Pro golfers and celebrities take to the green this Monday for the fifth annual Patriot Cup Golf Tournament, benefiting Folds of Honor.
The Owasso-based organization provides educational scholarships and other assistance to families of military members killed or disabled while serving. To date, nearly 5,500 scholarships have been awarded.
“The Patriot Cup serves as a reminder that freedom is not free: because of the sacrifices made by our service men and women, we can enjoy liberties like the game of golf,” said Major Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor founder, former F-16 fighter pilot and PGA Professional.
The Memorial Day tournament takes place at Owasso's Patriot Golf Club where each hole of the course is named after a great patriot.
Each team is made up of a celebrity, one military golfer and one Folds of Honor guest.
The opening ceremony begins at 9 a.m. Monday followed by a full day of golf.
Admission is $20 for adults and free for active and non-active military personnel with a military ID as well as children 16 and under. Tickets are available for purchase at any Tulsa-area QuikTrip or on the day of the tournament at Stone Canyon Elementary School.
MONDAY, MAY 26
9 a.m.: Opening ceremony
• Dan Rooney remarks
• National Anthem as performed by Janine Stange, 'National Anthem Girl'
9:45 a.m.: Three-person scramble: flyboys vs. groundpounders
3 p.m.: Awards ceremony at hole #9 (or when golfers are finished)
7 p.m.: Private Dierks Bentley concert in “The Joint” at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (by invitation only)