Ryan Palmer Foundation

The Ryan Palmer Foundation creates life-change and brighter futures for communities and underserved families by offering access to education, self-care and personal development.

Our Cause

The first time my Dad took me golfing, neither of us had any idea I was stepping onto a path that would lead to a professional career. It was an opportunity that has impacted every aspect of my life and has shaped who I am today.

I’ve had a lot of opportunities in life, and as soon as I earned my PGA Tour card in 2003, I knew I wanted to give back – I knew I wanted to do something for kids, something that would have both an immediate and a long-term benefit.

-Ryan Palmer

THE PROBLEM

Dental issues can be a financial burden for many families, but, left unresolved, these problems can have a huge, life-long negative effect on a child.

OUR MISSION

The Ryan Palmer Foundation creates life-change and brighter futures for communities and underserved families by offering access to education, self-care and personal development.

"I'M NOT BULLIED ANYMORE"

Meet Ali, whose new smile has transformed how he engages with the world and how the world engages with him.

The Foundation is looking forward to kicking off the Breast Cancer Initiative at Puttin’ on the Pink, hosted by The Kupferle Health Board of the Texas Health Resources Foundation.

OUR INITIATIVES

Brighter Smiles Initiative

The Brighter Smiles Initiative provides a child with life-affirming dental care which impacts how that child views themselves.

Palmer Playhouse and Palmer Sportzone

The Ryan Palmer Foundation helped remodel two playrooms enabling patients to experience some normality and fun.

College Scholarships

We are excited to receive our 2019 scholarship applications! Please submit your forms and documentation no later than Friday, March 15, 2019.

Ryan Palmer Junior Invitational

Winners from area tournaments and golfers selected by their high school golf coaches are chosen to attend this two-day tournament.

IT ALL BEGAN WHEN I WAS 9 YEARS OLD WITH BORROWED CLUBS…

The first time my Dad took my golfing, neither of us had any idea I was stepping onto a path that would lead to a professional career. It was an opportunity Dad gave me that has impacted every aspect of my life and has shaped who I am today.

Kids We've Helped

Events We've Held

Foundation Years

Our Journey

08 Sep 2017

BRIGHTER SMILES IS EXPANDING!

What began in the Amarillo and Pampa area in 2009 is now expanding into the Dallas metroplex!
08 Sep 2017

RYAN’S TOP GOLF TIPS

Get some hints to better your game.

SEE MORE ABOUT THE RYAN PALMER FOUNDATION EVENTS

“The best thing golf has given me is my Foundation – this platform – to raise money, to raise awareness and give back, to give kids the opportunities that I had… and to make kids smile.” Ryan Palmer

“After being treated for fluorosis (discolored teeth), I learned at an early age how much a healthy smile can affect one’s confidence and outlook on life. I’m privileged to be a part of serving these families and children through the Ryan Palmer Foundation” Dr Chris Swayden

“We can make a huge impact by coming together – Brighter Smiles Initiative is all about making a difference. We get to affect the future of these children and create an improved trajectory for their lives. Confidence and a good self-image change everything!” Dr Kyle Sparkman

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

THE DENTAL PROGRAM OF THE RYAN PALMER FOUNDATION

 
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