Folds of Honor Foundation Aiding the Military and Their Families Receive Much-Needed Funds
(Long Neck, DE) – The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, the “Pebble Beach of the East,” raised over $37,000 from Patriot Golf play during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Benefitting the Folds of Honor Foundation, The Peninsula Golf & CC donated $1 from each of the 457 weekend rounds played. Individual donations were also accepted throughout the three days of play. In 2013, The Peninsula Golf & Country Club raised $22,261 which qualified the Club to rank as a Top 50 Facility out of the 5,200 facilities nationwide that are registered with the Folds of Honor Foundation.
“Our members clearly embraced this marvelous event as our fairways and greens were filled throughout the entire Labor Day weekend,” said Donald DeMasters, general manager of The Peninsula Golf & Country Club. “The Folds of Honor Foundation provides an incredible service to our service men and women and their families and I couldn’t be prouder of how our members once again fully supported Patriot Golf weekend.”
The Folds of Honor Foundation provides scholarships to families of soldiers and military personnel who have become disabled or lost their lives in the line of duty. Over the years, Patriot Golf Day has raised more than $27 million with more than 7,500 educational scholarships given to military families.
Additional funds were raised by The Peninsula Golf & Country Club on Patriot Golf weekend through hole sponsorships, free rounds of golf raffle drawings and a “Beat the Pro” contest with head golf professional Michael Neider. One of the weekend’s most successful efforts was an auction which netted $18,700.
Sincere appreciation goes to Wells Fargo, the event’s title sponsor, and the following hole sponsors: Aramark, Legum & Norman Inc., Valley Crest Golf Course Maintenance, Elmwood Property Services, Heavy Seas Beer, Envirotech Inc., Ocean View Plumbing, Sobieski Services, Pools & Spas Unlimited, Sposato Irrigation, Sposato Landscape, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Arbor Care, Meridian Home Watch, Neighbor Electric, Advantech Inc., and Brasure’s Pest Control.
The Peninsula Golf & Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club division of Troon. Members at Troon Privé-managed Clubs enjoy reciprocal play at more than 30 private clubs around the world, as well as preferred rates at Troon Golf-managed daily fee and resort facilities. The Troon Privé portfolio includes such private clubs of distinction as BallenIsles in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Fieldstone in Greenville, Delaware; Silver Creek Valley in San Jose, California; St. James Plantation in Southport, North Carolina; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas; Settlers Run in Cranbourne South, Victoria, Australia and Bearwood Lakes in London, England.