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FTL 2015 Golf Tournament – Fairbanks Country Club

This is Freedom To Live Foundation’s once yearly fundraiser. Your support each year is the reason why we can continue to help people and their families who are living with a spinal cord injury or other catastrophic disability to live more independently at home again.



Meet Adam Hancock, Licensed Investment Advisor Representative and Branch Office Manager with Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.

Adam Hancock is sponsoring a hole at this year’s Freedom To Live Golf Tournament and I hope many of you will have the opportunity to meet him.

Adam’s story is an incredible story that began with great tragedy and despair but today that story is a story of triumph, success and fulfillment. Adam has been a ventilator dependent quadriplegic since he was 22, over 22 years ago. I have personally known Adam for many many years and I can say he is definitely one of the smartest and most ethical and ambitious guys I know. As soon as Adam got to a place in his life that he finally had the opportunity to “LIVE” again (about 10 years ago) Adam didn’t waste a moment, he chose a path in finance and has been pursuing and building a very successful career ever since. Adam was a FTL recipient but now lives in his own home, is engaged to be married and is here at the FTL tournament as one of our sponsors.

Adam not only wants to share his financial planning and investing services (at ANY investing level) with our golfers, volunteers, friends and family but, also would like to introduce the opportunities for entrepreneurship that Transamerica offers to people who might desire to enter the field of financial services as an independent associate like Adam has done. 

Thank you to all of our golfers, donors and sponsors this year. It is only a few days until the BIG day and John, myself and all the volunteers are so excited to make your day GREAT!!!!

Sian Welch

Freedom To Live Foundation

Executive Director




A BIG Thank You!!

“On behalf of myself, John Schroeder, Gina Mcleod and ALL the recipients of the Freedom to Live Foundation thank you for your support of our 2015 FTL Golf Tournament.  Our tournament not only directly funds our FTL Training Campuses in L.A  each year but it has enabled us to raise awareness of our program in San Diego. We are happy to report that because of your support FTL is now able to plan the opening of our first “Freedom Home Training Campus” for those in need here in San Diego early in 2016. Our goal is for FTL to eventually purchase the training homes instead of relying on long term rental agreements. (please contact Sian Welch for more information about how you can be involved as “Freedom Partner” in 2016)

Gratefully yours,

Sian Welch, Executive Director”



FTL 2014 Golf Tournament – Fairbanks Ranch Country Club

Tom Pernice to Teach Golf Clinic at the 2014 FTL Golf Tournament

Tom Pernice, a 2-time PGA Tour winner and winner of 2 recent Champions Tour events, 2014 Principal Charity Classic and the 2014 Charles Schwab Cup Championship, offers some hot tips to our FTL golfers.

About Tom Pernice…Tom Pernice turned 50 in September 2009 and played in his first Champions Tour event at the SAS Championship. He became the 15th player to win a Champions Tour event in his debut, winning by 1 stroke over Nick Price and David Frost. His daughter Brooke has a genetic disease, Leber’s Amorosis, which causes blindness. Her retinas did not develop fully at birth. Tom and Brooke won the National Car Rental Golf Classic at Walt Disney World Resort father-child event for Brooke’s age group in 2001. 

Registration: Opens at 9AM

Tom Pernice Golf Clinic: 10AM

Shotgun Start: 11AM

Banquet / Live Auction: 4:30PM


“Thank you to all the golfers that played in the 2014 Annual Freedom To Live Golf Tournament. Together with our sponsors and donors we raised over $80,000! This event each year is so important because it is FTL’s only fundraising event and because of your support each year we are able to continue our Freedom Program and help more disabled people live independent and purposeful lives.

We are already in the initial planning stages for 2015, it’s going to bigger and better, so save the date on your 2015 calendars…Monday, November 9, 2015.

Our best wishes,

John Schroeder & Sian Welch”


FTL 2013 Golf Tournament – Morgan Run Golf Course

Phil Mickelson to play in 2013 Freedom To Live Annual Golf Tournament

Phil Mickelson was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame last year, reflecting a stellar career which he has won over $70 million in career prize money (second all-time) and is the winner of 42 events on the PGA Tour (ninth all-time), including five major championships: three Masters titles (2004,2006, 2010), a PGA Championship (2005) and an Open Championship (2013). Mickelson is one of 15 players in the history of the sport to win at least three of the four professional majors! FTL welcomes Phil Mickelson and is grateful for his support.

WHEN: Monday, November 11, 2013

WHERE: Morgan Run Golf Club & Resort,

5690 Cancha De Golf, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091


Proud Sponsors: