I Got This Foundation
On January 29, 2019 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open’s Dream Day on the famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course, Amy Bockerstette, who has Down syndrome, demonstrated to the golfing world what a determined athlete with self-confidence and a positive attitude can achieve. While playing with PGA TOUR players Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar during a Tuesday practice round, Amy hit the par 3 tee shot 117 yards into a greenside bunker, splashed her sand shot to within 10 feet of the pin, and made her par putt in front of a roaring crowd. I GOT THIS Foundation was born out of this moment, which was captured on video by the PGA TOUR and has since gone viral, receiving more than 44 million views on social media platforms.
Golf is a sport anyone can learn to play and enjoy, promoting quality exercise and a healthy lifestyle. More importantly, golf provides a great social experience for players, families and friends. Those who play golf are afforded many wonderful opportunities to see new places, meet new people, and make great memories. At I GOT THIS Foundation, we want to create these
same experiences for people with intellectual disabilities and the new friends they can make. Inclusion means belonging to a community. What better way to be included in the golfing community than to play alongside fellow golfers. Our vision is that the game of golf reflects the diversity of society in its inclusion of athletes with intellectual disabilities.