BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives of Golf Academy of America, the world's largest and longest-running two-year golf career college, announced that teams consisting of military veteran students and alumni from each of its five campuses will be playing all-day golf marathons on Monday, Nov. 12 to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
The 2012 Golf Academy of America Patriots Under Par Golf Marathon will begin at dawn at five golf courses across the country, where teams of three or four students will set out to play as many holes as they can in daylight hours. Everyone is encouraged to pledge a certain amount of money per hole each group plays or make a dedicated donation to the Wounded Warrior Project on behalf of Golf Academy of America.
"Around 30 percent of our student body across our five campuses have military backgrounds, having served in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines," said Mike Largent, president of Golf Academy of America. "We are so grateful to them for their years of service to our country. To commemorate Veterans Day, we can think of no better way to express our gratitude than to undertake to raise money for our friends at the Wounded Warrior Project, knowing how much good they do every day."
These golf marathons will take place at the following golf courses. For more information on how to support Wounded Warrior Project through Golf Academy of America, contact:
- River Oaks Plantation, Myrtle Beach, S.C.: (843) 236-2222
- Wekiva Golf Club, Longwood (Orlando), Fla.: (407) 862-5113
- Luna Vista Golf Course, Dallas, Texas: (214) 670-6322
- Western Skies Golf Club, Gilbert (Phoenix), Ariz.: (480) 545-8542
- Marine Memorial Golf Course, Camp Pendleton (San Diego), Calif: (760) 725-4756
For more information about the Patriots Under Par Golf Marathon, visit www.GolfAcademy.edu or call (800) 342-7342.
SOURCE Golf Academy of America