OWASSO, Okla. – Golf Channel will air “The Patriot Cup presented by Budweiser,” a one-hour golf tournament feature hosted by Folds of Honor to support the families of our nation’s fallen and disabled service members on Veterans Day (Nov. 11). The show will be replayed seven additional times with the final airing scheduled for Dec. 19.
HNS Sports Group provided event management and broadcast development for the special, which features on-course commentary from David Feherty. The broadcast will combine footage of featured golfers Rickie Fowler, Bo Van Pelt and Gary Woodland and participating celebrities including Kid Rock, TNT’s The Last Ship star Adam Baldwin, country music star Dierks Bentley and NFL quarterback Brandon Weeden, along with stories from Folds of Honor scholarship recipients.
Filmed during Memorial Day weekend at The Patriot Golf Club in Owasso, Okla., The Patriot Cup paired top PGA TOUR players, Champions Tour players and celebrities with members of the military in a Ryder Cup-style match pitting the Ground Pounders (Army/Marines/Navy) against the Fly Boys (Air Force). Folds of Honor scholarship recipients served as honorary caddies during the event.
“Each Memorial Day, The Patriot Cup unites celebrities and athletes with our veterans and their families for a round of golf, and ultimately a weekend of remembrance and appreciation,” said Major Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor founder. “We’re thrilled to continue sharing The Patriot Cup and the stories of our scholarship recipients with Golf Channel viewers this Veterans Day and beyond.”
Golf Channel is scheduled to broadcast The Patriot Cup special on the following days and times throughout Veterans Day Week and into December:
Tuesday, Nov. 11: 4 p.m. CST
Wednesday, Nov. 12: 1 a.m., 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. CST
Tuesday, Nov. 25: 1 p.m. CST
Saturday, Nov. 29: 10 a.m. CST
Monday, Dec. 1: 4 a.m. CST
Friday, Dec. 19: noon, CST
Folds of Honor is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to empower military families by providing educational scholarships and support to the children and spouses of service men and women killed or disabled while serving our country.
Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 7,500 educational scholarships to meet an ongoing need in our country. As of January 2014, more than 1.4 million* dependents have been affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of these, 85 percent do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. For more information or to make a donation, visit FoldsofHonor.org. Connect with Folds of Honor on Facebook (www.facebook.com/foldsofhonor) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/foldsofhonor).