ELLICOTTVILLE — Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Golf Course participated in Patriot Golf Days from Aug. 30–Sept. 2. Golfers were encouraged to add an extra dollar to their greens fees at the Golf Shop, or make a donation at McCarty Café or the Inn at Holiday Valley over Labor Day weekend.
As a result, $150 was generated as a donation to the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides postsecondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving our country. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by the PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.
The inaugural Patriot Golf Day in 2007 was started by Major Dan Rooney, founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, F-16 Pilot, PGA Professional and USGA member. On Labor Day 2007, Rooney asked golfers to add $1 to their greens fees. His request resulted in donations of more than $1.1 million from more than 3,200 golf facilities.
In the last six years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising more than $17.1 million through Patriot Golf Day events resulting in over 5,000 recipients in all 50 states and 41 PGA sections. Holiday Valley has been participating in Patriot Golf Days for the past five years.