PROGRAMS & EVENTS
WHAT PROGRAMS DO WE HAVE?
Veteran Family Relief and Assistance
When our Veterans or their loved ones encounter hardships, we seek to provide support through these challenging moments. Lending a helping hand during a hard time can lend a ray of hope through life’s trials and tribulations.
Flight Scholarship Program
The “GUNS” Garin Memorial Foundation flight scholarship program serves to inspire and empower youth to pursue a career in aviation. We are committed to providing aid for youth within the Carolinas through scholarship and grant opportunities.
Annual Golf Tournament Featuring Michael Thompson
Our culminating event every year is the “GUNS” Garin Memorial Golf Tournament and Auction hosted by PGA Tour Player Michael Thompson. Our third annual event will be occurring on October 17th, 2022 at Fort Jackson Golf Club.
Veteran Mental Health Initiative
Guns Garin Memorial Foundation is committed to standing with our veterans on a daily basis. 1 in 3 veterans is actively dealing with a known mental health issue, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and TBI.
GGMF is committed to raise $100K through 2023 to help provide 120 hours each month for in-person and group therapy for veterans in need of assistance with their mental health.
Local Education and Outreach
The “GUNS” Garin Memorial Foundation has the unique opportunity to support veteran families and sponsor aviation development in partnership with PGA professional Michael Thompson. Michael helps develop these opportunities for our foundation by hosting the annual golf tournament and auction, this serves as a catalyst for veterans and their families to connect with our foundation.