The Arizona Golf Association, The Wigwam and the Golf Coaches Association of America have partnered with the Folds of Honor Foundation to host the inaugural Patriot All-America Invitational. The 54-hole amateur event will be held Dec. 28-30 at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Ariz., and will feature current men’s collegiate golfers.
Invitations to the Patriot All-America will be primarily based on individuals earning Ping All-America honors the previous season in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as the NAIA and NJCAA Divisions I and II. Additionally, a member from the U.S. Military, Naval and Air Force academies will be invited annually as well as GCAA national award recipients, members of the most recent Palmer Cup teams and AJGA All-Americans and Toyota Junior Golf World Cup participants currently enrolled in their freshman year of college.
In cooperation with the Folds of Honor Foundation, each participant in the Patriot All-America Invitational will represent a fallen service member. Every player will receive a golf bag at the event’s opening ceremony with the name and branch of service of a fallen military member whom they represent. At the conclusion of the event, these golf bags will be auctioned, with all proceeds designated for the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military servicemen and -women killed or disabled.
“The Folds of Honor is excited to partner with the Arizona Golf Association, The Wigwam and the GCAA in an attempt to bring genuine patriotism back to Our Nation’s Universities through the benevolent nature of the game of golf,” said Maj. Dan Rooney, the Folds of Honor founder.
Information from the Golf Coaches Association of America was used in this report.