Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 02, 2013
Participants of Northgate Country Club’s 4th Annual Scott A. McIntosch Memorial Golf Tournament rallied together once again this year to support a cause that is near and dear to the hearts of many American families. All proceeds of this annual tournament, honoring the memory of fallen soldier, Corporal Scott A. McIntosch, who died serving his country in Baghdad, Iraq in 2008, benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation.
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 purpose of the Folds of Honor Foundation is to ensure no family is left behind in the fight to preserve American freedom. Through scholarships and other assistance, the organization gives back to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled while serving their country. To date, Folds of Honor has presented over 2,600 scholarships to the families of fallen heroes to aid in offsetting the rising cost of post-secondary education.
This year’s event at Northgate Country Club raised nearly $350,000 for the families served by the Folds of Honor Foundation. In addition to many members and guests, Northgate was honored to host several Folds of Honor Scholarship recipients, Veterans and their families, and Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer. Sergeant Meyer is the third living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, and the first living U.S. Marine in 38 years to be so honored. Sergeant Meyer and other members of the armed forces, past and present, spoke of the importance of the mission of Folds of Honor.
In the weeks following the outing at Northgate, donations from supporters who could not attend continue to roll in. For information on the Folds of Honor Foundation, visit the website at http://www.foldsofhonor.org, where you can donate, or learn more about supporting a worthy cause.