This Labor Day weekend, golf facilities across the country invite golfers to hit the links to celebrate Patriot Golf Day, the primary fundraiser benefiting Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to children and spouses of fallen and disabled veterans.
Open to golfers across the country, the kickoff to Patriot Golf Day will take place from September 4-7. During the holiday weekend, golfers are asked to add an extra dollar to their green fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships. More than 5,000 golf facilities nationwide are registered to host Patriot Golf Day events on Labor Day weekend and will continue to do so over the course of the year. It’s the largest fundraising source for Folds of Honor, raising more than $5.4 million in 2014 alone.
Patriot Golf Day was launched in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and former F-16 pilot for the Oklahoma Air National Guard who founded Folds of Honor. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association. In the last eight years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising donations through Patriot Golf Day events, resulting in more than 7,500 scholarships to benefit Folds of Honor, in all 50 states and 41 PGA sections.
“We are very appreciative of the ongoing support we received from the golf industry, which has directly impacted the lives of deserving American families,” said Major Dan Rooney, CEO and founder. “This Labor Day weekend, we encourage all golfers to participate in Patriot Golf Day and support the military men and women who serve our country.”