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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Blue Angels Foundation

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U.S. Navy Memorial

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2022 MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY SPONSORS

FOUR-STAR

THREE-STAR

TWO-STAR

Albertsons Vons Pavilions
Andy Gump
ATTAC Group, Inc.
The Beall Family Foundation
City National Bank
Commonwealth Land Title
Curci Fund

HealthTrust
Helton Law Group
Lyon Air Museum
Main Line Marketing and Management, LLC
RightSourcing
RSM

ONE-STAR

Mary and Dick Allen
Aristotle Capital Management, LLC
Arize Corporation
Dick and Hyla Bertea
Bob & Terry Callahan in Honor of John F. “Jack” Callahan U.S. Marine Corps
California Commercial Real Estate Services and Healthwest
Corona Premier
CorVel

Kaufman Hall
Park West Companies
Purell Healthcare
D.J. Scheffler & Nye, Inc. in honor of Alan Thompson, United States Marine Corps
Scott S. Pollard Trustee of the Winslow Maxwell Charitable Trust
W. Brown & Associates in Honor of William W. Brown, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Steve Velkei

As of 03/06/2022

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