Newport Dunes Golf Club supports Patriot Golf Days September 3-5

Golf club was one of the nation’s top contributors to The Folds of Honor in 2010

Newport Dunes Golf Club supports Patriot Golf Days September 3-5Port Aransas, TEXAS – Newport Dunes Golf Club supports Patriot Golf Days September 3-5, 2011. Five dollars of every green fee over Labor Day weekend will be donated to the Folds of Honor Foundation, which salutes the sacrifice of fallen and disabled service members by ensuring their families are not left behind. Through scholarships and other assistance, the foundation provides healing and hope to these families and seeks to rally the nation to support of those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Last year, Newport Dunes was among the top donors in the nation to the Folds of Honor Foundation, collecting over $1,700. 

In conjunction with our Patriot Golf Day celebration, Newport Dunes will be hosting its 2nd Annual “Red, White & Blue” Scramble. The event is open to everyone and the entry fee is only $65 per person and $55 for active military. $10 if each entry fee will be donated to the Folds of Honor Foundation. To register as a team or individual, please call the golf shop at (361) 749-4653. This event will fill up fast, so call today!

Patriot Golf Day is the flagship fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides postsecondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving our great nation. On Labor Day weekend, golfers across the country are asked to add an extra dollar to their greens fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.

The inaugural Patriot Golf Day in 2007 was started by Major Dan Rooney, Founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, F-16 Pilot, PGA Professional, and USGA member. On Labor Day 2007 Rooney asked golfers to add $1 to their greens fees. His request resulted in donations of more than $1.1 million from more than 3,200 golf facilities. In the last three years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising more than $5.3 million through Patriot Golf Day events.

About Newport Dunes
Newport Dunes Golf Club is South Texas’ premier golf experience. With beautiful ocean views, abundant wildlife, friendly and professional staff, Newport Dunes is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. The golf course is surrounded by vibrant coastal foliage and embraced by an exhilarating ocean breeze. The serene landscape throughout the course and along the Gulf of Mexico is sure to invoke the senses. The true links-style design of Newport Dunes Golf Club is sure to challenge golfers of all skill levels. The wild untouched beauty of the dunes and the coastline neighboring this Arnold Palmer Signature golf course will leave a lasting impression on all who play Newport Dunes Golf Club. Newport Dunes Golf Club is professionally managed by KemperSports.

About KemperSports
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports operates golf facilities as well as athletic clubs, lodging venues and major sporting events, including nationally ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Dorado Beach Resort & Club, The Glen Club, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open. Affiliate KemperLesnik, a sports marketing, events and public relations agency, has produced and managed major national and international events, including the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational college basketball tournament. For more information, visit


2nd Annual “Red, White & Blue” Scramble

  • Where - Newport dunes Golf Club is glad to hold the 2nd annual red, white & blue scramble golf tournament.  
  • When - September 4th, 1:00pm.
  • Format - Teams will rotate from the red, white, and blue tee’s in a scramble format. We will play off all ties to determine our 2011 war along the shore champion.
  • Price -  $65 per player and $55 for active military Payout - 33% of the event purse will be paid out in gift certificates. Additionally, round of golf certificates and merchandise will be awarded to winners of the closest to the pin and long drive contests.
Patriot Golf Day
– PGA of America initiative to bring together all the PGA professionals in support of the Folds of Honor Foundation. There is a GREAT intro video on that website.
Folds of Honor Foundation – the beneficiary of the donations made during the weekend.


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