During the 2015-16 season, George Fox University’s women’s golf team will honor a fallen soldier.
The team will honor Mark Jennings Daily, a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army who was killed in Iraq in 2007 at the age of 23. After his death, Daily was awarded a purple heart and bronze star medal for his service. To honor Daily, at each tournament the team plays, one member will carry a golf bag with the name of Mark Jennings Daily written on it.
The George Fox women’s golf team is participating in the Folds of Honor Military Tribute Program. The program gives college golf teams the opportunity to honor a fallen or injured military service member through a golf bag displaying his or her name, rank, and branch of service.
Folds of Honor is a charity that provides scholarships and assistance to the families of military personnel killed or disabled during service. The charity partnered with the Golf Coaches Association of America and the Women’s Golf Coaches Association in order to make the Folds of Honor Military Tribute program possible.
MaryJo McCloskey, coach of the women’s golf team, feels privileged to be able to participate in the program. “It is such a privilege to participate in this program and to honor Lieutenant Mark Daily,” she said. “I have always appreciated the sacrifices of our military men and women, and when I heard about the opportunity, I knew we had to participate.”