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2ND ANNUAL PATRIOT PRO-AM OF CHICAGO TO BENEFIT ILLINOIS MILITARY VETERANS AND FAMILIES THROUGH ILLINOIS PGA FOUNDATION AND FOLDS OF HONOR FOUNDATION

On Monday, October 7th, 2013 Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette, Illinois will host the 2nd Annual Patriot Pro-Am.  Groups of golfers consisting of a PGA professional, an American Armed Forces Veteran and four amateurs will compete in a unique “scramble” format playing all 18-holes with 9-holes as Par 3’s.

Proceeds from the 2013 Patriot Pro-Am of Chicago will benefit the Illinois PGA Foundation and Folds of Honor Foundation.  Beginning in 2013 the Illinois PGA Foundation will launch PGA HOPE, a program utilizing golf a vehicle to assist disabled veterans with rehabilitation and assimilation into their communities.  The Folds of Honor Foundation raises funds for post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation.

“The Illinois PGA Foundation is grateful and honored to be a part of the Patriot Pro-Am of Chicago and to work along side the Folds of Honor Foundation in offering needed assistance to our American Military heroes,” said Michael Miller, chief executive officer of the Illinois PGA Foundation.  “The amazing impact Major Dan Rooney and Folds of Honor Foundation has had on US Military families is truly inspiring.  To be a part of that effort and to work on behalf of the PGA of America in creating a PGA HOPE initiative here in the Chicago community is an honor for us and for our Illinois PGA professionals.”

Through the inaugural Patriot Pro-Am of Chicago in 2012 more than $60,000 was raised in support of Folds of Honor Foundation.  With the help and support of his members at Westmoreland Country Club, PGA Head Professional Hans Larson spearheaded the effort to create the event

For more information on the 2013 Patriot Pro-Am of Chicago contact Illinois PGA Director of Corporate Partnership and Community Relations Lauren Moy at lmoy@pgahq.com.

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