The Labor Day weekend focus on Patriot Golf Day reached national levels when the “Wall Street Journal” editorial page noted the work of Folds of Honor and 2014 ASGCA Donald Ross Award recipient Maj. Dan Rooney.
The newspaper wrote, in part: “Seven years ago Mr. Rooney started the Folds of Honor Foundation to provide scholarships for the children of service members killed or disabled in our nation’s defense.
“A golf course operator in civilian life, Mr. Rooney created Patriot Golf Day to help fund this educational mission. Every Labor Day weekend, duffers nationwide are asked to kick in a little extra on top of their greens fees to support Folds of Honor. In some places, for example, club pros or courses donate driving range fees collected on one of the weekend days. Thanks to help from the PGA and the U.S. Golf Association, more than a third of America’s roughly 14,000 golf courses are now celebrating Patriot Golf Day.
“This weekend all Americans should remember the sacrifices that allow us to savor these last days of summer as free people.”
The complete editorial can be found here.