Patriot Sporting Challenge (PSC) was organized in 2017 to aid in benefiting the families of those served by the Folds of Honor Foundation. Folds of Honor is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which provides scholarships to the families of fallen or severely wounded American military. Each year 4 person teams have challenged for the rights of being the overall Lake Fork Challenge champions by golfing at The Links at Land’s End, a world class golf course adjacent to Lake Fork in Northeast Texas, and fishing for largemouth bass in Lake Fork, a world-famous bass lake. Thanks to PSC’s numerous Partners, Medal and other Sponsors, local businesses and restaurants, and with the help of many community volunteers, $407,000 has already been donated to the Folds of Honor Foundation for scholarships from the first four events. PSC is an all-volunteer organization headed by the Board of Directors pictured here.
Garry Schnabel, Executive Director
Previously served as Events Director & Chairman, Central Texas Water Coalition, in Austin, TX, and past Chairman of Water Equality for Texans, a political action group. Garry is now retired after 32 years in the position of pharmaceutical Sales Director and is also a retired military veteran.
After having several management positions in the industrial/ manufacturing environment and golf course industry, Wayne Caldwell owned his own consulting business as well as managing a high-end hunting club. He is currently semi-retired and working with Heroes Ranch in Quitman, a non-profit recreational retreat pro-viding outdoor family adventures and fellowship for our military and first responder heroes.
Married with two children and three grandchildren, Wayne’s focus now is to give back to people, as he has been blessed greatly by so many in his life.
President of The Sporting Club at Land’s End (AKA The Links at Land’s End), and President of Strategic Healthcare Initiatives, Inc., with over 40 years of experience developing regional and national healthcare strategy.
A one-time pitching prospect for the Atlanta Braves, LTC (Ret) Cody Roberson enlisted in the US Army in 1992. A highly decorated veteran with multiple tours in combat and over 25 years of service to his country, Roberson now has a passion for serving those who serve or served and their children. After 17 years of founding & leading ArmyBassAngler’s organization, he is now the Executive Director of the Board of Directors for both their foundation and Fishing For Freedom’s board.
Brad was an executive in the mining and heavy construction equipment industry, spanning 6 continents and 57 countries over three plus decades. In addition to serving on corporate and industry association boards during his career, he also spent several years as an elected member of the Board of Trustees in a public school district in East Texas. Brad is a strong supporter of our military and first responders, a proponent of continued education and comes from a family with multiple siblings involved with public schools and education foundations.
Born and raised in Northeast Texas, Hunter Smith comes from a family with numerous service members and first responders. He is currently General Manager of The Links at Land’s End and served as an Executive Advisor to the Patriot Sporting Challenge board prior to joining the Board of Directors.
Christopher P. Stanton
Christopher P. Stanton is a native to North Texas. He completed his undergraduate degree in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of North Texas in May 1990. He earned a MBA with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University in June 2002.
His career has ranged from aviation early in his career to senior management roles in a high net-worth family office in Dallas. Since 2014, he has served as Executive Director for The John and Bonnie Strauss Foundation in Plano, Texas.