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For the second consecutive year, Golf Channel will air an hour-long feature during Veteran's Day week on The Patriot Cup, a golf event benefiting families of our nation's fallen and disabled service members. The Patriot Cup presented by Budweiser and the Folds of Honor Foundation premieres tonight, Nov. 12, at 9 p.m. ET.
Taped over 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) versus the Fly Boys (Air Force).
Hosted by Rich Lerner with on-course commentary by David Feherty, the special combines event footage of golfers including Rickie Fowler, Tom Lehman, Gary Woodland, Corey Pavin and Peter Jacobsen with feature stories from Folds of Honor scholarship recipients.
"The Patriot Cup is a true celebration of God, country and the game of golf," said Major Dan Rooney. "It is amazing to see how the greatest golfers in the world and celebrities like Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts and Craig T. Nelson are so appreciative of the opportunity to give back to the families who have given so much. We look forward to sharing these stories with viewers of Golf Channel throughout the Veterans Day week."
Golf Channel will broadcast The Patriot Cup special at the following days and times during Veterans Day week:
Monday, November 12: 9 p.m. ET
Tuesday, November 13: 12 a.m. (Monday Night) & 3 p.m. ET
Wednesday, November 14: 12 p.m. ET
Friday, November 16: 6 a.m. ET
Saturday, November 17: 8 a.m. ET
Sunday, November 18: 10:30 p.m. ET
Monday, November 19: 2 a.m. ET (Sunday Night)
The Patriot Cup broadcast was supported by Budweiser. HNS Sports Group provided event management and broadcast development. The show was produced by Back 9 Productions, a leader in golf television production.
The Folds of Honor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to empower deserving military families by providing educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation.
There are more than one million dependents of fallen and wounded military service men and women from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts alone, and 87 percent do not qualify for federal educational assistance. Since its inception, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 3,600 educational scholarships internationally and in all 50 states. More information can be found at www.foldsofhonor.org.
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