The Central New York PGA’s commitment to our military service men and women through its Folds of Honor Pro-Am Tournament has raised thousands of dollars for scholarships.
Over the last five years, the CNY PGA Section has collected $128,000 for 26 educational scholarships for the Folds of Honor initiative. The scholarships are awarded to children and spouses of military service men and women who have died or been disabled in the line of duty.
“This is something we should all be very proud of and we certainly would not have been able to do it without all the support from our section professionals, section staff and the Tuscarora Golf Club along with their membership,” said Alan Seamans, Executive Director of the CNY PGA.
Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, the founder and CEO of Folds of Honor and PGA Member, recognized the CNY PGA Section for its contributions to the program. Folds of Honor and Patriot Golf Day have raised $58 million nationally since its inception in 2007.
The CNY PGA Folds of Honor Pro-Am Tournament, coordinated by Section Membership Director Trish Wheeler, is held annually in September at Tuscarora Golf Club. This year’s event will take place Sept. 7.
Patriot Golf Day began as a grassroots fundraising initiative over Labor Day Weekend in 2007, with golfers nation
wide encouraged to add an extra dollar to their green fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships for families of fallen and disabled Veterans. Over the last 14 years, the effort has grown to encompass a variety of fundraising events, tournaments and golf marathons led by PGA Professionals and golfers in all 50 states and 41 PGA Sections. As a result of these events, and other year-long fundraising activities, more than 29,000 scholarships have been funded.
For the first time, the national Patriot Golf Day will be held during Memorial Day weekend this year.