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 2023 honorees on the 17th and 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 2022, the tournament donated over $125,000 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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Albertsons Vons Pavilions
Andy Gump
City National Bank
Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company
Curci Fund
Helton Law Group, APC

Lyon Air Museum
Martin Aviation
Newport Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Main Line Marketing and Management, LLC

RightSourcing by Magnit
Tech Sergeant Jack Kushner Foundation


Bob & Terry Callahan in honor of Marine Corps aviators Colonel Norman G. Ewers and Captain “Jack” Callahan
California Commercial Real Estate Services & Healthwest Realty Advisors
Dick and Hyla Bertea
D.J. Scheffler & Nye, Inc., in honor of Alan Thompson, United States Marine Corps
E3 Consulting Corporation
Harbor Distributing – Corona Premier
Kaufman Hall
Lighthouse Treatment Center
Linda and Steve Borowski
Mary and Dick Allen

Nikols Mortgage Fund
Newport Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery
Park West Companies
Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling
Rosenberg and Pick, A Law Corporation
Steven Velkei
The Martell Family
W. Brown & Associates Insurance Services, LLC
Winslow Maxwell Charitable Trust

As of 03/07/2023

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