YSU and ROTC Team Up to Support Folds of Honor Foundation

YSU Women's Golf at the YSU ROTC Golf Outing
YSU Women's Golf at the YSU ROTC Golf Outing

The Youngstown State women's golf program took part in the YSU ROTC Golf Outing this past weekend at Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club in Warren, Ohio. The participants were able to raise over $1,000 for the Folds of Honor Foundation in honor of fallen U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ashley I. White-Stumpf. White-Stumpf was killed in Afghanistan in October of 2011.

YSU has been committed to working with the Folds of Honor to help those in need. For the fifth consecutive year, the Youngstown State women's golf team is participating in The Folds of Honor Military Tribute Program. The program recognizes a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who was killed or disabled while on Active Duty. Last season, Megan Creager and Katlyn Shutt were selected to carry a golf bag that honored White-Stumpf. The team has auctioned off the bag each year with the funds donated to the Folds of Honor Foundation. Over the past four years, they have raised over $3,000 through the auctions.

The Folds of Honor Military Tribute Program was founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 pilot who served three tours in Iraq. This foundation was started to give back to spouses, children and loved ones of soldiers killed or disabled while serving our country. More than 60,000 soldiers have been killed or disabled in the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. As of January 2015, one-million plus dependents have been adversely affected by multiple deployments and 90 percent do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. Folds of Honor seeks to meet this need by providing annual educational scholarships to the military families of those who have been killed or disabled while in active duty.

White-Stumpf's actions exemplify the highest commitment to duty, honor and country. A graduate of Marlington High School and nearby Kent State University, she sadly left behind her parents, Robert and Deborah, twin sister, Brittany, brother, Josh and husband, Cpt. Jason Stumpf.

For more information on how to support the program, contact Head Coach Nate Miklos at nmiklos@ysu.edu

Learn more about The Folds of Honor Foundation

Read about Ashley I. White-Stumpf