Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving scholarships to children and spouses of fallen and disabled service members and first responders, is raising more money and awareness for their cause this Memorial Day weekend. Celebrating Patriot Golf Days, Folds of Honor and PGA professionals have joined together to support our heroes as we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
According to PGA, more than 200,000 golfers have already played rounds to support Patriot Golf Days which hosts a variety of fundraising efforts. These Memorial Day events have raised more than $60 million and funded more than 12,000 scholarships to help the families of our nation’s heroes.
PGA President John Lindert, the PGA Director of Golf at Country Club of Lansing (Michigan), shared this is his favorite way to help our veterans and their families, recognizing the importance of giving back for what so many selfless heroes have given us.
The Hero100 Golf Marathon is golf’s “most heroic round” hosted by Patriot Golf Days on Memorial Day weekend, said Folds of Honor founder and CEO Lt. Col. Dan Rooney who encouraged people to make a donation to support their effort. Rooney shared that the need for scholarships has drastically increased with the number of applications growing 30 percent.
“The continued enthusiasm for Patriot Golf Days is critical to our mission, and we are so thankful to everyone who is making it a success. We are grateful for this record-breaking support through the game of golf,” said Rooney.
In addition to their participation in Patriot Gold Days, Folds of Honor is also beginning a new initiative by supporting the “PGA REACH Drive It Further Campaign” through PGA Hope. The program includes a six to eight week gold instruction course hosted by PGA professionals for veterans. The program is expected to host 11,000 veterans across 43 states in 2023.