A MILE IN MY SHOES
UPDATED DATES DUE TO COVID-19!
What Is “A Mile in My Shoes”?
A Note From Paul
I’m just like every other Dad with an energetic toddler. Except my son, Isaiah, just happens to have Down syndrome. I work as a caddie on the PGA TOUR for Webb Simpson and walk golf courses across the world for a living. My family lives in Ponte Vedra, FL (just outside Jacksonville) and loves giving back in a huge way. In 2016, we came up with a fun, unique campaign called A Mile In My Shoes (AMIMS) to raise awareness and funds for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). You can participate in the campaign by pledging to donate for every mile I’ll walk during the 2019-2020 PGA TOUR season. We kicked off AMIMS this season in Las Vegas at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open in October, 2019 and God willing, we’ll conclude the season at the TOUR Championship in August.
Come with me inside the ropes each week on the PGA TOUR and walk a mile in my shoes. Well, maybe not literally. But I’m gearing up to share my experiences on TOUR and give you a taste of just how hard caddies work week in and week out on the road. While my challenges differ from many children and adults with special needs, they are challenges all the same.
PLEDGE TO WIN!
How it works: Pledge your support before the conclusion of the TOUR Championship (September 7) by simply guessing how many miles I will put on my caddie sneaks this year (through the conclusion of The Masters Tournament) and win a 2020 TPC Experience Package. The package includes: round trip airfare for two (2) anywhere JetBlue flies, two (2) weekly passes to The PLAYERS Championship at the famed and recently redesigned TPC Sawgrass, a pair of his and hers custom made Phits orthotics from my friends at Phits Jax and many more fantastic prizes valued at over $5,000! The big winner will be the person who guesses closest to the number of miles I’ll walk on these incredible courses we play this season. Last season, our friend Michael Kennedy won the grand prize and I know this year the competition will be fierce! We’ll announce the winner late 2020.
In the first four seasons of A Mile In My Shoes, over 125 people pledged over $20,000 in support of our programs for children with IDD.
Your support means the absolute world to me and my family. We are forever grateful for your pledge to help us support the special needs community that means so much to us.
Do good by loving others,
How it works.
Make your pledge
The first step is simple – just pledge by clicking the button below. Enter the amount ($0.01, $0.05, $0.10, $0.25, $0.50, $1.00) you want to pledge per mile Paul walks this season or chose to make a flat donation. No amount is too small! Answer a few short questions, then it’s time to watch golf.
Paul walks & posts updates
Paul hits the links and records his miles walked each ‘working day.’
- 6-8 miles per round on average
- Average of 2 practice rounds per tournament (typically Tues & Wed)
- 4 competitive rounds per tournament (Thurs – Sun)
- Approximately 18-20 cuts made (varies each season)
- 40+ miles per tournament (if we make the cut!)
100% of your pledge will fund our special needs programs. Don’t worry, we’ll do the math for you and send you once the season commences based on the number of total miles Paul walks this season!
- ($0.05 per mile): Paul walks 1000 miles. Total commitment = $50.00 donation
- ($0.10 per mile): Paul walks 1000 miles. Total commitment = $100.00 donation
- ($0.25 per mile): Paul walks 1000 miles. Total commitment = $250.00 donation
- ($0.50 per mile): Paul walks 1000 miles. Total commitment = $375.00 donation
- ($1.00 per mile): Paul walks 1000 miles. Total commitment = $750.00 donation