Hawai‘i’s Aloha Section PGA announced this week that over Labor Day Weekend more than twenty-two golf facilities statewide and their customers helped raise over $10,000 in support of Patriot Golf Day.
Golf facilities asked patrons to donate $1 or however much they would like to contribute over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Each facility offered different promotions to drive interest in this worthy cause.
O‘ahu’s Ko Olina offered a free clinic and giveaways, while Turtle Bay had a drawing for a commemorative Patriot Golf Day TaylorMade Driver.
The courses at Princeville had a 9-hole tournament and one of them raised more than $200.
Paul Ito of the Puakea Golf course said it raised a dissapointing figure at just under $100, but were glad to at least contribute something.
The South Shore seemed to be the most successful for Kaua‘i with Poi‘pu Bay Golf Course raising $734 and Kiahuna raising $920.
Many of the courses have extended the fundraiser to accept donations to the end of this month.
For a complete list of facilities and how you can get involved with Patriot Golf Day, log on to www.PlayGolfAmerica.com
Patriot Golf Day is a joint initiative of The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association which benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation (FoldsofHonor.org). Sparked by the vision and dedication of Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot, PGA professional, and USGA member, Patriot Golf Day has spurred golfers nationwide to contribute over $1 million last year for scholarships that have since been awarded to spouses and children of our military heroes who were either seriously disabled or lost their lives in the line of duty.