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WHY WE DO THE DIABLO!

A LOT MORE THEN JUST A GREAT DAY OF GOLF...

OVER $100K RAISED!

Restores ∙ Empowers ∙ Renews

The Diablo Golf Classic is in it's 10th year and we have made it our mission to give back to our service members who watch over this great country of ours and allow us to do events like this.  Our 10th Anniversary Year is no different.  We will be donating 100% of our fundraising efforts to our good friends at Lone Survivor Foundation, based in Houston, TX.  

ABOUT LONE SURVIVOR FOUNDATION

Restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness and therapeutic support.

 

THE NEED

Overseas deployments and combat action can take a serious toll on everyone involved - from the men and women on the front lines, to the friends and families who wait patiently for their loved ones to return home. America’s Armed Forces are asked to perform at exceptionally high standards in the most demanding circumstances, and that service demands incredible sacrifice, dedication, and in some cases debilitating personal
transformation. Transitioning to post-military life, whether wounded in combat or simply adjusting to the civilian sector, can often cause difficulty for the service member and his or her family. The unfortunate reality for many military families is that life changes after the service member returns home and the effects of their experiences begin to manifest in negative ways. In short, the normalcy of life prior to their service may have been lost forever.

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LSF PROGRAM

Lone Survivor Foundation is here to help America's wounded service members and their families adjust to the effects of their experiences and help them transition into what may be looked at as their new normal – providing an understanding and acceptance of who they are as a person, a family, and a community.

LSF provides support to service members/veterans and families from all military branches who are challenged with injuries such as:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS)
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

These painful injuries have devastating effects on the individual as well as their family.  LSF’s goal is to support both the individual and the family through education, coping skills and reducing symptoms of stress. To that end, LSF conducts retreats with a focus on wellness and therapeutic support. Retreats are conducted year-round over a five-day period at scenic facilities, allowing ample opportunity for the healing effect of nature and relaxation. We host various types of retreats to meet the specific needs of the populations we serve, with the goal of introducing tools for moving forward successfully.

Our retreat types include:

  • Individuals
  • Service Members
  • Care Partners
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Couples
  • Families

Our retreats emphasize the use of Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) using the EAGALA model, neurofeedback, combat trauma specific yoga, and other cutting edge modalities geared toward improving quality of life. We empower our retreat attendees with the skills and resources necessary to create a plan for their continued recovery after the retreat.  Through our referral network, we can connect them to organizations and providers in their local area who can assist them in continuing the therapeutic treatments they have selected to pursue. Through the plan they created and the resources we provide, the retreat attendee will be able to take ownership of their healing process. Individuals are welcome to come back for a Couples Retreat, followed by a Family Retreat (usually 6-18 months apart), depending on their individual needs and progress. All of these services are provided at no cost to the service members or their families through the generous support of donors and sponsors, and through fundraising events around the country.