OSWEGO, New York – The Folds of Honor Golf Tournament, scheduled for this upcoming Monday, September 28th at the Oswego Country Club received a significant contribution this past week from Wayne Drugs and Oswego-native and golf professional David Branshaw.
According to the Oswego Country ClubÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Head Golf Professional Jon Fowler, they received a $2,500 donation from Bob Branshaw, owner of Wayne Drugs, and an additional $2,500 from his son, David, a golf professional presently on the Nationwide Tour.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are extremely grateful to Wayne Drugs, the Branshaw family, and David, for their considerable support of the Folds of Honor event scheduled for Monday,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Fowler. Ã¢â‚¬Å“They have been a strong part of this community for years, and their contribution to this wonderful cause and event is tremendous.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The inaugural tournament will benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation, a charitable organization with a mission to empower deserving military families with educational support and opportunities.Ã‚Â They provide educational scholarships to the spouses and children of service members disabled or killed as a result of military service.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“David has a lot of fans in this community and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re proud of his golfing efforts as he continues to work hard to once again attain his PGA tour status,Ã¢â‚¬Â Fowler added. Ã¢â‚¬Å“HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a hero to so many, and this outreach shows yet again the character heÃ‚Â maintains and shares with his father, Bob, mother, Sue, and his siblings.Ã¢â‚¬Â
According to the Bob Branshaw the Folds of Honor Foundation and the tournamentÃ‚Â was important to him and his family.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our family has always been strong supporters of the military men and women in this country, and the commitment and honor they represent,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam conflict, and understood the hardships that came with a military family.
Registration for the four-person captain-n-crew tournament starts at 10:30 a.m. and a shotgun start begins at Noon. The cost is $70 per person or $280 per team, and the field is limited to 36 teams. Persons interested in participating should sign up immediately at the Pro Shop or call (315) 343-1941. The golf tournament is open to the public and includes golf, cart, food, prizes, a commemorative gift, on-course games, and more.
For additional information or to make a donation to the Folds of Honor Foundation visit their website at www.foldsofhonor.com.
Oswego Country Club is an incorporated, member-owned, non-profit organization located on West River Road in Oswego.Ã‚Â Established in 1897, it is among the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s oldest country clubs. To learn more about the Oswego Country Club, please call (315) 343-1941 or visit them on the web at www.oswegocountryclub.com.