Expanded military ticketing offers; Navy flyover during Military Appreciation Day
Tournament officials announced a variety of initiatives to honor the U.S. Armed Forces during the 2012 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, held February 20-26 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona. This year’s activities will once again be part of Birdies for the Brave, a military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR. Outreach includes a Military Appreciation Day; free admission to the tournament for all active, retired and Reserve military personnel and their dependents; discounted tickets for veterans; and a Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost proudly supported by Tucson Appliance Company, O’Rielly Chevrolet and Pepsi.
As is the policy at many PGA TOUR events, the Accenture Match Play Championship is proud to continue the tradition of offering complimentary admission for active duty, retired and Reserve military personnel and their dependents with valid IDs (Monday-Sunday). Free tickets can be downloaded by visiting www.birdiesfothebrave.org and following the link for “Ticketing.” A valid CAC or Military ID must be presented with the ticket at the gate in order to gain entry to Accenture Match Play Championship.
New this year, veterans may purchase discounted tickets through the Veterans Advantage program for just $20. Information can also be found at www.birdiesforthebrave.org and clicking on Ticketing or www.worldgolfchampionships.com and click on Tickets.
In addition, the Accenture Match Play Championship is hosting Military Appreciation Day on Friday, February 24. The day will include a ceremony at 10:15 a.m. between the clubhouse and practice facility featuring a color guard, the National Anthem and a flyover by US Navy VFA-86 based out of NAS Lemoore.
Throughout the week, military will be welcomed into the Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost proudly supported by Tucson Appliance Company, O’Rielly Chevrolet and Pepsi. The structure, which is open Wednesday through Sunday to all military and their families, is located between the 14th tee box and 17th green and will offer military members free refreshments and a place to relax during the tournament. Food is provided by Chick-fil-A, Hooters, Boston’s, Nature Valley, Jelly Belly and Blue Bell Ice Cream and beverages are provided by Pepsi.