The Folds of Honor Foundation has announced that the Carolinas PGA Section is once again leading the nation in raising funds. In 2014, the Section and over 175 of its partner facilities raised more than $500,000 through various events and initiatives. This includes Patriot Golf Day, which asks golfers every Labor Day weekend to add an extra dollar to their greens fees in order to help fund the Folds of Honor Scholarships.
Folds of Honor provides scholarships and other educational assistance to the spouses and dependents of those that have been killed or disabled in military service. Since is founding in 2007, the organization has awarded over 7,500 scholarships, including more than 2000 in 2014.
“I met PGA Professional, CEO and Founder of Folds of Honor, Major Dan Rooney, at a PGA Annual Meeting in 2007,when he first addressed the delegation about launching Patriot Golf Day. His vision for this initiative immediately caught my attention as well as that of our three officers,” says Ron Schmidt, Carolinas PGA Executive Director. “From that point on, the Carolina Section has made it a priority to help grow awareness for the Foundation year round. I speak for myself and the entire Section when I say I couldn’t be more honored to support Major Dan and Folds of Honor year after year. Our donation milestone for 2014 speaks volumes as to how much of an impact the Folds Of Honor has made on golf professionals, not only in the Carolinas, but in the entire country.”
Tony Biata, Vice President of Patriot Golf Day, adds, “None of this would be possible if it weren’t for great supporters like the Carolinas PGA. We are very fortunate to have this #! ranked section lead the charge year after year.
To date, the Carolinas Section has raised more than $2,500,000 for the Foundation. The Following facilities top out with Lake Toxaway Patriot Weekend with $81,245; Old Taby Links at $55,608; Tidewater Golf Club, $25,750; Mountain Air CC, $25,100; The Golf Club at Ballantyne Resort, $18,833.
To contribute or get involved you can contact www.FoldsOfHonor.org or call 918-274-4700.