Friday, August 29, 2008

Patriot Golf Day – Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, 2008

Beginning Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1, golfers nationwide will be asked to donate a minimum of $1 in support of Patriot Golf Day. All funds raised will benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation to provide educational scholarships to families of those who have become disabled or lost their lives in the line of duty. In 2007, some 3,200 golf facilities nationwide participated in Patriot Golf Day, raising more than $1 million dollars. The Roanoke area golf courses participating this year are: Ol’ Monterey, Hidden Valley, Ashley Plantation, and Hanging Rock. Pictures courtesy of PLAYGOLFAMERICA.

PGA Professional Dan Rooney (left), an F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, is the founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation. Major Rooney, call sign Noonan, has served two tours in Iraq, and will be returning for another tour this summer. “We have lost more than 4,000 soldiers. They have given the ultimate sacrifice. America can come together in the spirit of golf and have a dramatic impact. We have an opportunity to make a difference for the families who have made the ultimate sacrifice.” Read Dan’s story HERE.

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