Red shirts at Greencastle Golf Club will benefit families of wounded soldiers

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Greencastle Golf Club has launched Red Shirt Fridays to benefit wounded military veterans and fallen service member families through the Folds of Honor Foundation. The program will run through Friday, Sept. 2 of the Labor Day weekend.

“We are proud to announce Greencastle Golf Club is participating in this initiative to contribute to the Folds of Honor Foundation and its Patriot Golf Day campaign,” said Mike Porter, general manager of Greencastle Golf Club.

“All staff members will wear red shirts on Friday in honor of service members and their families. For all golfers wearing a red shirt, Greencastle will donate $5 on standard rates to Folds of Honor.

Greencastle will also offer a 15 percent discount on all red soft goods purchased from the Pro Shop on Red Shirt Fridays to benefit the foundation. In addition, we will also be accepting direct donations to Folds of Honor as part of the Patriot Golf Day. The Folds of Honor Foundation, that Greencastle, Spirit Golf, and the PGA support, helps the families of fallen and wounded service members, so that no one is forgotten on the battlefield. What could be a better time to honor our service members than the celebration of the founding of our country on the Fourth of July? Greencastle is privileged to be able to support our nation’s heroes and their families, and to give back,” stated Porter.

“It is with great honor and privilege that I recognize Spirit Golf in their promotion of Red Shirt Fridays. In doing this, Spirit Golf not only memorializes the sacrifice made by soldiers of our great nation, but also contributes to the legacy of their families. Proceeds from discounts on rounds of golf and red apparel will benefit the Spirit Golf Patriot Golf Day campaign,” said Major Dan Rooney, CEO/Founder, The Folds of Honor Foundation.

“It is this spirit of patriotism and humility that keeps our freedoms alive, and brings meaning to the Folds of Honor Foundation’s mission. Our relationship with Spirit Golf is a great example of force multiplication. This type of support makes permanent changes in the lives and families of our service members. For this, we are incredibly grateful,” added Rooney.

For more information on Greencastle Golf Club, visit GreencastleGolf.com, and on Folds of Honor, visit FoldsOfHonor.org

About Greencastle Golf Club

Greencastle Golf Club is located in Greencastle on over 200 acres of pastoral, rolling terrain with breathtaking views of a relaxed, rural atmosphere. The Par 72 layout measures nearly 6,900 yards from the championship tees, featuring spacious putting surfaces and lush fairways to challenge golfers of all levels and abilities. The stone and wood clubhouse with wrap-around deck and large stone fireplace offers a comfortable home like feeling following a round, where guests can enjoy food and drinks from the club’s bar and grille. Greencastle Golf Club is a Spirit Golf managed property.

About Folds of Honor

Headquartered in Owasso, Okla., Folds of Honor provides support to children and spouses of fallen and wounded service members across this great country. Folds of Honor is primarily known for our founder and CEO, Major Dan Rooney, as well as our grassroots marketing initiative, Patriot Golf Day. Folds of Honor is a generational foundation dedicated to giving back to the families of our nation’s heroes. Through the support of great American companies and patriotic individuals, the organization is ensuring that no family is left behind on the field of battle.