Service Above Self Golf Tournament to Support Shepherd Center's SHARE Military Initiative


The SHARE Military Initiative provides a continuum of rehabilitation care for service members who have sustained Traumatic Brain Injuries while serving the United States on active duty in post-9/11 conflicts. Since the program's inception, SHARE has served almost 500 service members, from all branches of the military. The program typically treats about 15-20 service members at a time for a period of about three months.

The SHARE program capitalizes on the expertise that Shepherd Center developed for treating TBIs and insures our wounded warriors receive the proper care in a timely fashion to enable their re-entry into civilian or military

Over time, the program has come to focus primarily on servicemen and women who have suffered mild traumatic brain injuries, considered by many to be the “signature injury” of the Afghan and Iraqi conflicts. Symptoms associated with this type of injury include deficiencies in physical functioning (balance and dizziness), behavioral functioning (irritability and emotional distress) and cognitive functioning (memory, attention and concentration).

The Rotary Club of Brookhaven, its members, event sponsors and golfers have contributed almost $800,000 since 2009 to support Shepherd Center’s SHARE Military Initiative through an annual golf tournament. In 2018, the Club presented Shepherd with a check for $152,000. With the 2018 tournament being postponed from May to November due to construction on our host golf course, the Club will host an additional fundraising event on April 6, 2019 in order to help reach our cumulative goal of $1,000,000 raised for SHARE by the end of 2019.

Partner Involvement
Shepherd Center and SHARE program leadership and former patients