Rolling Hills sponsors Folds of Honor Challenge

The “Folds of Honor Challenge,” a pro-am golf event that supports the Folds of Honor Foundation and its mission to provide educational scholarships for children and spouses of American military service men and women killed or disabled while serving their country, will take place Monday, Aug. 5, at Rolling Hills Country Club on Hurlbutt Street.

The event will include a golf tournament, silent auction and special ceremony with presentations by Folds of Honor recipients, as well as a gala dinner. The golf format will consist of five-person teams including one military golfer, a PGA professional and three Folds of Honor donors. All proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarships to the dependents of fallen or disabled soldiers.

According to the foundation, as of Jan. 1, 2012, more than one million dependents have been adversely affected by multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 87% of the dependents affected by the recent wars do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. To date, more than 2,600 scholarships have been awarded by Folds of Honor Foundation.

This is the only Folds of Honor fund-raiser in Fairfield County. The Inaugural Rolling Hills Folds of Honor event in 2012 raised more than $35,000, with substantially more expected to be raised this year. In addition, the Met PGA has honored Rolling Hills head golf pro Ray Ford with the 2013 Met PGA Patriot Award for his work to encourage the Rolling Hills membership to support Folds of Honor.