Patriot Golf Day
By Kickntrue on 9/2/09
Patriot Golf Day has taken over a whole weekend, this coming weekend- which is very cool. Pretty much every course I know of is participating and if your course isn't, get them signed up.
Patriot Golf Day is the flagship fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides postsecondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving our great nation. 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. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.I'm not going to go as far as saying if you choose not to donate you don't have a heart... but if the shoe fits. No matter what you think of war, a current war or anything regarding military- the fact is men and women put their lives on the line everyday for you and many of them have families waiting back home for them.
Skip one of your 3 beers or a snack once this week- and give up a buck or two. The organization has raised over $3M since starting in 2007. We should hope to help double that number this weekend.
Patriot Golf Day
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Since I will be playing with 1 active (been to Iraq twice that I know of) and 1 retired (fought in the first Gulf War), there isn't even a question. I'll chip in.
Great cause. I encourage everyone to give at least $1.
Being active duty with 19+ years, I am all for anything that raises awareness of the needs of the military member, regardless of the time seen in active combat or on their first tour somewhere state side. It is amazing that, with everything our soldiers and sailors are expected to do, half of the enlisted rank is eligible for food stamps (E-5 with two kids and stay-at-home mom/dad fits criteria regardless of time served). Also amazing is when I ask if there is a military discount at wherever I am, I often get the reply of "Pfff, why?" or the "this guy must be crazy look" with "Yeah, right" to accompany it. Some places, Carmel Mountain in San Diego, for example, offer a discount to the military and I get cheap greens fees for Sea N Air and Admiral Baker, but that's four courses out of over 100 in San Diego County, and some of these courses are expensive! Anyway, this is a chance to raise money for the dependents of memberGÇÖs that gave more than just their time fighting for our freedom.
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