Tempur-Pedic joins PGA TOUR player Hunter Mahan and Deutsche Bank Championship in honoring military members and their families
NORTON, Mass – As U.S. military members around the world help Americans sleep more soundly by keeping our country safe and free, Tempur-Pedic® wants to make sure their efforts do not go unnoticed. During this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston, Tempur-Pedic has teamed up with PGA TOUR player Hunter Mahan and Birdies for the Brave to help bring awareness for #BeyondVeteransDay – a movement aimed at recognizing and showing gratitude to military veterans throughout the year, and not just on Veterans Day. Mahan, a long-time supporter of our military and a Birdies for the Brave TOUR player supporter, has been encouraging tournament fans all week to use the hashtag #BeyondVeteransDay to thank a veteran on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. For every 100 hashtags used, Tempur-Pedic will donate a mattress to a deserving veteran this year. So far, more than 10 mattresses have been donated this week.
In addition, Mahan participated in a military care package event in the Kids Zone at TPC Boston on Thursday, where he joined volunteers, military ambassadors and fellow PGA TOUR players Brendan Steele and Sean O’Hair in helping to put together packages of personal care items, gifts and necessities for military personnel stationed overseas. The program was part of Tempur-Pedic’s ongoing commitment to active duty military members, veterans and their families. Thus far, the brand has donated more than 30,000 mattresses to worthy non-profit organizations, including charities that support active duty military members, veterans and their families.
“I am privileged to work alongside Tempur-Pedic – the official mattress of the Deutsche Bank Championship – to help give back to veterans who have given so much to our country,” said Mahan. “Through their service and sacrifice, these veterans allow us to sleep safely at night; now it’s our turn to support them every day, not just on Veterans Day. I hope everyone will join me in sharing words of appreciation to our veterans using the hashtag #BeyondVeteransDay.”
Today, Friday, Mahan will be signing autographs and meeting military members and their families in the Deutsche Bank Championship Military Patriots’ Outpost Presented by Tempur-Pedic – a military-exclusive hospitality chalet located on the No. 17 tee at TPC Boston. Open from Wednesday through Monday of tournament week, the Outpost will provide military guests with complimentary food and beverages and a relaxing venue for watching all of the tournament action while sharing camaraderie with other military personnel.
To make sure as many military members and their families as possible can enjoy the tournament, the Deutsche Bank Championship has been providing complimentary admission for active duty and Reserve military members, military retirees, National Guard members and their dependents all week, thanks to supporting sponsorship by Quicken Loans. Qualified military members may visit https://birdiesforthebrave.sheerid.com to log on, have their military status verified, and download military ticket vouchers. Complimentary military tickets are limited to two tickets per person each day. In addition, veterans may receive 25 percent off daily grounds tickets.
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