On September 8th, The Patriots Group of Southern Arizona held an event which was hosted by Tubac and raised $20,687.07 in funds that will go to the Folds of Honor Foundation, which was a 33% increase in the funds raised in 2011, no small feat in a tough economic environment! In 2011 the funds generated by the event at Tubac was ranked in the top 10% in the country. As of January 1st 2012 the Folds of Honor Foundation has awarded over $3.7 million and 2600 scholarships. In 2011 the Patriots Golf Group of Southern Arizona requested that all proceeds from there event go to a recipient in Arizona.
The Folds of Honor Foundation responded to this request by awarding scholarship assistance to Thyiena Mendez from Sierra Vista Arizona, who is currently a junior at the University of Arizona. Her father was killed in Iraq by an improvised explosive device in 1996. Both Thyiena and her sister Cheyenne were in attendance at this year’s event. Thyiena spoke to the golfers and organizers, expressing her thanks for the financial assistance and explained just how much it meant to her and her family.