Their chances of catching up to their opponents were slim to none, yet Brightspot employee Yash Trivedi and his teammate, Special Olympics athlete Tyler Lagasse, hadn’t given up just yet. Down two holes going into the seventh, they were cautiously optimistic about catching up to their competition on the Stripes team.
During the two-day tournament, 51 players participated in the 7th Annual Brightspot Unified Challenge, including 18 youth from The First Tee, 12 wounded veterans, and 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the country.
June 23, 2019
Upon arriving, the group gathered at the Country Club of Fairfax for a welcome picnic where they met teammates and engaged in some friendly team building competitions.
June 24, 2019
On Monday, the participants toured D.C., where they visited the U.S. Capitol, the National Air and Space Museum, the Natural History Museum and Arlington National Cemetery, before finishing off the evening with a walking tour of the monuments.
June 25, 2019
Tuesday kicked off the two-day team match play tournament with 9-hole best ball and alternate shot rounds. At the end of the day, the Stars held a 13.5 to 10.5 point lead.
June 26, 2019
The tournament concluded Wednesday with another alternate shot round on the front nine and individual matches on the back. That evening, everybody gathered at Top Golf to celebrate.
June 27, 2019
On Thursday, golfers from The First Tee and Special Olympics visited Brightspot's headquarters to learn more about the company and explore different careers in the technology industry through hands-on activities and one-on-one employee conversations.
LPGA professionals, I.K. Kim and Jennifer Song, joined the players at Creighton Farms to offer swing advice and a few helpful chips during the competition.