Jan 2, 2024


[Decatur, IL, January 2, 2024] – The Amateur Players Tour (APT) is proud to announce a significant milestone in its philanthropic efforts for the year 2023. Embodying the spirit of camaraderie and charity, the APT has successfully raised $100,000 for Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the families of fallen or disabled service members and first responders.

Founded in 2007, Folds of Honor has been a beacon of hope and support, offering life-changing scholarships to over 51,000 spouses and children of America’s heroes. The organization’s mission is a commitment to honor the sacrifice and educate the legacy of America’s fallen and disabled military and first responders, ensuring their families are not forgotten. Their efforts have been acknowledged with the Candid Platinum Seal and a 4/4 stars ranking on Charity Navigator, with 91 cents of every dollar donated going directly to supporting scholarships .

This year, the Amateur Players Tour introduced a new initiative, enabling players to become Folds of Honor Partners. This partnership included a direct contribution of $75 from each membership towards Folds of Honor, alongside various perks for the members. The enthusiastic response from the APT community not only highlights their dedication to the sport but also their commitment to making a meaningful impact on society. By surpassing their initial goal of $75,000 and reaching a remarkable $100,000 in donations, the APT has set a new standard for charitable efforts within the golf community .

The funds raised will play a crucial role in advancing the mission of Folds of Honor, helping to empower and educate individuals from diverse backgrounds. A total of 45 percent of Folds’ recipients are minorities. The APT’s contribution is a testament to the power of collective effort and the positive impact the sporting community can have on the lives of those who have made tremendous sacrifices for the nation.

“We are very grateful to the APT team and its players for this life-changing contribution,” said Lt Col Dan Rooney, founder and CEO of Folds of Honor. “The individuals that facilitate APT events and the participants have made a positive educational impact to those who need and deserve our help. This gift will make a real difference in the number of scholarships we can provide.” 

The Amateur Players Tour extends its heartfelt gratitude to all its members and partners who contributed to this noble cause. As the APT continues to grow and foster a spirit of community and giving, this achievement serves as a milestone in their journey, inspiring further charitable endeavors in the future.

About the Amateur Players Tour:

The Amateur Players Tour is a premier golf tour for amateur players, offering a competitive and friendly environment for golf enthusiasts of all levels. With a focus on promoting the sport and fostering a sense of community, the APT also prioritizes charitable initiatives, contributing to various causes that make a difference in society.

About Folds of Honor 

Folds of Honor is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of US military service members and first responders who have fallen or been disabled while serving our country and communities. Our educational scholarships support private school tuition or tutoring in grades K-12, tuition for college, technical or trade school and post-graduate work, including a master’s degree, doctorate, or professional program. Funds for a second bachelor’s degree or trade/technical program certification are also available. Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded over 51,000 scholarships totaling about $240 million in all 50 states. Among the students served, 45 percent are minorities. It is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and Platinum on Candid. It was founded by Lt Col Dan Rooney, the only-ever F-16 fighter pilot (with three combat tours in Iraq) and PGA Professional. He is currently stationed at Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship visit foldsofhonor.org

For more information, contact:

Chris Isom


(217) 853-4413 This press release aims to highlight the commendable achievement of the Amateur Players Tour in supporting Folds of Honor, underscoring the impact of their charitable efforts and the significance of the cause they are supporting.