Many will hit the links this weekend and raise money on Patriot Golf Day for educational scholarships for the children of disabled and fallen American heroes:
Patriot Golf Day, supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association (USGA), is a yearlong initiative for Folds of Honor with its national promotion over Labor Day Weekend. Since 2007, Patriot Golf Day events have raised more than $17 million, including a record-setting total of more than $4.3 million in 2012. Folds of Honor has awarded more than 5,000 educational scholarships, with more than 1,200 awarded this year. President George W. Bush serves as the Honorary Chairman of Patriot Golf Day.Friday morning found Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade in Dallas to interview President Bush and participate in the event along side the former president. Always there to support the troops ... thank you, President Bush.
During Labor Day weekend, golfers are asked to make donations at participating courses, while non-golfers can participate by donating to the foundation at FoldsofHonor.org.
"Thanks to the continued support of golfers, The PGA and the USGA, we are honoring the legacy of those who have sacrificed so much for our country by ensuring their loved ones are not left behind on the field of battle when it comes to education," said Major Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor Founder. "We hope everyone gets out to play during Labor Day Weekend to support these families."
Rooney, a PGA Professional and USGA member, launched Patriot Golf Day in 2007 following his second of three tours of duty in Iraq. After returning from his second tour, Major Rooney witnessed a profound display of a family's grief as they welcomed home the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin. Inspired by this heartbreaking homecoming, Rooney started the Folds of Honor Foundation to provide support to military families in the aftermath of their tragedies.
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