Helping our heroes
How teeing off this weekend will help
- Duration 3:49
- Date Sep 1, 2012
How teeing off this weekend will help
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Labor Day weekend I ask you to join thousands of golfers across the nation supporting patriot golf day.
This important effort helps fund scholarships for families of our brave military men and women.
Who have been killed or wounded in service to our country it is the right thing to do for our heroes in uniform and for their families.
For more information and define a course near you participating in this -- because.
Go to patriot golf day dot com.
Thank you for your support.
Did you know that only 1% of our country sacrifices their lives for our entire country.
And this weekend you can give something back to them we've just the stroke of a golf club on patriot.
Golf day here to tell us how you can help is the founder of folds of -- major Dan Rooney also PGA president.
Allen right now speak and four PGA president Brian Whitcomb gentlemen nice to see you.
That -- morning great to be -- agreed to it.
Brian let me start review how did patriot golf day come to pass.
But also not I was serving as the president of the PGA of America and I got a lot of phone calls as you might imagine though I got a great phone call in the called action from a great PGA professional and Oklahoma.
Sitting right to my right Dan Rooney and it was -- called action.
And I was motivated and invited inspired by it.
And -- sent me an entry form for a fundraiser in Michigan that included the story of corporal brought -- and and his family with the tragedy and in the strife and his family was going through and I was driven by.
Figure force I think a lot of us haven't and I think anybody in my position would -- Been been motivated to move -- and I can almost prove that because so few months later is in June at the United States open and I think -- and we put New York -- talk to to the then president Walter driver the United States Golf Association image throughout a template of how I would love to see their involvement.
And he's a very brilliant a man and a real patriot to the United States and cannot tell -- he looked me in the eyes and he thought about what I -- -- -- do and and I could see in his eyes that the answer was yes that he had to do something with the might and the clout of the United States Golf Association its affiliates and all the straight members and and so that's sort of the way it got started and my guess the rest.
The rest as an American story it's just another American story that's filled with hopes and heroes that's for sure that's so it's.
Firing -- Alan can't tell us how this helps.
The families of our brave soldiers.
Well it does and I'm so proud represented 47000 men and women as Brian did that will be engaged this weekend that almost 5000 facilities around the country.
And it's a scholarship program for those families.
Of our heroes were either lost her life or been disabled.
And the stories then got 1 this morning from a young man that might have had to leave college without one of those scholarships and -- Hillary's so little more than thirteen million dollars in the six years we've -- I just couldn't be any prouder or happier or more excited to see this very weekend -- -- -- and everybody it's out their golf so he's a relic hunter was 5000 album.
We'll have an event where they'll take part of the greens fees to donate.
Or they'll have raffles my facility.
-- head professional that a merit font there's all kinds of ways if for some reason he -- get -- play golf.
Make sure to go to patriot -- -- dot com.
Through the folds of honor dot com website and play golf America dot com and you can find the -- -- -- office.
And major Dan Rooney were up against a hard break so I'm just gonna steal your best line and tell everybody watching that you say this is the ultimate hall -- today.
And ever -- should go out and golf in their family will support them because it's for such a great cause.
Anyone who wants to learn working go to our FOX & Friends dot com website gentlemen thanks so much for bringing this our attention have a great time out -- that.
And this is -- -- and it's him or.