IN THE NEWS
Patriot Foundation has received press coverage from numerous publications over the years. Click on article title to read full text.
As a part of our 35th anniversary year, Taste of the South will be supporting military and veterans based charities. This year’s featured charity is the Patriot Foundation, located in Pinehurst, NC. Established in 2003, the Patriot Foundation is an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit committed to providing college scholarships to children of servicemen and women who have been killed, wounded, or injured since 9/11.
"The Patriot Foundation donated $525,000 to charities that help families of fallen and wounded soldiers Saturday night during a dinner at Pine Needles Conference Center.
But the benefits go well beyond the money these families receive -- the majority of which provide college scholarships for the children of those soldiers." - David Sinclair
"Since its founding in 2003, the Patriot Foundation has provided more than $4 million to charities, including the All American Strategic Response Force; Airborne Scholarship Association; U.S. Army Special Operations Command Soldier, Family & Command Support Association; Joint Special Operations Association and Screaming Eagle Foundation."
Military editor Drew Brooks can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org 486-3567.
GOLFERS GIVING BACK
PATRIOT FOUNDATION FEATURED IN BOOK: GOLFERS GIVING BACK - Joel Zuckerman
The book is a compilation of organizations that do good works using golf as a fundraising vehicle.
Members from the Patriot Foundation visited Fort Bragg on June 25 and received a tour of post.
Patriot Foundation work is featured in two articles.
Once again the Patriot Foundation capped its 10th annual fundraising golf weekend with a celebratory banquet, handing out hundreds of thousands of dollars to help military families placed in need by the death or injury of a soldier.
Every year it's the same story.
The Patriot Foundation - headed by Chuck Deloet, a local retired Navy captain - raises more money and helps more military families devastated by wartime loss. Sometimes it's a soldier so badly wounded that continued service has to end and transitions to civilian life begin. Sometimes it's the children of an American whose life was lost in some faraway battle. This year, the top soldier came to Pinehurst to pay tribute to the foundation, accept an honor and praise the nation's warriors. Gen. Ray Odierno, U.S. Army chief of staff, spoke Friday night at the foundation's ninth annual Soldiers Appreciation Dinner at the National Golf Club. He helped distribute checks totaling $500,000 to five military charities.
The Patriot Foundation works year round to raise this money, and continues to come up with other ways to aid those serving in the military.