Golfers visiting the Northport V.A. Golf Course, Crab Meadow and Dix Hills Golf Courses Labor Day weekend will be asked to take a swing of support for those who have been injured in war, and the families of those who have lost their lives in battle.
The Town of Huntington will participate in Patriot Golf Day, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, Mario Buonpane, Chairman of the Northport V.A. Golf Course and Don McKay, Director of the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department recently announced.
Patriot Golf Day is a nationwide fundraiser that provides educational scholarships to families of those who have become disabled or lost their lives in the line of duty.
Those playing at the Town’s golf courses Labor Day weekend will be asked to donate a minimum of $1 for each green fee processed. All funds collected will be donated to the Folds of Honor Foundation, a 501c3 organization committed to helping military families throughout the country.
The Folds of Honor Foundation was created six 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 $17 million has been raised, allowing the Foundation to award over 3,800 post-secondary educational scholarships.
“The Town of Huntington is proud to join the Northport Veterans Golf Course, as we support this nation’s veterans over Labor Day Weekend,” Cuthbertson said in a press release. “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.”