The Honda Classic will pay tribute to South Florida active duty military personnel, reservists, dependents and veterans in 2012 with free admission throughout the PGA TOUR event and a new hospitality deck on the 17th hole dedicated to their private use.
The Military Appreciation Pavilion will be a 2,500 square-foot structure presented by Wells Fargo and Dazskal Bolton that will provide the reservists, dependents and veterans with covered seating, open sightlines to the action at The Honda Classic's signature 17th hole, as well as food and beverage provided by Brio, The Bistro, Burger Bar, Joseph's Classic Market and Nick's Tomatoe Pie.
During the Kenny G Gold Pro-Am presented by Tire Kingdom on Wednesday February 29, wounded warriors will be caddying for the PGA TOUR pros on the 17th hole.
On Saturday March 3, the pin at No. 17 will be red, white and blue and military personnel will tend the flag throughout the day.
There are 115,000 veterans in Palm Beach County alone, the second largest amount of any county in Florida, which is why The Honda Classic decided to participate in a PGA TOUR outreach program to honor military personnel.
"We are extremely proud to be able to offer the Military this special private hospitality experience," said Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth R. Kennerly. "As it is called the Military Appreciation Pavilion, the program is to thank all Military-related people for their commitment to keeping America free. A fun day out at The Honda Classic is our way of showing our gratitude."
The Reservists and Veterans must show a government-issued ID badge or get pre-qualified by the tournament prior to tournament week. Please visit our United technologies Patriots Outpost page for more details.