Folds of Honor Alabama Chapter Announced
Nonprofit foundation introduces its 31st U.S. Chapter.
Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces announced this week its 31st chapter in the US, Folds of Honor Alabama. The chapter will be based in Birmingham, but will conduct activities throughout the state. The educational scholarships provided by Folds support private school tuition or tutoring in grades K – 12, as well as post-secondary tuition (two or 4 four-year college / university, technical or trade school. Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded over 35,000 scholarships totaling more than 160 million in all 50 states. Among the students served, 41 percent are minorities.
“We are thrilled to welcome Folds of Honor Alabama into our family of nationwide chapters, said Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, founder and CEO of the foundation. Alabamians are patriots and proud military supporters. Since we began this organization, our mission has never wavered, to support military families that deserve and need our help. What we stand for probably says it best, Honoring Their Sacrifice, Educating Their Legacy. People here understand that.”
“I’m honored to be leading Folds of Honor Alabama,” said Russell Redford, chapter president. “This state has a longstanding and deep respect for the military and we’re grateful for the sacrifices that our troops and their families make. In Alabama, we want to support those families and Folds of Honor gives us that opportunity. We’re proud too that the money raised in Alabama stays in Alabama. We have an outstanding group of individuals committed to this chapter and we’re ready to get started.”
Played for the first time as a chapter, the annual Patriot Shootout of Alabama was held Sunday and Monday (September 19 and 20) at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Hoover with approximately 100 participants.
Established in 2017, the Patriots Shootout and other events in the state resulted in 134 local scholastics scholarships valued at $657,600 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Figures for the 2020-21 will be announced soon.
Among its endeavors, Folds of Honor, along with the PGA of America, conducts Patriot Golf Days, a nationwide fundraising event over Memorial Day weekend. Included in the holiday activities are golf marathons that raise significant funds for scholarships. Also, American Dunes Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus designed course in Grand Haven, Michigan that opened in May directs all profits to the military foundation.
Russell P. Redford, Jr.
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