It is our privilege to announce that proceeds from The Armed Services Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & 5K will be donated to the "local" (Grand Haven/Michigan) chapter of Folds of Honor. Founded in 2007 by Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves who served 3 tours in Iraq, the Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization rated a "4-star" charity by Charity Navigator and "Platinum" on GuideStar, that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women that have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed services. These educational scholarships support private educational tuition, tutoring for children in grades K-12 and higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents.
Folds of Honor is proud to have a cumulative average ratio of 86% of every dollar raised going to their scholarship program. In the 2018 - 2019 academic year, the Michigan chapter of Folds of Honor provided 79 scholarships totaling $377,200. Nationally, in 2018, Folds of Honor awarded approximately 4000 educational scholarships.
The Armed Services Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & 5K event is honored and humbled to stand with Folds of Honor in respectfully acknowledging and serving spouses and children of our fallen and disabled service-men and women that served to protect our American freedom. Please watch our video to see and hear about the history and mission of The Folds of Honor:
For more information and possibly further support Folds of Honor, please click on their logo: