Golfers visiting the , and this Labor Day weekend will be asked to take a swing of support for military families who have been adversely affected while serving their country.
Players will be asked to donate a minimum of one dollar for each green fee processed which will go toward the Folds of Honor foundation, a 501c3 organization committed to helping military families throughout the country through scholarships and other assistance. The fundraising initiative, called "Patriot Golf Day," kicks off across the country on Aug. 31 and ends on Sept. 3.
The Folds of Honor Foundation was created four years ago by Major Dan Rooney, a PGA professional and F-16 pilot in the 125th Fighter Squadron of the Oklahoma Air National Guard. Through events held across the country since 2007, more than $12.8 million has been raised, allowing the Foundation to award 3,500 post-secondary educational scholarships.
Chairman of the Mario Buonpane, Historian Leo Giovenco, Town Parks and Recreation Department Director Don McKay, and Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson announced participation in the fundraiser last week.
“We hope our community will take a swing for this nation’s bravest during Patriot Golf Day and make a charitable contribution to a very worthwhile cause,” said Cuthbertson.