Golfers tee off for military families

TULSA - Golfers around Tulsa worked on more than their swing this Labor Day weekend.

They supported military families one tee at a time.

Patriot Golf Day stretches across Labor Day weekend, giving golfers the chance to raise money for the Folds of Honor Foundation.

The non-profit organization provides education scholarships to children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while while serving our country.
The Patriot Golf Club in Owasso will donate all proceeds from Monday to the foundation.

"We want to thank those that gave their lives, the one percent, so 99 percent of us can have the freedom that we have everyday to come out and play golf or do whatever we want," said golfer David Bond.

That's $100 per game-- per person.

"It's all about supporting the military people. The military puts themselves in harms way every single day. And we have the luxury to live in the US and do whatever it is that we desire to do," said golfer Richard Sullivan.

Other golf courses, like LaFortune Park, also collected donations for the cause.

Golfer Sage Minnick didn't hesitate to donate.

"I just recently had a friend who was injured in Afghanistan, so I know how powerful that can be. I thought it was important, it was worth $2 to donate to the fund," he said.  

In the last five years, golfers across the country have raised nearly $13 million. Those funds paid for 2,600 scholarships for military families.

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