Local Golf Pro To Play Marathon To Benefit Folds Of Honor
Of all the military-related causes we support in the Capital Region, this could be the most important one of them all.
In GNA Nation, supporting our military men and women is super important to all of us and that support also extends to the families of our military heroes. That is what Folds of Honor is all about. As stated on their website, they raise funds to provide "... educational scholarships to the spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members." It is their mission to honor these brave men and women by providing an education for those who also make a sacrifice though their service to our country.
This coming Wednesday, September 9th, a local golf pro is supporting the cause in a unique way. Brad Gardner, PGA/Head Golf Professional at the Edison Club in Rexford, is playing a golf marathon to raise funds to support this worthy cause. Brad says he is going to take the course from dawn to dusk to play 300 holes of golf to raise money and "...display my commitment to these families who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms." Brad's goal is to raise $25,000 to provide 5 full scholarships and you can help him hit that goal by making a donation for every hole he plays on Wednesday or by making a flat donation on his event's website.
Now if you think you recognize Brad, you may also know him from one of his other passions: playing guitar and singing in one of our favorite local Country bands, Big Sky Country. One of the amazing things that always has remained consistent in my 20+ years working in Country is those who love the music are typically always first in line to give back to their neighbors or help others in some way. You and everyone in GNA Nation have proven this time and time again, and Brad is another shining example of that.
It's pretty cool how Brad is taking doing something he loves and turning it into something bigger by raising money for Folds of Honor scholarships. And hey, 300 holes of golf in one session is no easy feat! Sounds like another cause that is worthy of your support.