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A round of golf for the brave on Labor Day

Posted at 6:28 PM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-05 18:28:11-04

Some people in Baltimore County used their Labor Day off work to give back.

The Folds of Honor Foundation worked with Baltimore County Golf to raise money that helps and honors the families of those who have been killed or disabled while serving their country. The money goes to the children and spouses of those brave men and woman to help them achieve their educational dreams through the means of a scholarship.

Patriot Golf Day was held at all five of Baltimore County Golf's courses.

The Folds of Honor Foundation was started 10 years ago by Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 pilot who did three tours in Iraq and who is a PGA professional.

According to Allen Wronowski, the Director of Golf Relations for the Folds of Honor foundation, Rooney knew he had a calling when he witnessed a twin brother travel 7,000 miles to bring the remains of his brother home to his family.

Wronowski said, "Dan did some research and found 9 out of 10 of these families get no assistance from the government for educational allowances, that's why he created the scholarship program."

In the last 4 years Patriot Golf Day has raised more than $18,000.

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