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Stallings, THE NORTHERN TRUST visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to host golf clinic, spend time with members of the armed forces
PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY –In honor of May serving as Military Appreciation Month, three-time PGA TOUR winner Scott Stallings, in conjunction with THE NORTHERN TRUST, visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Trenton, New Jersey, to host a golf clinic, express gratitude to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces for their service and take part in several tours and demonstrations.
“To see a base of this size with every branch of the military is unique,” said Stallings. “They all work in unison, and [this] gives us a glimpse of why we have the opportunities that we do.”
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is the United States Department of Defense's first joint base and the only joint base that consolidated Air Force, Army, and Navy installations, with the 87th Air Base Wing serving as the host wing. The base is spread across more than 42,000 acres and supports more than 80 mission partners and 40 mission commanders.
Members of THE NORTHERN TRUST tournament team also took part in the tours and demonstrations to better understand the base’s activities and the work that its men and women do on a daily basis. THE NORTHERN TRUST, the first of four events in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs, will host the top-125 players at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey, from August 21-26, 2018 as they compete to advance in the standings and be crowned the season’s FedExCup champion.
The event will continue its tradition of paying tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, whereby all active duty, Reserve, National Guard members and military retirees, along with registered dependents, will receive complimentary admission each day of the tournament, Tuesday through Sunday. In addition, veterans may receive up to two (2) complimentary tickets for each day, Tuesday – Sunday.
“To bring the military to a PGA TOUR event and to have the opportunity to say thank you is something that is near and dear to my heart and something that I want to make a priority,” Stallings also said on Friday.
“One of the key goals of THE NORTHERN TRUST is to continually say thank you to the men and women who selflessly serve our country and fight for our freedom,” said Julie Tyson, PGA TOUR Senior Vice President, Championship Management – New York and Executive Director of THE NORTHERN TRUST. “Touring the base and taking part in demonstrations last Friday with my tournament team opened our eyes to the hard work, dedication and daily sacrifices military members and their families make, and we want to honor their service at THE NORTHERN TRUST by making their tournament experiences extremely special and memorable.”
Military members, veterans and their families are also invited to experience the Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost presented by United Rentals, a military exclusive hospitality venue located on the 16th hole. Originally created by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, Birdies for the Brave is a national military outreach initiative supported by the PGA TOUR which is dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation to the courageous men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Veterans and their families who attend THE NORTHERN TRUST can enjoy complimentary food and beverages at the outpost, all while enjoying the tournament action from some of the best seats on the course.
In conjunction with Birdies for the Brave, THE NORTHERN TRUST will host several events for military members during tournament week, including the Birdies for the Brave Military Caddie Program, where active duty service members from local military bases can serve as caddies for PGA TOUR players on one hole during the pro-am. Additionally, through the TOUR’s partnership with the non-profit K9s For Warriors, THE NORTHERN TRUST will host a K9s for Warriors Adopt-A-Service Dog Donation, a presentation ceremony sponsored by Stryker in which a service dog will be presented to K9s For Warriors for a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury.
· THE NORTHERN TRUST: Visit THENORTHERNTRUST.com/military to get verified and download military tickets. Fans are encouraged to follow THE NORTHERN TRUST on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
· Birdies for the Brave: Visit www.birdiesforthebrave.org or follow them on Facebook.
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