Owasso-based Folds of Honor Foundation has record year in 2012
BY Staff Reports
Friday, January 25, 2013
1/25/13 at 5:14 AM
It was a record year for the Folds of Honor Foundation.
Through Patriot Golf Day events in 2012, PGA professionals and golf facilities around the country helped raise a record $4.3 million.
Since the foundation was founded in 2007, more than $17 million has been raised to fund educational scholarships for the families of service members wounded or killed while serving the United States.
Patriot Golf Day is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.
More than 4,500 facilities registered to host 2012 Patriot Golf Day events throughout the year with the majority taking placing over Labor Day weekend. Patriot Golf Day once again will be recognized Aug. 30 through Sept. 2 in 2013.
Patriot Golf Day, the primary fundraiser for the Owasso-based Folds of Honor Foundation, seeks to honor the sacrifice of American heroes as an annual event to raise money for educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving.
Golfers are asked to donate at least $1 for each round of golf during Patriot Golf Day weekend, while non-golfers participate by making a donation to the foundation at its website at tulsaworld.com/foldsofhonor.
Tulsa-area resident Maj. Dan Rooney, a PGA professional, USGA member and former F-16 military pilot who served three tours of duty in Iraq, conceived and developed Patriot Golf Day in 2007.
As of January 2012, more than 1 million dependents have been affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Of these, 85 percent do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance.
Individuals interested in contributing to the Folds of Honor, and those applying for scholarships should go to tulsaworld.com/foldsofhonor. To date, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 3,800 educational scholarships to the families of fallen or wounded soldiers.
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