ATLANTIS, Fla. — Patriot Golf Day has become an entire weekend of golf over Labor Day weekend in 2012 dedicated to fundraising for the Folds of Honor foundation in which clubs add one extra dollar to their greens fees in a donation to the Folds of Honor Foundation.
Patriot Golf Day is the flagship fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides post-secondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving in our nation’s military forces. On Labor Day weekend, golfers across the country are asked to add an extra dollar to their greens fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships. Although our national promotion for Patriot Golf Day is and will always be Labor Day weekend, anyone can raise funds or collect donations for PGD at any time of the year.
Golf facilities in South Florida have been called to honor the Patriot Golf Day fundraising mission not only over this Labor Day weekend, but also over Veterans Day weekend November 10-11, 2012. All fundraising efforts over these two weekends will directly benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation and it’s worthy cause.
According to the Patriot Golf Day Mission statement as found on their website at www.patriotgolfday.com/mission, 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. In the last five years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising more than $12.8 million through Patriot Golf Day events resulting in over 2600 recipients in all 50 states and 41 PGA sections.
It’s not too late to join over 200 facilities in South Florida that have already registered to participate in Patriot Golf Day 2012! CLICK HERE for more information on how to register your facility to participate this year.