We are happy to support the efforts of Folds of Honor for the upcoming Patriot Golf Day. Folds of Honor was founded by Major Dan Rooney.
Flying from his home to a family-owned golf course in Michigan, Rooney was pained to see, on the tarmac, a family with the flag-draped coffin of a soldier killed in Iraq. The pilot-turned-PGA-golf-pro — slated to return to the Air National Guard as a fighter pilot in December — began raising money for survivors by asking golfers to chip in extra on greens fees.
This year, for the third time in event history, a true American icon, Jack Nicklaus, has joined Folds of Honor as honorary chairman of the non-profit’s leading annual fundraising event, Patriot Golf Day. Since 2007, PGA professionals around the country have raised more than 22 million dollars for educational scholarships for children and spouses of men and women who have fallen or been disabled while serving the country.
Open to golfers across the country in 41 PGA sections and in all 50 states, Patriot Golf Day National Campaign will take place from September 1-4, 2017. Throughout the weekend, golfers can play at participating courses or on their own. All donations will go to support Folds of Honor’s scholarship program, which has awarded more than 16,000 scholarships since its inception in 2007. In 2016, Patriot Golf Day raised $6.1 million for educational scholarships.
“Giving dependents an education will help them for the rest of their lives.”