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Empowering Futures: The Inspiring Story of Folds of Honor

April 26, 2024

On May 17, 2024, South Seas will host the first annual South Seas Tarpon Tournament to benefit local scholarship recipients through Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen or disabled service members and first responders.


The Origins of Folds of Honor

Meeting sacrifice with hope since 2007, Folds of Honor has become a beacon of support for the families of America’s fallen or disabled military personnel, now further extending its mission to include the families of first responders.

The organization’s origins can be traced to a poignant moment in the life of Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, during his flight home from his second tour of duty in Iraq.

As Dan’s flight landed, he witnessed the solemn scene of Corporal Brock Bucklin’s remains being carried on board. The sight of Corporal Bucklin’s twin brother accompanying the flag-draped casket, alongside his young son Jacob, left an indelible mark on Dan.

It was this moment that inspired him to dedicate his life to rallying patriotic Americans and providing hope to families facing the difficult realities of military service.


Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney


Life-Changing Scholarships

Since its inception, Folds of Honor has been committed to providing life-changing educational scholarships. With over 52,000 scholarships awarded since 2007, the impact of Folds of Honor is profound, offering a glimmer of hope and opportunity to those who have sacrificed so much for their country.



The Movement for a Brighter Future

Folds of Honor has evolved from a vision into a movement, driven by the belief that courage and determination have the power to unlock a brighter future. The families supported by Folds of Honor serve as a sobering reminder of the high cost of freedom and the resilience of the human spirit.

Folds of Honor stands as a testament to the power of hope, honor, and solidarity. By honoring the sacrifices of America’s heroes and empowering their families through education, Folds of Honor is making a tangible difference in the lives of those who have given so much for their country.



2024 South Seas Tarpon Tournament

As we ready our reels for a day of fun and philanthropy in support of Folds of Honor, we honor the legacy of those who have served and ensure that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.


South Seas Tarpon Tournament

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