Folds of Honor and Green Beret Foundation honor donors

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Photo above: Holding the flag left to right in back: Steve Dietz and Dave Luzzi, Dataw Island Residents. Front from left to right: Dave Britton, Dataw Island Golf Director; Chris Fearn, Dataw Island Assistant Golf Pro; Susan Blackburn and Col. Glenn Blackburn, retired Army Col. who presented the awards on behalf of the Green Beret Foundation; George Beck, Dataw Island Golf Association President.

Dataw Island and Assistant Golf Professional Chris Fearn were honored by the Folds of Honor Foundation and the Green Beret Foundation recently for making charitable donations in excess of $30,000 in 2015.

At the 2016 Dataw Island Golf Association Breakfast this morning, Col. Glenn Blackburn, representing the Folds of Honor and the Green Beret foundations, announced that for the fifth year in a row, Dataw Island has been designated a top 100 supporter of the Folds of Honor Foundation — a foundation that provides educational support to spouses and children of American’s fallen and wounded soldiers.

“We are humbled and honored to be recognized,” Dave Britton, Dataw Island Golf Director said.

Mr. Blackburn went on to present plaques to Chris Fearn, Chris Fearn’s parents, and Dataw Island in recognition of a Golf Marathon Fearn hosted at Dataw Island in November of 2015 that raised $19,186 for the Green Beret Foundation.

“The Green Beret Foundation is such a worthy cause,” Fearn said. “They work to provide support to wounded, fallen and their families. I am honored to have been able to put on this golf marathon, grateful for all the support I received at Dataw and looking forward to doing it again this year!”

The Green Beret Foundation will be placing a duplicate of the plaque given to Fearn at their headquarters in honor of Dataw Island and Fearn’s accomplishment.