First and most importantly, get out this Memorial Day Weekend and support Patriot Golf Days! Patriot Golf Days is your way of honoring military veterans and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our shared freedom. Your one-time donation directly impacts families through Folds of Honor academic scholarships and PGA HOPE programs. Donate at the Patriot Golf Days website or at your local participating golf course this weekend. #getinvolved

Lt Col Dan Rooney is a 22 year and counting fighter pilot (F-16). He was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Air Force in 2000. His service includes three combat tours to Iraq as well as multiple awards and decorations. In 2007, Lt Col Rooney founded Folds of Honor to provide educational scholarships to the spouses and children of wounded or killed military service members. In 13 years, Folds of Honor has provided 29,000 life-changing scholarships totaling over $145 million.

Lt Col Rooney is also a proud Class A Member of the PGA of America. He is also the founder of two nationally ranked golf courses. The Patriot, Tulsa, OK is the home of Folds of Honor. American Dunes, his latest course with Jack Nicklaus is located outside Grand Rapids, MI, honors the birthplace of Folds of Honor while providing hope and healing to military veterans.

Lt Col Rooney is an author, motivational speaker, and family man. Find out more about him and the organizations at the following links:

Folds of Honor

Patriot Golf Days Website

PGA of America’s PGA HOPE program

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