Patriot Golf Day is an easy opportunity for golfers to give a little back. On Labor Day weekend (August 31st – September 3rd, 2012), golfers at participating golf courses across the country will be asked to add an extra dollar to their greens fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships.
The Folds of Honor Foundation provides educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our Great Nation.
The inaugural Patriot Golf Day in 2007 was started by Major Dan Rooney, Founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, F-16 Pilot, PGA Professional, and USGA member. On Labor Day 2007 Rooney asked golfers to add $1 to their greens fees. His request resulted in donations of more than $1.1 million from more than 3,200 golf facilities. In the last five years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising more than $12.8 million through Patriot Golf Day events resulting in over 2600 recipients in all 50 states and 41 PGA sections.
Many courses throughout the Mid-Atlantic will be participating in the 2012 Patriot Golf Day. To learn more and find a particpating course please visit their website at Patriotgolfday.com.
Additionally some courses will be offering bonus deals for those who donate more than $1. For example, Goose Creek Golf Club in Leesburg, VA will provide an 18-hole Round w/ cart for anyone who donates $25.00 or more.
Please give what you can to says “THANKS” to the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.