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Posted on Mar 18, 2013 in Stuff We Like

BIRDIES FOR THE BRAVE 2013 Honors Men and Women in Uniform

By Media Release

Armchair General received the following media release about an annual event that aims to honor and assist current military personnel and veterans.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – Continuing a PGA TOUR tradition of honoring men and women in uniform, THE PLAYERS Championship today unveiled a full slate of activities and programs that will take place during the 2013 event as part of Birdies for the Brave, a military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR. Highlighting the military appreciation activities in the tradition of years past, THE PLAYERS announced, along with Capitol Records Nashville, that country music star Dierks Bentley will give a special performance on Wednesday, May 8, during Military Appreciation Day, as the tournament returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 6-12.


On Wednesday, May 8, multi-platinum–selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will be a part of the Military Appreciation Day ceremony, this year themed, “A Salute to the United States Navy.”  The program on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn will include pageantry by military personnel, performance by the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, as well as remarks from PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem and other dignitaries.

Bentley has forged his own brand of country music, combining classic country songwriting, influences of bluegrass instrumentation and the energy of rock ’n’ roll in a way that have garnered 11 GRAMMY nominations.

In addition to the performance, THE PLAYERS will provide all active duty, retired, and Reserve military personnel along with their dependents with complimentary admission to the tournament all week. THE PLAYERS also offers discounted admission to veterans.  Military members who are interested in the complimentary admission should go to PGATOUR.COM/THE PLAYERS and click on the ticket link for instructions about how to gain complimentary access to the tournament, which is a different process than the past. Non-career military veterans should also log on to PGATOUR.COM/THE PLAYERS and find instructions about how to obtain discounted tickets to the tournament.

More information about THE PLAYERS is available at PGATOUR.COM/theplayers.