By Jessica Hoover
The Indiana Chapter of Folds of Honor is partnering with Fuzzy’s Vodka to host the Indiana Patriot Shootout Kickoff on the second floor of Top Golf from 5 to 8 p.m. July 22. Folds of Honor’s mission is to “honor the sacrifice and educate the legacy” of fallen and disabled soldiers, according to Indiana Chapter President Mike Daggett.
“When military members are deployed and pay the ultimate sacrifice, the family has to totally rebuild their lives,” Daggett said. “So, we provide educational scholarships to families of soldiers that were killed or severely wounded in action.”
Folds of Honor has annually provided more than $20 million in K-12 and college scholarships to the soldiers’ spouses and children. The Indiana Patriot Shootout Kickoff raises money for those scholarships and raises awareness for the organization. Tickets are $25 for a child and $55 for an adult. The cost includes food, drinks and golf. There also will be a guest speaker.
“We’ll have Major Ed Pulido, who is a combat wounded veteran and amputee,” Daggett said. “He’ll be coming and talking a little bit about his story. His children are scholarship recipients.”
The following morning on July 23, the organization is hosting the Indiana Patriot Shootout at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel.
Daggett said he hopes the event will help people understand the importance of honoring the legacy of fallen and disabled soldiers.
“When a boy or a girl may never play catch with their dad again or may never get tucked into bed by them again, we just want to take care of them. We will leave no family behind,” Daggett said. “It’s our patriotic duty to give to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.”
For tickets, visit indiana.foldsofhonor.org/events/patriot-shootout-kick-off-top-golf/. For more about the Indiana Chapter of Folds of Honor, visit FOHIN.org.