Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 16, 2014
Northgate Country Club hosted the 5th Annual Scott A. McIntosh Tournament honoring Corporal Scott McIntosh, a Houston native who lost his life serving in Baghdad, Iraq.
The tournament serves as one of the largest national benefits for the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides scholarships and aid to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled while serving their country. Thanks to strong community involvement, the outing raised more than $400,000 this year and $1.2 million over the last five years.
The event opened with a plated dinner and moving speech from the guest of honor, a retired member of the Navy’s elite SEAL team six. With over 400 combat deployments, he conveyed the realities of armed combat and the need for an organization such as the Folds of Honors to over 300 attendees, including many families of soldiers who had sacrificed their lives in combat.
“We are honored to host an event that benefits such a crucial, meaningful cause,” commented Chris Stewart, General Manager of Northgate Country Club. “It’s very inspirational to see the community gather together to enthusiastically show their support year after year.”
The Folds of Honor Foundation was founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 pilot, golf course owner, PGA Professional and USGA member. The organization works to ensure no family is left behind in the fight to preserve American freedom by supporting the estimated one million dependents affected by deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, most of whom do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance.
To learn more about the Folds of Honor, and how you can help support the cause, visit http://www.foldsofhonor.org.