Great news today from the PGA TOUR, which always supports our active, retired and reserve military members.
Tournament officials Friday announced a variety of initiatives to honor the U.S. Armed Forces during the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, held Feb. 18-24 at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana. 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, Reserve, and military retirees and their dependents; complimentary tickets for veterans; and Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost presented by Lend Lease (US) Public Partnerships.
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, Reserve, and military retirees and their dependents with valid IDs (Monday-Sunday). Tickets are not available in advance. Military members simply present a valid CAC or Military ID at the main entrance gate in order to gain entry to Accenture Match Play Championship.
New this year, a limited number of complimentary tickets are available to non-retired military veterans. Tickets can be obtained through the Veteran Tickets Foundation by visiting www.vettix.org
In addition, the Accenture Match Play Championship is hosting Military Appreciation Day on Feb. 22. 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 the U.S. Air Force.
Throughout the week, military will be welcomed into the Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost presented by Lend Lease (US) Community Fund, with support from O’Rielly Chevrolet, Tucson Appliance 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. Beverages are provided by Pepsi.