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Titleist, Folds of Honor Announce 'Play With a Patriot Sweepstakes'
PGA of America
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 1:37 p.m.
Titleist, along with the Folds of Honor Foundation announced today the "Play with a Patriot Sweepstakes."
The grand prize includes an all-expense-paid trip to The Patriot Golf Club for a round of golf with FOH Founder and Former F-16 Fighter Pilot Major Dan Rooney.
Here's the release from Titleist:
FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (May 22, 2013) -- This summer, Titleist and the Folds of Honor Foundation are giving golfers the chance to experience the power of patriotism along with the explosive distance of the Titleist Velocity golf ball in the “Play with a Patriot Sweepstakes.”
The grand-prize winner and two guests will be treated to an all-expense-paid trip on Labor Day weekend to play a round of golf at The Patriot Golf Club in Owasso, Okla., with Major Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional, decorated military aviator and Iraq war veteran. In 2007, following his second of three tours of duty in Iraq, Rooney founded the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
As part of the trip, Rooney, a former F-16 fighter pilot in the Air National Guard, will give the grand-prize winner and guests an insider’s tour of a fighter jet. Each of them will also receive a custom A2 leather flight jacket.
Accommodations will be provided at The Lincoln Cottages, situated along the ninth fairway of The Patriot.
Ten second-prize winners will each receive a Titleist Vokey Design/Folds of Honor Limited Edition wedge.
All winners as part of their prize package will receive limited edition Titleist Velocity golf balls, which utilize high-speed LSX core technology to deliver the fastest solid core of any Titleist golf ball for powerful distance.
Golfers can enter the "Play with a Patriot Sweepstakes" now through July 7 at Titleist.com/Velocity.
“Major Dan Rooney's passion and endless commitment to making a difference has inspired the golf community and beyond. Playing 18 holes with Major Dan on Labor Day weekend, as golfers around the country participate in Patriot Golf Day events, will be a very special, unforgettable experience for the winners,” said Mary Lou Bohn, Vice President, Titleist Golf Ball Marketing and Communications. “It has been and continues to be an honor for Titleist to support Major Dan and the Folds of Honor Foundation in their mission to give back to those military veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much for this nation.”
The seventh annual Patriot Golf Day, the Folds of Honor's Flagship fundraiser, takes place this Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, when golfers across the country will be asked to add an extra $1 to their green fees to help fund Folds of Honor scholarships.
Over the last six years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising more than $17 million through Patriot Golf Day events. As a result, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 4,000 scholarships.
Titleist is a proud supporter of the Folds of Honor Foundation, Patriot Golf Day and the Patriot Cup, an invitational golf tournament and gala held every Memorial Day to support Folds of Honor and honor the nation's heroes. In addition to providing a financial contribution to the organization, Titleist is a strong advocate for Folds of Honor in the golf community.
To learn more about the Folds of Honor Foundation, please visit www.foldsofhonor.org.
"Play with a Patriot Sweepstakes." No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the United States who are age 18 years or older. Sweepstakes offered from May 20 to July 7, 2013. Complete official rules available at www.titleist.com.
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