The EAGA was incorporated in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in February, 1987 and is a non-profit,non-partisan, and non-sectarian, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It comprises the following states: ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE, MD, VA, WV, & DC; however, our members are from all over the world including a total of 42 states. The EAGA mission is to assist in the rehabilitation of amputees and provide for their general welfare, both physical and psychological, through the medium of golf and its associated activities.
Amputee Membership is open to any individual who has experienced the loss of one or more extremities at a major joint due to amputation or birth defect. Those with other types of amputation are considered for membership on an individual basis.
Associate Membership is available to all non-amputees who are interested in our activities and support the work of the association.
Life Membership is also available to anyone interested. The EAGA membership has grown and expanded each year to where we are now close to 900 members.
The EAGA provides yearly College Scholarships to qualified applicants who are amputee members and/or family members. The EAGA has been able to provide this Scholarship because of the fund raising success of our yearly tournaments and other events and the generosity of our members and friends. The EAGA provides "Instructional Golf Videos" for People with Disabilities. These videos are free of charge to our members and are available through the EAGA office.
The EAGA conducts 7-two day tournaments and 6-one day outings and scrambles, plus conducting 22 NAGA “First Swing” Seminars & 24 "Learn to Golf" clinics in our East Region. The EAGA hopes to attract more amputees to experience the fun and excitement of this wonderful game. Through the valiant efforts of our membership, we are beginning to gain more media attention in the hopes of reaching as many amputees as possible and introducing them to golf and the EAGA.
The EAGA had a good year in 2012 with 853 paid members despite the tough economic times. Many thanks to our 306 Life Members for their continued great support. Thanks to all our amputee and associate members who continue every year their support of our organization. Our 2013 Annual Membership Dues continues to be $15.00 for both Amputee and Associate Memberships. Life Memberships are available at a one-time fee of $200.00.
An EAGA membership includes:
EAGA Membership Card, EAGA Bag Tag, Membership Directory, Financial Report, Constitution, and Bylaws, Annual “EAGA GOLFERS” Magazine, Free Rental of Golf Instruction Videos for people with disabilities, Scholarship Application for Amputee and/or Family Member, Playing Privileges in all EAGA Sponsored Tournaments, and Voting Privileges (amputee only).
To join the Eastern Amputee Golf Association, please print out our Online Membership Application. If you prefer, call our office at 610-867-9295 for an application envelope and/or send an e-mail advising your address and phone number and we will forward the application. Many Thanks to the 65 new Amputee members and 56 new Associate members who joined the EAGA in 2012. We greatly appreciate your keen interest and wonderful support. We are also pleased to have 98 Wounded Warrior Members in 2012.
EAGA Constitution and Bylaws
These documents are available to all members by calling the EAGA office at 610-867-9295.
Milas Rose Memorial Fund
In 2007, the EAGA lost a wonderful member and friend in Milas Rose of Centreville, VA. Milas was a relative newcomer to the EAGA. He had been diagnosed with cancer and had a right hemipelvectomy. He was relieved to know that he would be able to return to golf - one of his life’s passions. In the beginning, he used a single rider golf cart and participated at 2004 Combo Classic at Twin Lakes GC in Clifton, VA and the Eastern Regional at Bethpage State Park on Long Island. Milas also played in the Northeastern Amputee Classic at CC of Woodloch Springs in Hawley, PA. In 2006, he played in the Combo Classic with his new prosthetic leg. This
would be his last event as he was unable to shake the cancer. Milas’s widow, Joanne wished to do something in his memory. So the Milas Rose Memorial Fund was born to help his fellow Military veterans by establishing complimentary memberships to the EAGA for any wounded amputee soldier returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. EAGA Memberships are available to any amputee soldier who attends our NAGA “First Swing/Learn to Golf” Clinics with Disabled Sports/USA & Warfighter Sports Program. Memberships are also available to any amputee soldiers that are recommended by our EAGA Members and Friends. In 2012, 98 Wounded Warriors received EAGA Memberships as well as complimentary memberships to the National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA). Thanks to all those who donated to the Fund for their generosity and support of our Military men and women. In 2013 we will continue to offer the Milas Rose Memorial Fund. You can contribute to the Fund through your EAGA Membership Application or EAGA Tournament Entry Form.
National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA) Membership
Please contact Kenny Green – Executive Director at the NAGA Office located in Smyrna,TN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-967-4555 for NAGA Membership Information. You may also check out their Web Site at www.nagagolf.com. The EAGA encourage all its members to belong to the NAGA. They helped the EAGA gets its start 28 years ago.
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