Tuesday, November 11

Patriot Golf Day Raised $1.7 Million

Remember veterans today.
(J Colman/Flickr)





A SPECIAL THANK YOU on this Veterans Day to all veterans for their sacrifices. It’s also the perfect time to alert you about a successful Patriot Golf Day.

“The second annual event, which was held over Labor Day weekend at 3,800 golf facilities nationwide, has produced donations to date of more than $1.7 million,” Tammy Boclair wrote me in an email. “Patriot Golf Day benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation in helping provide scholarships for dependents and spouses of service members who have been killed or disabled as a result of their military service.”

Patriot Golf Day was originated by Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 pilot, PGA Professional and USGA member from Broken Arrow, Okla., who this month returned from his third tour of duty in Iraq.

Two veterans I wish to recognize are my dad who served stateside in the Navy during World War II and my recently deceased uncle who served as an Army medic in Vietnam.

−The Armchair Golfer

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Well Done..

hacker2 said...

I too am a Viet Nam veteran. I had the pleasure of playing in a local golf tournament that benefited Folds of Honor Foundation. This foundation fills a great need for our veterans. I support this group and wish the best