Veterans Golf Park for Disabled Veterans, dba Veterans Community Center, is a self-funded non profit 501(3)(c) established by James and Jeanne Rounsavell of Citrus Heights, CA in 2011.
Veterans Golf Park was established with the primary focus being the therapeutic aid of golf for veterans with disabilities and PTSD. Our organization is partnered with Mather Golf Course for our veterans use to those who physiologically and socially benefit through golf therapies.
Along with the original purpose, our mission has extended to provide an activity center in the community for veterans, the Veterans Community Center. We presently serve up to 150 veterans monthly by providing meals twice a week. In addition, our veterans and their guests are welcome to make use of the center's recreational amenities and educational resources during open hours.
Our Mission Statement
We provide a "Safe Room" center for all military veterans, particularly seniors, disabled and those who suffer with PTSD, providing emotional and physiological benefits through socialization, activity, counseling and recreational therapies. We are a reference center for veterans who need assistance with their VA benefits and any additional information that may require to meet their needs.
Our Veterans Community Center
In 2013 we were blessed to be able to acquire a rather historic building in Citrus Heights, CA and over the years have been in the process of turning it into a meeting place and gathering spot for our veterans. We have been meeting since the beginning, but have taken many new tasks to get it to where it is today.
The building was originally built in 1862 as a schoolhouse and was called Sylvan School. Years later it became a central meeting place for the community of Citrus Heights and served as it's center for over 40 years. When the years eventually took their toll on the old building, and as Citrus Heights moved towards becoming an incorporated City, they decided to build another facility and put this one on the market. We at Veterans Golf Park thought if we could get enough help we could restore the old place and it's location and property would serve our cause and Vets to a tee.
Below are some photos of the building when we first got it and the progress we have made with help from volunteers to bring it along. There is still more to do - we almost always need maintenance of some kind, and as an old building there seems a never-ending list of things to do. However, we have made wonderful progress and this place is NOTHING like it was when we first acquired it!
Original Sylvan Schoolhouse
Veterans Community Center, prior to painting porch cover
What Can You Do?
Enter or attend our fund-raising events:
Attend our Events (Spaghetti Feeds, Special Dinners around Holidays, Yard Sales, more)
Enter our Golf Tournaments
Enter our Poker Tournaments
Volunteer to help around the Center
Special skills? Construction? Electrical? Paving? We could use your help!
Send us names, addresses and/or phone numbers of disabled veterans.
We can then make contact and offer our free services.
Send our website address (www.veteranscommunitycenterch.com) to families and friends and ask them to help our wounded warriors.
Your effort, time and money are needed.
Our Founder's Original Vision
The video below is an interview with Jim Rounsavell as he speaks with the host about his vision for Veterans Golf Park for Disabled Vets, the original and parent organization for Veterans Community Center.
We Need Donations!
We solely rely on contributions and sponsors to help us provide these services and cover operation costs as we continue to grow. Our organization is run entirely by volunteers who devote countless hours of their time, talent, and skills to our mission. Thank you for considering a donation to our organization as we purpose to serve those who have so dutifully served us!
Unable to volunteer, but would like to help financially? We need your help too! Please give generously and know that you are directly helping our local veterans! Please use the button below or visit our Donations page. Thank you for your support!
Need More Information?
Veterans Golf Park for Disabled Vets dba Veterans Community Center (A Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation, #3412764) 6921 Sylvan Rd Citrus Heights, CA 95610 Jeanne Rounsavell, President Michelle Grant, VP, Secty