FOLDS OF HONOR
USA SPORTS TURF PARTNERS WITH FOLDS OF HONOR TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
New partnership to support spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members through educational scholarships
VENICE, Florida – (February 9, 2022) – USA Sports Turf, a new subsidiary of USA Sports, is proud to announce their company’s partnership to support Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the families of U.S. military personnel wounded or killed while serving their country.
Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney, an active F-16 pilot who served three tours in Iraq, founded Folds of Honor in 2007 when he realized the devastating realities families face when a loved one in uniform is fallen or disabled. Since then, the organization has awarded more than 29,000 scholarships totaling over $145 million in educational impact across all 50 states as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Italy, Germany, the Philippines and the United Kingdom. The program includes private financial tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education assistance for spouses and dependents.
USA Sports Turf provides installation and maintenance of synthetic turf to sports and recreation venues around the country, including golf courses, tennis centers, sports fields, playgrounds, parks, and multi-sport complexes. Made in America, USA Sports Turn joins the booming synthetic turf market, which is forecasted to reach $7 billion by 2025.
"We’re focused on creating new opportunities to give back to our local community, which is why we’re working directly with Folds of Honor as our philanthropic partner,” notes CEO and President Drew Marino. We are proud to support their motto — Honor their sacrifice. Educate their legacy."
“We are proud to work with Folds of Honor to recognize military families for their dedicated service and bravery,” remarked Mark West, Director of Sales at USA Sports Turf. “As part of our commitment, for every full size field we provide, we will donate a $5000 scholarship to Folds of Honor.”
The partnership, which began earlier this year, will continue throughout the entirety of the 2022-2023 season.
About USA Sports Turf:
Headquartered in Florida, USA Sports Turf is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art high-tech synthetic turf for athletes and adventurers of all ages. As an industry leader, USA Sports Turf is able to design/build your project complying with local municipalities, city, county and state requirements. Leveraging the $2.7 billion synthetic turf industry, USA Sports Turf provides white-glove installation of synthetic turf systems in sports fields, parks and recreation facilities, playgrounds and residential areas. For more information, visit: www.usasportsturf.biz
About Folds of Honor
Folds of Honor is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Our educational scholarships support private school tuition or tutoring in grades K-12, as well as post-secondary tuition (two-or four-year college/university, technical or trade school). Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded over 29,000 scholarships totaling over $145 million in all 50 states. Among the students served, 41 percent are minorities. It is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and Platinum on GuideStar. It was founded by Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, the only-ever F-16 fighter pilot and PGA Professional, who is currently stationed at Eglin AFB, Florida as a member of the 301st Fighter Squadron. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship visit foldsofhonor.org/.