“John Daly has supported the local Boys & Girls Club in his hometown of Dardanelle, AR for over 30 years through his annual John Daly Classic Golf tournament. Without the financial support derived from this tournament, this club would have been in great financial peril.

The JDME Foundation has continued this support since its inception two years ago. We thank them for their support of our local youths, and  look forward to working with John, Major Ed , and the rest of the foundation  for many years to come.”

Boys & Girls Clubs Dardanelle

Lafayette Industries, celebrating its 45th year, is the single largest full-time employer of adults with developmental disabilities is the State of Missouri. Their employees perform packaging and assembling jobs designed to work at a pace that matches their abilities. Lafayette employs 400 individuals. Without this opportunity, they would not be employed.

“Lafayette uses grant funds and private donations to provide individual specialized training, free healthy lunches, social and sports programs, employee recognition, free flu shots, and other work enhancements.

Lafayette Industries

“The Witkop Foundation’s strategic partnership with the John Daly – Major Ed Heart of a Lion Foundation enables both organizations to multiply the positive benefits of the outdoor health and wellness recreation we specialize in combined with the long standing relationship Major Ed brings to the veteran community nationwide.  Our mission accomplishment, to honor the sacrifice of veterans, first responders and their families is greatly enhanced by working side-by-side with JDME — Stronger Together.”

Witkop Foundation

“Since the moment we first met Maj. Ed,  we have shared a strong connection with JDME bringing focus to the mental, physical and wellness support of our wounded veterans and their children. It is an important partnership and strengthens our common mission that insures success for at risk youth that participate in our nationally acclaimed athletic programs.”

National Quarterback Club

” We appreciate the partnership we have with the John Daly / Ed Pulido Heart of a Lion Foundation. Together,  we are working to improve and enhance healthcare access and service delivery to the Oklahoma veteran by supporting methods that are more efficient and cost effective.”

Force 50 Foundation


The mission of the John Daly and Major Ed Heart of a Lion Foundation is to provide mental, physical, and wellness support to our nation’s children, first responders, and America’s Veterans.

2-time PGA Major Tour Champion John Daly and Combat Wounded Veteran Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) are joining forces to make a major impact on the world of philanthropy. Both of these men know how important it is to have a great heart for America’s children and our nation’s Veterans. As major contributors to organizations they strongly believe in, they realized that if they combined their philanthropy efforts, they could increase support and awareness in meeting the mission requirements of these non-profits.



The Lion representing JD and his passion for helping others and the Purple reflecting the sacrifices Major Ed has made for this great Country. The outline of the flag creates A Heart of a Lion in never letting down and always helping our Children, Veterans, and those in need.