Welcome to the Stand Up
and Play Foundation
Find a Paramobile &
HERO Golf Therapy Program
In 2021, the Lowcountry chapter of the Stand Up and Play Foundation developed a groundbreaking Golf Therapy program designed to help Emergency Responders who have suffered injuries, illnesses, or challenges whether they occurred in the line of duty or after serving and protecting. The dependents of emergency responders are also encouraged to attend. We believe that a program like this has been needed for many years.
The program was co-founded by a medically-retired firefighter by the name of Josh Swindle who was paralyzed in the line of duty that knows first-hand the challenges that many emergency responders face. He is now a Man on a Mission to help his fellow emergency responders.
The other co-founder of the program is Rich O’Brien whose life was saved by City of Charleston firefighter Paul Tumminia who revived him three times after he suffered catastrophic injuries in a golf cart accident that included a broken neck, broken back, four skull fractures, and brain damage in every lobe of his brain. On that day, Paul fought hard to keep Rich alive against all odds. During his long road to recovery, Rich endured 12,000 hours of physical therapy and has pioneered the use of golf as therapy for the recovery from injuries, illnesses, or challenges. The HERO Program is his way of returning the favor to emergency responders for saving his life.
The program is FREE to Emergency Responders and their families as a thank you for serving and protecting our community. Emergency Responders with no previous golf experience are welcome. Golf equipment is provided if needed for the clinics.
The HERO Golf Therapy Program has quickly become very popular with the emergency responders and their families. We also invited members of the community that have mobility challenges, traumatic brain injuries, amputated limbs, birth defects, or other injuries, illnesses, or challenges and would benefit from Golf Therapy. Of special note, many of these individuals lives were saved by emergency responders. The clinics now regularly attract 50-60 participants making it one of the largest adaptive golf programs.
Clinics are held from 0900-1100 on the 2nd Saturday of each month at The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation in Summerville, SC. For more information, to sponsor, or to register for monthly clinics, contact Rich O’Brien by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or text at (843) 826-0837.
Co-Founders Josh Swindle and Rich O’Brien with his HERO, Paul Tumminia
Powered by the Stand Up and Play Foundation and Hardee’s Stars For Heroes Program
“The Golf Therapy program has allowed us to trade nightmares and flashbacks for golf dreams and new friendships.”
Co-Founders Josh Swindle and Rich O’Brien
With his HERO, Paul Tumminia
At the Lowcountry Firefighters Support
The Stand Up and Play Foundation
Is composed of individuals who donate their time and efforts to make active standing therapy a reality for everyone who uses a wheelchair. Accomplishing our mission requires traveling to potential sites, training volunteers, and purchasing supplies and equipment such as Paramobile units, standing frames, adaptive sports equipment, and much more. Your financial support will help us form an adaptive sports chapter in your community or in an underserved community. We need your help to expand our current programs and to form new ones.
- Your company name and logo on a Paramobile housed at a location hosting a Stand Up and Play Chapter.
- Your company logo and link displayed on our web-site
- Your company logo on our printed literature
Your generous donations allow us to continue our goal of getting all wheelchair users access to a Paramobile. The benefits to these individuals are countless, and your sponsorship is priceless.
Please contact us to discuss the different levels of giving that might be right for you.
CANDLEWOOD VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB CHAPTER, NEW MILFORD, CT
Contact Beth Ford
Candlewood Valley Country Club
401 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT 06776
Tel.: (860) 354-9359
Candlewood Valley Country Club Chapter Page
Candlewood Valley Country Club Stand Up and Play Chapter website
Candlewood Valley Country Club Stand Up and Play Chapter Facebook page
KANSAS CITY, MO CHAPTER
City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks & Recreation Department
Heart of America Golf Course
7501 Blue River Road
Kansas City, MO 64132
Tel.: (816) 513-8940
SAN DIEGO, CA CHAPTER
Contact Anthony Netto
837 Granada Drive
Vista, CA 92083-4732
Tel.: (941) 320-9688
LAS VEGAS, NV CHAPTER
Contact Anthony Netto
GOLF THIS SPRING WESTCHESTER/STAND UP AND PLAY CHAPTER
Scarsdale High School, 1057 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Saxon Woods Golf Course, 315 Mamaroneck Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583,
Mike Belmont, Mgr. Phone: (914) 231-3461
Simon Yu (email@example.com)
Ben Schwartz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Zach Siegel (email@example.com)