Pay tribute to two fallen service members this spring.
The HBU men’s and women’s golf teams will participate in the Folds of Honor Tribute Program this spring, head coach David Shuster announced. “This is such a great honor for our program to be able to pay tribute to two fine American gentleman who gave their lives defending our country, as well as bring awareness to all our military and their daily sacrifices,” Shuster said. “Their service has allowed our kids to get a good education and grow up in society feeling safe, and we are certainly proud to be able to recognize these individuals and what they stand for.” The Huskies will pay homage to two servicemen, Staff Sergeant Charles Clayton Mitts (Army) and Lance Corporal Shane Martin (Marine Corps), who gave their lives in the line of duty and hail from the Greater Houston area, by baring their names on two individual golf bags that will be carried by a member of the HBU lineup at each tournament throughout the season. The bags display the name, rank and branch of service of the deceased. “This program allows America’s best and brightest student-athletes to shine a light on the significance of sacrifices made by our nation’s military service men and women,” said Fold of Honor founder Major Dan Rooney. “It gives them the opportunity to acknowledge and then reciprocate those losses through financial support of Folds of Honor and its scholarship recipients. The Folds of Honor Military Tribute Program ensures that participating teams and their institutions continue to leave no family behind.” Folds of Honor, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to empower deserving military families, provides educational scholarships and other assistance for the children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation. Folds of Honor is supported by the Golf Coaches Association of America and Women’s Golf Coaches Association.