For 18 years, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia has hosted our Annual Charity Golf Classic. Every year, teams from across Virginia join us here in Richmond not only to hit the links, but support a great cause. As our largest fundraiser of the year, the support of our teams keeps our organization running!
Golf has not only served as a way for us to stay connected, but for our speaker this year, it was something that supported her through her brain injury recovery.
Nichole Inkel had always loved golfing, so much so, she dreamed of playing professionally. However, after a severe car accident left her with a traumatic brain injury, that dream shifted.
Nichole was driving when she was 22, when her vehicle was struck by a school bus. She lost her short-term memory, broke multiple ribs, and suffered from brain seizures.
She had to re-learn so much and struggled with her speech.
A year after the crash, Nichole was able to try golf again. It was difficult, and she required some accommodations, but as soon as she had the club in her hand, it was like nothing changed.
Today, Nichole is the owner of Windy Hill Golf Course and Sports Complex. Now, she opens Windy Hill to all who want to experience golf.
We are so honored to have Nichole be a part of our 2022 Annual Charity Golf Classic.
Registration is still open until September 23rd. Teams and individual players at any level are welcome to enjoy a day of golf, food, lesson from pro Robert Wren, and amazing raffle prizes. Register today!