Golfer Carl Meyer seeks to golf 100 holes on July 4th to raise funds that support our mission.
Carl Meyer celebrates America’s Independence Day on a golf course every year for his annual “100 Holes for Our Heroes” fundraiser, which benefits Hire Heroes USA. What’s unique about this event is Carl never actually plays 100 holes – he plays more… A LOT more!
In 2008, when he first started this initiative, he actually played 108 holes before calling it a day. Six years later, in 2014, it was 135 holes, and he followed that monumental achievement just a year later by playing 155. If all of those totals weren’t remarkable enough, Carl outdid himself yet again in 2016, when he played a grand total of 162 holes – it was a daylong tour of the front and back nines at Chenequa Country Club, in Wisconsin, that started at 4:50am and ended well after seven in the evening.
All of those numbers add up. In the past nine years, Carl has played 1,161 holes of golf across a total of nine single days of playtime, and he has raised over half-a-million dollars through those single-handed efforts to support the work of Hire Heroes USA.
For Carl, it’s a personal passion that combines his lifelong love of golf with his genuine interest in making a difference in the lives of men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces – men like Marine Corps veteran John Matter, recipient of three Purple Hearts and former Hire Heroes USA client, who joins Carl for a couple hours on the golf course each year.
Carl’s goal for 2017 is to double his fundraising efforts, by raising half-a-million dollars for Hire Heroes USA, just in this one year alone. This goal is reachable with your support! Please click on the links below for more information:
To donate by mail, Please print & fill out this form – mail with donation to: Hire Heroes USA, 1360 Union Hill Road, Suite 2-A, Alpharetta, GA 30004 (Attn: 100 Holes Event)
Don’t forget to follow @hireheroesusa on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook – we’ll be sharing updates on Carl now through his event on July 4th!
Read more about Carl in our blog