ProAm Golf Tournament helps families of fallen or disabled military heroes with scholarship funds
PRESS RELEASE: Earlier this fall, MedTrakRx, a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) and division of EnvisionRxOptions, and Tria Health, a chronic condition management company, hosted the seventh annual Folds of Honor ProAm Golf Tournament at Milburn Country Club in Overland Park, Kan. This year’s event raised more than $90,000 to fund educational scholarships for children and spouses of our fallen or disabled military heroes.
Folds of Honor, established in 2007, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to families of America’s fallen or disabled service members in an effort to provide hope and healing. Of the 1-million-plus dependents adversely affected by military deployments, nearly nine out of 10 do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance.
MedTrakRx has been supporting Folds of Honor since the establishment of the Kansas City chapter in 2012, hosting an annual ProAm golf tournament to benefit this worthwhile organization. With the support of partners and sponsors from around the country, including MedTrakRx’s parent company, EnvisionRxOptions, and presenting sponsors Rite Aid and WellSky, more than $500,000 has been raised for Folds of Honor over the past seven years.
During this year’s ProAm tournament, more than 100 golfers, including 27 premiere golf professionals from across the nation, took to the course to raise scholarship funds for Folds of Honor. Kelli Campbell, mother of four scholarship recipients, also attended the event sharing her story and gratitude.
“After losing Shawn, my partner, my best friend, the stronger and more patient half of our team, I had no idea what life was supposed to look like anymore. I was a Marine’s wife without her Marine and a homeschooling mom without her home,” said Campbell. “And that’s when God sent Folds of Honor.”
Campbell lost her husband, Major Shawn Campbell, in a Marine Corps helicopter collision in Hawaii on January 14, 2016. She left Hawaii with her four children—Tristan (11 years old), Kenna (eight years old), Kate (six years old) and Donovan (one year old)—and moved to Kansas City to be close to her parents.
“A Folds of Honor scholarship is about so much more than paying a bill, it’s not just tuition,” Campbell continued. “For me those scholarships restored my hope for my children’s futures. And the ripple effects of one single scholarship never end. When I realized I could afford to enroll my kids at Whitefield Academy, I had this tiny bit of light shed on our future. I didn’t even know at the time if we were going to stay in Kansas City, but Folds of Honor handed me an anchor. One step at a time, we found a home near the school, we found a church near our home, we found friends, sports, music. We started a new life I believe Shawn is proud of.
“Not everyone is called to serve in uniform, but I believe we are all called to serve in some fashion. Your attendance here today honors my husband and families like mine. By supporting Folds of Honor, this is what you’re investing in,” Campbell concluded. “Young people who will grow up to be world-changers. You are telling children like mine that you see them, that you recognize the sacrifice they didn’t sign up for.”
MedTrakRx and Tria Health are honored to help raise funds to educate the families of America’s fallen and wounded heroes through the Folds of Honor organization.