HE’S AN AUTHOR – In 2020, Dan Rooney launched a new series on Fox Nation. He hosts Fly Into The Wind and travels across America flying his own plane to interview athletes and celebrities. The show’s purpose is to provide real-life advice on how to overcome challenges and engineer a resilient spirit. The show is in conjunction with a new book by the same title, Fly Into The Wind, How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness on Your Ascent to Greatness.
HE’S A GOLF COURSE FOUNDER – Rooney is a Class A Member of the PGA of America. He partners with the PGA and the USGA to host Patriot Golf Day on Memorial Day weekend, the Folds of Honor’s largest national golf fundraiser. Patriot Golf Day is the nation’s largest grass roots golf event and has raised over $50 million to benefit Folds of Honor.
Lt Col Rooney is the founder of two nationally acclaimed golf courses. The Patriot, Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a Robert Trent Jones II design and the home of the Folds of Honor headquarters. In 2020, Rooney partnered with golf icon Jack Nicklaus to design and build American Dunes, Grand Haven, Michigan. American Dunes honors the birthplace of Folds of Honor while providing hope and healing to military veterans.