Folds of Honor Tennessee announces their 3rd annual Celebrity Golf Tournament at The Governors Club in Brentwood TN on July 31st with a 9am foursome team registration and 11am shotgun start. Participants join forces with Folds of Honor to support their noble mission of providing opportunities to the families of our nation’s injured, fallen veterans and first responders in the form of educational scholarships. Raising $324,000 in last year’s tournament, this event brings together some of Nashville’s prestigious celebrities and recognizable business professionals emphasizing fun while fundraising. Register your team HERE, spots are selling quickly.
Confirmed celebrity players include Bailey Zimmerman, John Crist, John Schneider, Jordan Davis, Jameson Rodgers, Melissa Joan Hart and Raelynn with more to be announced.
Executive Director of Folds of Honor Tennessee Jenner Kreifels, stated, Our Celebrity Golf Tournament is an event I look forward to every year at The Governors Club. It’s such a fun day bringing together corporate America with our friends in sports and entertainment for a day of fundraising on the course. We aim to have the reputation as the most fun golf tournament in the city.”
Executive Board President of Folds of Honor Tennessee Matt Frauenshuh, added, “It is truly amazing to see all of the companies who are represented out at The Governors Club in support of the Folds of Honor mission. The past two years, this tournament has raised over 60 life changing scholarships. Our goal is to keep growing year after year.”
The event schedule is as following:
9:00 Registration/Grab ‘n Go breakfast/Range Open
10:30 Opening Ceremony
11:00 Shotgun start
4:30 Dinner Buffet and Silent Auction Open
5:30 Guest Speaker and Live Auction
It began with Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney’s flight home from his second tour of duty in Iraq. An F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, he became painfully aware of the realities families face when a loved one in uniform is fallen or disabled. As his flight landed, the pilot announced they carried the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin on board. Lt. Colonel Rooney watched as Corporal Bucklin’s twin brother walked somberly alongside the flag-covered casket to meet his family on the tarmac. Among them was the deceased Corporal’s young son, Jacob. Since that night, Lt Col Rooney has committed his life – through the Folds of Honor – to provide scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. Jacob Bucklin became the first Folds of Honor scholarship recipient in 2007.