Welcome to Long Drive for Heroes
LD4H Stands for PTSD
Longer Drives for Longer Lives
The mission of Long Drive for Heroes is to connect our Professional/Veteran Long Drive Competitors to golf with local communities. While open to raising money for other charities our partnership is with the John Daly and Major Edward Pulido Foundation (Heart of a Lion) and our long time partner The Folds of Honor Foundation. Additionally, to help support the mission of the men and women who have given their lives to serve and protect their countries and others. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) comes in many different forms and affects all walks of lives. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, who have been threatened with death, or seriously injured. Long Drive for Heroes works with event organizers to entertain the tournament participants by creating excitement when using the long drive shots of our Professional, Veteran, and supporting Competitors. The goal for Long Drive for Heroes is to provide the event coordinator an additional professional fundraising platform, raise awareness for the charitable cause and assist the charity in reaching their fundraising goals and objectives by utilizing our Long Drive Competitors. Long Drive for Heroes focuses on life after the service for military, para-military, and individuals in order to provide support during the transition of dealing with PTSD.
MEET THE TEAM
Sgt Jay Milinichik USMC (M-Ret)
Sgt Milinichik is a Retired Marine who was medically retired after injuries received while serving our country. During his Ten years of Service he was awarded the Purple Heart, 2 Navy and MarineCorps Commendation Medals, 1 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, 3 Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals and various other individual and Unit awards. Sgt Milinichik also became a single father to his now five year old son Jaxton after his wife lost her battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Jan of 2017. Sgt Milinichik also completed his Bachelors of Arts in Homeland Security and his Masters of Business Administration from American Public University.
Major Ed Pulido
US Army (Ret)
Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is also the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation. Additionally, he is a Founding member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation. Major Pulido has a degree in Military Science, Marketing, and Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Logistics Management/Human
Relations. He attained the Rank of Major in his 19-year military career
and on May 16, 2005, he was medically retired from the United States Army. On the 17th of August, 2004, Major Pulido hit an Improvised Explosive Device (I.E.D) or roadside bomb while serving with the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team. For his heroism and valor he was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, and Joint Service Commendation and Achievement Medals.
News and Updates
Long Drive for Heroes is happy to announce that it has officially begun the push to not only Support American Heroes but all of those who support their countries
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