Grand Bear Golf Club would like to extend a very special thank you to all those that played and participated in this year’s Patriot Day Golf Event. We are thrilled to announce this year’s event raised $20,000 for Folds of Honor. To date, Grand Bear Golf Club has raised more than $45,000 in three years as one of the thousands of host golf clubs around the country.
“Since our first year in 2019, we have looked forward to hosting Patriot Golf Day and supporting the amazing families of our armed service members,” said Brad Kale, general manager of Grand Bear Golf Club. “Each year, we continue to grow our contribution and we’re very excited to continue the Patriot Golf tradition at our club.”
Folds of Honor was started by Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 fighter pilot, PGA Professional and USGA member who came up with the concept of Patriot Golf Day and founded the Folds of Honor Foundation in 2007, following his second of three tours of duty in Iraq. After returning from his second tour, Major Rooney witnessed a profound display of a family’s grief as they welcomed home the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin. Inspired by this tragic homecoming of a fallen American solider, Rooney started the Folds of Honor Foundation to provide support to military families in the aftermath of their tragedies.