KILLINGTON TO OFFER $39 GOLF, SHOTGUN START FOR PATRIOT GOLF DAY SEPTEMBER 7

08/28/2009

Media Contact:

Tom Horrocks
Communications & Public Relations Manager
802.422.6237
thorrocks@killington.com

 




 

KILLINGTON, Vt. – Killington Golf Course is teaming up with The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association to participate in the third annual Patriot Golf Day on Labor Day, September 7.

Killington will offer 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun starts on Labor Day at a special rate of $39, which includes greens fees, cart and a $10 donation to the Folds of Honor Foundation. The Folds of Honor Foundation provides deserving military families with educational support and opportunities, including post-secondary educational scholarships to the spouses and children of service members disabled or killed as a result of their military service to our great nation.

Golfers can register for Killington’s Patriot Golf Day by calling the pro shop at (802) 422-6700 or by visiting www.KillingtonGolf.com. Only 100 slots are available for the 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun starts. In addition, each golfer will also receive a free roundtrip K-1 Gondola ticket.

The Folds of Honor Foundation's primary fundraiser is Patriot Golf Day, the largest grassroots golf platform in the country. With the support of the PGA of America and USGA, Patriot Golf Day has generated over $3 million from more than 3,700 golf courses in just two years.

The inaugural Patriot Golf Day was held Sept. 1, 2007, and resulted in donations of more than $1.1 million from more than 3,200 golf facilities.  In 2008, more than $2.1 million was raised at more than 3,800 golf facilities nationwide. In the last two years, more than 550 educational scholarships have been given through the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Patriot Golf Day was inspired by Major Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and USGA member from Broken Arrow, Okla.  Rooney has served three tours of duty in Iraq as an F-16 pilot in the 125th Fighter Squadron of the Oklahoma Air National Guard.

About Killington Resort
The largest winter and summer resort in eastern North America, Killington summers offer lift-served hiking and mountain biking, a championships 18-hole golf course and the Pico Mountain Adventure Center with guided horseback trips, Alpine Slides, mini golf and more. Killington winters offer the most diverse ski and snowboard terrain in the east, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world and numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options. www.Killington.com

Folds of Honor Foundation
The Folds of Honor Foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation. (Foldsofhonor.org)

The PGA of America
Since 1916, The PGA of America's mission has been twofold; to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, the Association enables PGA Professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable golf promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.

About the USGA
The USGA is the national governing body of golf in the USA and Mexico, a combined territory that includes more than half the world's golfers and golf courses. The Association's most visible role is played out each season in conducting 13 national championships, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Senior Open. Ten additional USGA national championships are exclusively for amateurs, and include the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Women's Amateur.  The USGA also writes the Rules of Golf, conducts equipment testing, provides expert course maintenance consultations, funds research for better turf and a better environment, maintains a Handicap System and administers an ongoing "For the Good of the Game" grants program, which has allocated more than $65 million over 13 years to successful programs that bring the game's values to youths from disadvantaged backgrounds and people with disabilities. For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.

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