Putt for Passion - Athletes for Hope

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Putt for Passion

Monday, May 22, 2023

Kenwood Country Club

Bethesda, MD

12 pm Shotgun Start

6 pm Reception

Athletes for Hope’s first annual golf tournament is an afternoon to celebrate, recognize and appreciate the power of the athletic spirit in making the world a better place through community service and advocacy. We invite you to join us in person to support our organization’s efforts to educate, inspire and connect athletes to underserved communities throughout the U.S. and beyond.

Early bird access through March 1st is now open! We are accepting sponsorships, golf foursomes and single golfers. For those who do not wish to golf, please join us for our evening reception, including a speaking program, food, drink, and fun and interactive appearances from AFH Athletes.

Thank you for your support and helping us pass the passion!

Putt for Passion 2023 Event Highlights

What Your Support Will Do

Proceeds from Putt for Passion will support two of AFH’s key programs:

Since 2007, AFH University (AFH U) has educated and connected collegiate athletes to volunteer opportunities that support underserved schools and community organizations. In the Washington, D.C. area, AFH U works with hundreds of Howard, Georgetown and Bowie State University student-athletes and has partnered with local organizations such as Leveling the Playing Field, KEEN DC, Bread for the City and Children’s National

The Whole Being Athlete Program (WBAP) focuses on changing the public stigma around mental health by sharing athlete stories, creating educational content and resources, and advocating for systemic change. WBAP works closely with other best-in-class partners who are committed to the mental health space such as WETA-TV (Washington D.C. PBS station), Champs Sports, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and Morgan’s Message

Kenwood Golf and Country Club is a private club that has been in continuous existence since 1928. The clubhouse, golf course and facilities cover over 106 acres of rolling countryside.

Kenwood’s impeccable par 70 Golf Course plays to 6,126 yards from the blue tees and features outstanding greens and a scenic layout. There are four sets of tees for men, women and junior golfers.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet AFH Athletes. Food and drink will be provided.

A Special Thank You To Our Host Committee

  • Jamie Albertine
  • Cody Albrecht
  • Christin Blyumin
  • Nick Freeman
  • Max Meltzer
  • Tyler Rudy
  • Shooter Starr
  • Josh Turnley

Questions? Please email Diana Venezia at dvenezia@athletesforhope.org

About Athletes for Hope in the Greater Washington, D.C. Area

Founded in 2006 by Muhammad Ali, Mia Hamm, Andre Agassi and nine other legendary athletes, Athletes for Hope (AFH) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that educates and assists athletes in utilizing their powerful platforms to become spokespeople, advocates, and volunteers with causes and community organizations around the world. In the greater Washington, D.C. area alone, AFH has helped hundreds of professional, Olympic, Paralympic, and collegiate athletes from Bowie State University, Georgetown University, and Howard University positively impact the lives of thousands of underserved children through visits with local schools to promote physical and mental health, and through AFH-facilitated volunteer opportunities with many of our community’s most impactful partners such as Leveling the Playing Field, KEEN D.C., Bread for the City and Children’s National Hospital.