Military Appreciation Day

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About Military Appreciation Day

The Hoag Classic is proud to host Military Appreciation Day Saturday of tournament weekend. Since 2015. The event has grown into one of the highlights of tournament week. On this day all active duty, military reserve, national guard, military retirees and veterans receive complimentary admission and food service for themselves and a guest.

Each year the Hoag Classic selects individuals who have distinguished themselves within our country and community. This year, we will honor those heroes by introducing our selected 2024 honorees on the  18th hole in between the final groups on Saturday. A military charity presentation will take place on the 18th Green immediately following play. These individuals are then added to the Colonel Norman G. Ewers Military Wall of Honor, which pays special tribute to our honorees in perpetuity.

The tournament also donates to numerous military charities. Our partnering organizations include the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and the Blue Angels Foundation. In 2023, the tournament donated over $80,000 to our partner organizations including the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the Blue Angels Foundation, United States Navy Memorial, and the Heart of a Lion Foundation. Each year the program continues to grow with the support of our many corporate partners.

Military Charities

Through Military Appreciation Day, the Hoag Classic is dedicated to helping local military charities. Click the links below to learn more about some of the local charities we partner with.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

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U.S. Navy Memorial

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Andy Gump
City National Bank
Commonwealth National Commercial Services
Curci Companies
Helton Law Group, APC
Lyon Air Museum
Main Line Marketing and Management, LLC

Martin Aviation
McCarthy Building Companies
Newport Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Pinnacle Communities LLC
Tech Sergeant Jack Kushner Foundation
The Martell Family in Honor of Paul Folino


Bob & Terry Callahan in Honor of Marine Corps aviators Colonel Norman G. Ewers and Captain “Jack” Callahan
California Boiler Inc.
California Commercial
Cigna Healthcare
CorVel Corporation
D.J. Scheffler & Nye, Inc., in honor of Alan Thompson, United States Marine Corps
E3 Consulting Corp
Evergreen International Group Inc.
Harbor Distributing – Corona Premier
Kaufman Hall

Klinedinst, PC
Lighthouse Treatment Center
Linda and Steve Borowski
Park West
Property Prep Services
Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling
Rosenberg and Pick, A Law Corporation
Steven Velkei and Jhamal Robinson
Winslow Maxwell Charitable Trust

As of 0/15/2024

If you have any questions or want to get involved in Military Appreciation Day at the Hoag Classic, please contact Allie Layne at or call the tournament office at (949) 660-1001