OWASSO, Okla., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf Channel will air "The Patriot Cup presented by Budweiser," a golf event hosted by Folds of Honor to support the families of our nation's fallen and disabled service members. A 90-minute extended special will air tonight (Monday) at 8 p.m. EST, with 60-minute features to air throughout the week and into December.
Filmed during Memorial Day weekend at The Patriot Golf Course in Owasso, Okla., The Patriot Cup paired top PGA TOUR players, Champions Tour players and celebrities with members of the military in a Ryder Cup-style match pitting the Ground Pounders (Army/Marines/Navy), captained by Tom Lehman, against the Fly Boys (Air Force), captained by Corey Pavin.
The special, hosted by Morning Drive anchor Gary Williams with on-course commentary from David Feherty, will combine footage of featured golfers Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson, Bo Van Pelt and Gary Woodland and participating celebrities Craig T. Nelson and Dierks Bentley along with stories from Folds of Honor scholarship recipients.
"Each year, The Patriot Cup brings together the golf and celebrity realms to play alongside and celebrate our American heroes," said Major Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor founder. "We're honored to continue sharing this event and inspirational stories from our scholarship recipients with viewers during Veterans Day week and beyond."
Golf Channel is scheduled to broadcast The Patriot Cup special on the following days and times:
- Monday, Nov. 11: 8 p.m. EST
- Tuesday, Nov. 12: 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. EST
- Wednesday, Nov. 13: 2 a.m. EST
- Wednesday, Nov. 20: 3 p.m. EST
- Saturday, Nov. 30: 10:30 a.m. EST
- Thursday, Dec. 12: 11:30 p.m. EST
- Thursday, Dec. 19: 1 p.m. EST
Folds of Honor is a charitable organization with a mission to empower military families by providing educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our country.
Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 5,000 educational scholarships to meet an ongoing need in our country. As of January 2012, more than one million dependents have been affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of these, 87 percent do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. For more information or to make a donation, visit FoldsofHonor.org.
Contact: Mike Alday, [email protected], 615-791-1535
SOURCE Folds of Honor