On Saturday, March 12th Hideaway Beach Club hosted the 2nd Annual Hideaway Beach Club Patriot Golf Day. Hideaway and many clubs around the nation raise money for the Folds of Honor Foundation by running Patriot Golf Days throughout the year. The mission statement of the Folds of Honor Foundation is written as such:
Honoring Their Sacrifice, Educating Their Legacy. Of the one million-plus dependents adversely affected by deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, nearly nine out of 10 do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. Folds of Honor seeks to meet this need by providing annual educational scholarships to the military families of those who have been killed or disabled while in active duty. These help support private education tuition, tutoring and educational summer camps for children K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and children. Since its founding in 2007, the organization is proud to have awarded over 7,500 scholarships, including over 2,000 in 2014 alone.
During a cookout after golf we had a ceremony that included the singing of the national anthem by Juliana Pisculli and BrendaPerez, Marco Island Academy students and members of the choir, and acknowledgment and thanks to all veterans present at the ceremony.
We raised just over $3,500 for the Folds of Honor Foundation.
Dan Rooney is the founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, PGA of America member, golf course owner, and war veteran. He has asked all 28,000 PGA of America members and the facilities they are employed at to help in educating the families that take care of us. Hideaway is proud to help the cause and will continue to do so yearly. To learn more about the Folds of Honor Foundation, please go to www.foldsofhonor.org for details about this wonderful charitable organization.
Todd Elliott is the PGA Head Golf Professional for Hideaway Beach. Todd is TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified as a golf professional. This gives him the ability to give golf specific physical screening to detect any physical limitation that might affect the golf swing. Todd is also a Coutour-certified putting fitter, a Titlteist-certified fitter and a Titliest staff member. Follow Todd on Twitter @elliottgolfpro or for any question or comments email firstname.lastname@example.org.