University of Alabama Sophomore Cory Whitsett won the inaugural Patriot All-America Tournament in Phoenix on Dec. 30, 2011. Each player carried a bag with a fallen heroes name from the area they are from or attend school. Cory’s bag had Mark’s name on it.
We have heard from Cory’s coach, Jay Seawell, and his dad. They expressed their appreciation for Mark’s service and sacrifice. Coach Seawell told us what an excellent person and student Cory is. We appreciate him representing Mark and the University of Alabama so well.
Not only was Mark represented, but many fallen heroes – each represented by a commemorative PING bag bearing their name. The bags will be auctioned off to benefit the families of fallen heroes thru Folds of Honor.
We look forward to meeting Cory and hopefully getting a picture of the bag with Mark’s name.
You can read more about this tournament and Folds of Honor by clicking HERE.
And HERE is an article on the Patriot All-America site.