Playing unified at the Perfect Sense Pro-Am
As Camron Sandoz’s final putt dropped on the 18th hole of the Perfect Sense Pro-Am, he turned to his playing partner, PGA professional Arjun Atwal, and handed him a gift to commemorate the round — his gold medal from the 2015 Special Olympics Louisiana State Golf Tournament.
Humbly, Atwal said that he could not accept the medal, but Sandoz insisted, declaring, “Don’t worry, I’ll win another one next year!”
In its third year as the title sponsor of the Perfect Sense Pro-Am at the Quicken Loans National, Perfect Sense once again brought together a collection of golfers from Special Olympics, The First Tee and Feherty’s Troops First Foundation. These golfers were paired with a Perfect Sense partner and a PGA TOUR professional to comprise the unique fivesomes that took to the course. Coming from different walks of life and many having overcome considerable odds, these golfers inspired all of their teammates and the spectators that walked the course Monday afternoon.
Isabel Gonzalez from The First Tee of Raritan Valley and J.T. Moore from The First Tee of Greater Washington, D.C., had the special opportunity to play alongside three-year PGA TOUR pro and The First Tee alum Scott Langley.
“Playing with a pro like Scott, who was in our shoes just a few years ago, was really inspiring,” reflected Moore “Seeing how much he has accomplished gives me confidence that I can reach that level and fulfill my dreams.”
For the past three years, the Perfect Sense Pro-Am has showcased the values of opportunity and inclusion. Uniting wounded service members, individuals with intellectual disabilities and teenage golfers, Perfect Sense has created an annual event that highlights their remarkable talents and turns the spotlight on individuals who are too often overlooked.
As David Curtin, a three-time participant from Special Olympics Virginia, beautifully reflected, “For the Special Olympics athletes and Troops First guys, this week shows that we’re not limited by our disabilities. We’ve proven that we can do anything and overcome any obstacle put in our way.”
Founded in 2008 by technology executives David Gang and Lisa Beaudoin, Perfect Sense is the developer of Brightspot, the one digital publishing platform that delivers the exact outcome your company needs, while providing you the agility to quickly adjust to the changing landscape. Brightspot powers more than 2,000 websites at companies like Walmart, Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Univision, Politico, U.S. News, Scripps Networks and Special Olympics.