The first public tournament in the St. Louis area to support Folds of Honor raised nearly $7,500 at the Innsbrook golf course on Monday, October 23. Folds of Honor provides scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen and wounded U.S. servicemen and women, and the money stays local if there are eligible recipients in the area.
"As we all know, freedom is not free,” said Major Ed Pulido, senior vice president of Folds of Honor. “Folds of Honor was proud to partner with Innsbrook in making sure that our nation’s heroes and their families are never left behind on the field of battle and on the homefront. Together, we made a difference by honoring the sacrifice and educating the legacy of those that have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.”
The donation total was comprised of player entry fees, sponsorships, raffles, skins game, mulligans and Innsbrook and Woods Fort staff contributions.
Innsbrook PGA Head Golf Pro Kevin Corn added, “It is a privilege and an honor to be able to provide much-needed funds to this amazing charity and the families of our nation's service members. Having an American hero like Major Ed Pulido here to share his story and the Folds of Honor mission made the day even more special. To a person, every golfer considered meeting and talking to Major Ed as the highlight of their day!”
Other supporting organizations of the Folds of Honor tournament included co-host Woods Fort Golf Course and title sponsor People’s Bank and Trust, both of Troy, Mo.
For more information and special offers, go to www.innsbrook-resort.com/golf/outings.
Innsbrook is planning to hold another Folds of Honor golf tournament in 2018.