Military day at GMGC
By Staff Reports
Published in Sports on September 2, 2011 1:47 PM
Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course will offer golfers the opportunity to give back to our service men and women by participating in the fifth annual Patriot Golf Day weekend (Sept. 2-5), jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.
Golfers are encouraged to donate at least $1 for each round of golf played during Labor Day Weekend. Donations will go to the Folds of Honor Foundation, which seeks to honor the sacrifice of American heroes by raising money for post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation.
President George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States of America, serves as the 2011 Honorary Chairman of Patriot Golf Day weekend.
There are more than 240,000 dependents of fallen and wounded military service men and women from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts alone, and 87 percent do not qualify for federal educational assistance. Patriot Golf Day allows the Folds of Honor Foundation to present an ongoing tribute to our brave service members by ensuring that the families of fallen and wounded warriors have hope for the right educational start to life and best future possible.
In the last four years, PGA Professionals have been instrumental in raising more than $8.6 million by hosting Patriot Golf Day events at their facilities, allowing the organization to distribute more than 2,000 scholarships internationally, in all 50 states and 41 PGA Sections. The total number of post-secondary educational scholarship recipients will surpass the 2,400 mark in 2011.
To learn how you can contribute, contact Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course, visit PlayGolfAmerica.com or call Jody F. Dean, PGA at (919) 735-0411.
Non-golfers can also participate by making a donation to the foundation at its Website at FoldsofHonor.org.