Support Former Jayhawk, Major Dan Rooney, at the 2009 Patriot Golf Days
Sept. 1, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Join founder of Folds of Honor Foundation and former Jayhawk golfer, Major Dan Rooney, in supporting Patriot Golf Days, Sept. 4-7.
Patriot Golf Days, is a PGA Professionals and USGA sponsored event, in which people donate extra money to their green fees on the specified dates to support postsecondary scholarships for children and spouses of injured or killed military personal.
Hundreds of golf courses are participating in the 2009 Patriot Days, including Lawrence and Alvamar Country Clubs. For a complete list of all participating courses visit: http://www.playgolfamerica.com/index.cfm?action=patriot_facility.
“We have been involved with the program since its inception and we always do our best in promoting the event because of how great the cause is and because Dan (Rooney) is a great guy and he is a KU guy,” said Lawrence Country Club head golf professional Jon Zylstra. “Last year, we were one of the top money raisers in our district and we are going to do our best to do our part once again.”
Major Rooney’s innovative idea to support the families’ of wounded and fallen soldiers has helped raise over $2.5 million since the program’s inception. Rooney, when not on active duty, serves as a golf professional at Grand Haven Golf Club in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Rooney played for former head coach Ross Randall at Kansas from 1992-96. While at KU, Rooney competed against Tiger Woods, while Woods was at Stanford, and beat Woods in competition on three different occasions.
For additional information on the Foundation and event please visit: http://www.patriotgolfday.com/.