“I would like to give a HUGE shout-out to Coach Hodges and Coach Ocaly. For the past 3 years I have witnessed the growth of this program. SwingPals encourages students to try something new, believe in themselves, and work hard for what they want. I am truly thankful for SwingPals!” - Corine Thompson Health/Physical Education, Lowe's Grove Magnet Middle School
Doug Hodges, PGA
Executive Director & Founder
“Every day I come to work, I feel so very fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute my time and effort to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. Thank you.”
Director of Golf Programs and Community Liaison
"I consider myself blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of the SwingPals efforts to positively impact the lives of the kids and families that we serve. I am excited to come to work every day because I cherish the opportunity to serve the community and to help create a fun and safe environment where kids facing adversity can come and flourish."
"Above and beyond any other sport, golf encourages proper etiquette, integrity, maturity, and countless other qualities that carry over into everyday life. The lessons that I learned as a young golfer myself played a significant role in my own development. SwingPals gives me the chance to offer the same incredible benefits I gained from this sport to kids at an age and in a community where these lessons could have an enormous impact."
"I am passionate about making positive change in our community and I am proud to be part of an organization with that same focus. Testimonials from parents, principals, and students themselves repeatedly attest that our program is creating positive outcomes for the at-risk children we serve. Every day I'm excited to be a part of a great team and to make a difference in our community."