Disabled Vets Will Soon Participate in Unique Rehabilitation Program

June 12, 2013 Updated Jun 12, 2013 at 11:07 AM EDT

By Mitch Simon

June 12, 2013 Updated Jun 12, 2013 at 11:07 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Disabled military veterans will soon participate in a unique rehabilitation program thanks to a new partnership.

More than a dozens veterans will hit the Grover Cleveland Golf Course for five weeks this summer to enhance their mental, physical, social, and emotional well-being.

This comes as part of a partnership between Erie County, the PGA of Western New York, and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

The goal of the "Hope" program, which stands for Helping our Patriots Everywhere," is to further enhance the healing process.

"That's what PGA Hope is all about," said Steve Jubb, Director of Charities for the PGA of America. "Taking a simple game such as golf and using it to change lives and improve the lives of our disabled veterans around the country."

The program's concept dates back to WW1. 12 to 15 veterans will be a part of the five-week course this year.

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