Join PGA, USGA in helping families of disabled or fallen U.S. troops on Patriot Golf Day
The PGA of America and USGA are teaming up on Sept. 1 for “Patriot Golf Day” and they’re asking for the assistance of all golfers to help the families of U.S. troops that were disabled or killed in combat.
Spearheaded by veteran Dan Rooney, an F-16 pilot in the 125th Fighter Squadron of the Oklahoma Air National Guard and a member of The PGA of America, Patriot Golf Day is an easy way for golfers to give something back to families that have made real sacrifices for their country.
Here’s a look at what the PGA had to say about Patriot Golf Day:
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The nation’s first Patriot Golf Day, a joint initiative of The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association, will be conducted Sept. 1, and enlist the support of public and private golf facilities across the country.
On Sept. 1, public golf courses nationwide will request an additional $1 for each green fee they process, while private facilities will ask patrons to contribute donations. The funds will go to support families of those who have become disabled or lost their lives in the line of military duty.
PGA Professional Dan Rooney of Stillwater, Okla., is spearheading the program to raise funds through the organization, Wounded Warriors, Inc. In addition, Rooney is in the process of establishing The Fallen Heroes Foundation, which will pay for the education of children who have lost a parent in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Wounded Warriors, Inc.’s mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The organization owns family-friendly resort condominiums in Orlando, Florida and Galveston, Texas, where war-torn families can retreat to restore peace and solace to their lives after the trauma they have endured.
“Patriot [Golf] Day is a call to action – a call to American citizens to help the children of our Fallen Heroes,” said Rooney. “Its success depends on the Patriots who support it. I humbly ask for the assistance of the great men and women in the golf industry to help our families in this time of war. We have a wonderful opportunity to make a difference.”
You can find golf courses participating in Patriot Golf Day by clicking here. Or you can mail a donation to:
Fallen Heroes Foundation
1856 East 15th Street
Tulsa, OK 74104
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