Saturday, September 5
Patriot Golf Day 2009 Is on Labor Day Weekend
Yankee Johnny Damon (center), Major Dan Rooney (left) and wife, Major Ed Pulido (right) with wife and daughters.
PATRIOT GOLF DAY 2009 is on this Labor Day weekend, September 4 through 7.
Patriot Golf Day is the flagship fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides postsecondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving our nation. On this weekend, golfers across the country can add an extra dollar to their greens fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association (USGA).
Mahan to Donate
PGA Tour player Hunter Mahan has partnered with the Folds of Honor Foundation to support military families. Mahan will donate a percentage of his winnings and wear the Folds of Honor logo on his hat during this weekend’s Deutsche Bank Championship to increase awareness for Patriot Golf Day.
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.
2008 marked the second year of Patriot Golf Day and contributions were received from more than 3,800 golf facilities nationwide and resulted in donations of approximately $2 million. In the last two years, more than 550 postsecondary educational scholarships have been awarded through the Folds of Honor Foundation.
−The Armchair Golfer