Patriots tee off for charity

Patriots tee off for charity

EUGENE, Ore. -- A military color guard alongside caddies with clubs is a sight not often seen on top 100-rated golf course. However the combination could be found at Patriot Golf Day at the Eugene Country Club on Monday.

The Eugene Country Club joined golf courses across the nation by hosting a PGA sponsored charity to raise money for the "Folds of Honor" foundation. The Patriot Golf Day is five years old and raises scholarship money for the children of fallen soldiers.

The active service members got out on the course to play a round on the Eugene Country Club course. Every foursome had one service member or reservist. For Retired U.S. Army Colonel Kelley Beckley this was a chance not only a chance to play the game, but to recognize the sacrifices of service men and women as well.

"This is the kind of activity that perhaps will raise the profile of the military here. Help people understand the sacrifices that our active duty and Guard and reserve make every day." said Colonel Beckley.

All in all, Labor Day at the Eugene Country Club was a place where humvees and golf carts made the perfect twosome.

Nationwide, the Patriot Golf Day tournaments have raised nearly $13,000,000 for military family scholarships.