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Dan Rooney's Yankee Moment

August 30, 2009

The New York Yankees paid tribute to Maj. Dan Rooney and the Folds of Honor Foundation at a ceremony this weekend at Yankee Stadium. Rooney, who has flown three tours of duty in Iraq, is the founder of Patriot Golf Day, which takes place at courses around the country on Labor Day weekend and benefits the surviving families of veterans killed or disabled serving their country. Rooney helped raise about $2.5 million last year (up from $1 million in year one) and he aims to make a similar jump this year.


Make a donation to Folds of Honor and participate in Patriot Golf Day. Can't think of a better reason to play golf this coming weekend.

--Bob Carney

Photo of Maj. Dan Rooney, his wife Jacqy, Johnny Damon, Maj. Ed Pulido, Mrs. Ed (Karen) Pulido, Kaitlin and Kinsley Pulido (both recipients of grants from the foundation) and Ginny Creveling, President and COO of Folds of Honor Foundation.