Vets get in free at The Ally Challenge

GRAND BLANC — Tournament officials recently announced complimentary admission to The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren is available to members of the United States Armed Forces (Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, and Retirees) and veterans.

“We are thrilled to offer members of our nation’s armed forces and veterans the ability to attend The Ally Challenge for free,” said Tournament Director Chris Coffman. “Giving back to those that defend this great nation is truly an honor. The Dow VETerans DEN was well received last year and the tournament is proud to once again provide this very special group of individuals access to an exclusive hospitality venue on the golf course that features a new structure and upgraded location.”

U.S. Armed Forces and veteran admission to the tournament includes access to the newly updated Dow VETerans DEN now located in a new structure on the 18th green at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. Guests will enjoy premium golf viewing and complimentary snacks and beverages. The Dow VETerans DEN is open daily from Thursday afternoon, starting at 12 p.m., through Sunday’s final round of competition.

“Dow (www.dow.com) is excited to once again partner with The Ally Challenge to create the VetDen, a welcoming environment for members of the armed forces, veterans, and people with disabilities to enjoy the tournament,” said Jane Palmieri, Executive Sponsor of Dow’s Veteran Network. “At Dow, inclusion and diversity are part of our DNA and we excel by hiring employees with differing experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. We are committed to helping each employee grow and develop as part of an inclusive global network and encourage our employees to bring that inclusive environment into the community. Our 2019 VetDen is supported and staffed by employee volunteers from two of our company’s Employee Resource Groups, DEN (Disability Employee Network) and VetNet (Veteran Network).” Learn more at www.dow.com/en-us/careers/working-at-dow/ diversity-and-inclusion#

Below are the available U.S. Armed Forces and Veteran ticket options. For tickets and additional information visit: birdiesforthebrave.sheerid.com/ally-2018/.

Active Duty, National Guard, Military Reserve Service Members, Military Retirees and Military Veterans, receive two complimentary tickets for each day of the tournament, Thursday – Sunday.

Please note that a valid Department of Defense issued ID or photo ID must be provided along with a Military ticket voucher. This special offer extends to family members and dependents of approved Active Duty, National Guard, Military Reserve Service Members, Military Retirees and Military Veterans. Please note that fans 17 and under are admitted free of charge with a ticketed adult.

The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, Sept. 9-15, will be one of the premier Regular Season events on PGA TOUR Champions in 2019, which will give way to the third-annual Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs—a season-ending, three tournament series used to determine the Tour’s season-long champion.

All three rounds of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren will be broadcast on Golf Channel.

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