On September 8th, Westchester Country Club will be hosting a tournament for Patriot Golf Day and will collect donations for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to the families of service men and women who have been disabled or killed in service to their country.
Westchester Country Club will host a tournament with the format being a four person Scramble (with Par as your friend). The tournament includes: Unlimited Range Balls, 18 Holes of Championship Golf, Tee Gifts, (2) Closest to the Pin and (1) Longest Drive Prize, Top 3 Place Prizes, Lunch Following Play and TONS OF FUN!! We will also have the local high school color guard out to present the flag, along with a professional singer singing the National Anthem and God Bless America.
Since its inception in 2007, PGA Professionals have helped raise more than $12.8 million through Patriot Golf Day events, allowing Folds of Honor to award more than 3,500 educational scholarships. President George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States of America, serves as the Honorary Chairman of Patriot Golf Day.
“Patriot Golf Day is an excellent way to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed for our country,” said Jeff Hall, Head Golf Professional and PGA Member. “We are proud to celebrate and support these men and women and their families through our tournament to raise money for the Folds of Honor Foundation. It’s time to show our troops that we care.”
There are more than one million dependents of fallen and wounded military service men and women from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts alone and 87 percent do not qualify for federal education assistance (as of Jan. 1, 2012). Patriot Golf Days allows the Folds of Honor Foundation to present an ongoing tribute to our brave service members by ensuring that the families of fallen and wounded warriors have hope for the right educational start to life and best future possible.
Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 fighter pilot, PGA Professional and USGA member, came up with the concept of Patriot Golf Day and founded the Folds of Honor Foundation 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 tragic homecoming of a fallen American solider, Rooney started the Folds of Honor Foundation to provide support to military families in the aftermath of their tragedies.