works, the software it builds, and the people that bring it to life. Later that day, the group headed to downtown DC to tour the Smithsonian museums and monuments.
June 28, 2017
On Wednesday, the teams played a Ryder Cup-style team event at Country Club of Fairfax.
June 29, 2017
Before departing on Thursday evening, the golfers attended the first round of the Quicken Loans National.