JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Johns Creek Veterans Association is looking for recruits – in this case, pro-veteran sponsors and players for its March 24 golf tournament for the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk.
“This is an opportunity for golfers to play their favorite game and honor their countrymen who served. By helping us raise money,” said Wayne Kidd, JCVA president, “the Memorial Walk will be a contemplative place for visitors to reflect on the sacrifices of America’s military personnel and their families. It will also serve as a focal point for patriotic activities for the city of Johns Creek.”
The inaugural Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk Golf Tournament at the Standard Club offers a number of options for sponsors.
At the top end is the $10,000 title sponsorship, which includes a banner, three foursomes for the tournament, with one to four private tournaments later and an engraved paver at the Memorial Walk. Other sponsorship opportunities are listed at $5,000, $3,000, $1,500 and $500, and provide various levels of benefits. All proceeds benefit the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk being built at Newtown Park.
Teams play in foursomes, and the field is limited to the first 25 teams that register. The tournament will use a shamble format in which all players tee off and the best drive is chosen as the starting point for the entire team. The team score is the best ball of the team. Mulligan tickets are available.
The tournament also offers fun competition, such as contests for putting and longest drive, as well as four hole-in-ones, three for automobiles as prizes.
Entry is $700 per team or $175 per player. Golfers receive a box lunch on carts, two drink tickets per player, dinner, a Standard Club shirt and prizes. Players can sign up individually.
The Veterans Memorial Walk will feature an entrance plaza with flags of all military branches, a gazebo, benches and memorials for each major conflict dating from World War I. A groundbreaking ceremony for the project was held Nov. 9, 2013, with an expected completion date of Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
For information about tournament sponsorships, call Warren Tobin at 770-880-1711.
WHAT: Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk Golf Tournament
WHERE: The Standard Club, 6230 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek
WHO: Johns Creek Veterans Association
WHEN: March 24
COST: $700 per team or $175 per player. All proceeds go to the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk, a tribute to area veterans at Newtown Park
INFORMATION: To play, call Scott Curiel at 770-497-1920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Player and team applications at www.JohnsCreekGA.gov.