ABC recently hosted a golf tournament to benefit Folds of Honor, a charitable organization that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members
. The event,
held the week of May 8 just outside Washington, D.C., brought in more than $200,000 from ABC and nearly 20 member companies.
Folds of Honor already has awarded nearly 13,000 scholarships of $5,000 each since 2007, and it is poised to change the lives of another 40 military families thanks to the ABC tournament. Moved by the incredible work of the Folds of Honor organization, 13 foursomes featuring ABC member companies, local PGA pros, Folds of Honor representatives and Capitol Hill staffers hit the links at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Md.
“We've never had an inaugural event be in the top five in the nation for fundraising,” says Tony Biata, PGA member and vice president of Patriot Golf Day, which helps organize fundraisers for Folds of Honor. “We are so grateful, and we are going to take this money and pay it forward.”
“ABC has come on board to do something very powerful. We’re raising money for our military families and to make sure nobody gets left behind on the field of battle,” says Folds of Honor Senior Vice President Major Ed Pulido, whose book, Warrior for Freedom, documents the challenges he faced after sustaining serious injuries from a roadside bomb in Iraq. “For individuals who sacrificed their lives and their limbs, and those who come back traumatically changed, we have a vested interest in taking care of them and their families.”