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Launched in 2017 and now with over 4 million downloads, Sports Spectrum's podcast features stories on the intersection of sports and faith. Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano, new conversations drop 3 times each week.
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Mar 26, 2021

Lt. Col Dan Rooney is a former collegiate golfer at the University of Kansas who commissioned as an officer in the Air Force where he is now the only-ever fighter pilot/PGA professional. He is a Class A member of the PGA of America and also is an F-16 fighter pilot. He was honored with the Spirit of Attack award as a top graduate of F-16 training and is a two-time recipient of the Top Gun award. He completed three combat tours of duty in Iraq and is a decorated aviator. 

He is also the founder and CEO of Folds of Honor, a foundation providing educational scholarships for the families of fallen military members. In 13 years, Folds of Honor has awarded over 29,000 scholarships worth over $130 million. 

Rooney released his new book "Fly Into the Wind: How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness on Your Ascent to Greatness" in November 2020. His first book "A Patriot's Calling: My Life as an F-16 Fighter Pilot " released in February of 2020. 

Today on the podcast, Lt. Col Dan Rooney shares his incredible story of being a fighter pilot and a PGA tour pro, why his purpose is to glorify God in all that he does, his best moment on the golf course and the craziest thing he's ver experienced as a fighter pilot. 

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