Glenmorangie teams with Birdies for the Brave® to honor area military members and their families during the Waste Management Phoenix Open
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Glenmorangie, premium makers of single malt Scotch whisky, helped show support and appreciation to military members and their families during last week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community by raising funds for Birdies for the Brave through its sponsorship of the Birdies & Eagles Hole presented by Glenmorangie. On Saturday and Sunday of tournament week, Glenmorangie made a donation to Birdies for the Brave for every birdie and eagle made by PGA TOUR players on the No. 18 hole of TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course. In all, a total of 21 birdies were made on the hole.
The program was one of four Birdies & Eagles Holes presented by Glenmorangie that will raise funds for military charities during PGA TOUR tournaments in 2016.
“We are thrilled to work in partnership with Birdies for the Brave to help honor and express our sincere gratitude to military members and their families,” said Moet Hennessy USA Brand Director for Glenmorangie, Maxime Balay. “It’s the very least we can do for those who selflessly put their lives on the line every day to ensure our freedom and keep us safe.”
The Birdies & Eagles hole was just one of the many military outreach and appreciation activities that took place during the WMPO thanks to the generosity of the tournament, the TOUR, the Thunderbirds and Birdies for the Brave corporate partners. On Tuesday of tournament week, 35 military moms-to-be from Luke Air Force Base and the Arizona National Guard were honored during an Operation Shower/Birdies for the Brave group baby shower in the Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost presented by PRO EM also located on No. 18. Humanitarian, philanthropist and military mom Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Senator John McCain and national spokesperson for Blue Star Moms, spoke during the event, which was emceed by local news broadcaster Andrea Robinson. Other special guests included Chief Master Sergeant Mitchell Brush, Senior Enlisted Advisor for the National Guard Bureau, and his wife, Mrs. Blaire Brush.
On Wednesday, WMPO and Birdies for the Brave provided an opportunity for 20 military members from Luke Air Force Base and Davis Monthan Air Force Base to caddie for TOUR players on No. 18 during the Pro-Am. All week long, active duty and Reserve military members, military retirees, National Guard members, non-retired veterans, and first responders had the opportunity to enjoy complimentary admission, along with complimentary hospitality in the Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost presented by PRO EM. And on Friday, Glenmorangie continued to show appreciation to our military while raising funds for Birdies for the Brave by hosting a scotch tasting event and putting contest at Luke Air Force Base. For every putt made by military members, a donation was made to Birdies for the Brave.
In addition to the activities taking place during tournament week, on Wednesday, February 17, Birdies for the Brave will team up with the Waste Management Phoenix Open, BestCompaniesAZ and Career Connectors to present Arizona’s 2nd Annual Military Career Event from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at North Baptist Church, located at 5757 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix. The event is designed to provide employment opportunities for veterans, Reservists and National Guard members and their significant others.