It’s inspiring to watch the community rally together for this great cause, year after year. We are honored to play a part by hosting this wonderful organization.
(PRWEB) January 02, 2015
Northgate Country Club recently hosted two golf outings in support of the Folds of Honor Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to the spouses and children of troops disabled or killed while serving their country.
For the sixth consecutive year, Northgate Country Club held the Scott A. McIntosh Tournament—one of the largest national benefits for the foundation. The tournament honors Houston native, Corporal Scott McIntosh, who lost his life serving in Baghdad, Iraq. Over 280 guests were in attendance as the event opened with a plated dinner and special guest speaker, retired army Colonel and Medal of Honor recipient, Jack Jacobs.
Prior to the Scott A. McIntosh Tournament, Northgate Country Club hosted a 100-Hole Golf Marathon, which called for participants to sponsor a player or golf 100 holes in one day.
Thanks to strong community involvement, the outings raised more than $500,000 this year and $1.7 million since the Scott A. McIntosh Tournament began in 2009.
Alex McIntosh, father of the late Scott McIntosh, remarks, “Our family is forever grateful for the patriotism and generosity displayed by the community in support of the event. With their participation they allow us to keep our son’s memory alive and his life meaningful. As parents of a fallen hero that is the greatest gift we could ever hope to receive.”
The annual tournament has grown in scale each year. General Manager of Northgate Country Club, Chris Stewart, comments, “It’s inspiring to watch the community rally together for this great cause, year after year. We are honored to play a part by hosting this wonderful organization.”
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.