MIDDLETOWN – Tee Off For Our Patriots Golf Classic will be held Monday, Aug. 11, at Navesink Country Club, 50 Luffburrow Lane.
Registration and a buffet luncheon will begin at 11 a.m. Tim McLoone will kick off the event at 12:30 p.m. and introduce the military heroes present. “The Star-Spangled Banner” will be sung and a color guard ceremony will immediately precede the tee off at 1 p.m. There will be military installations on display at the event from various branches of the military. MHA will ask an active duty service member or veteran to play with foursomes, if requested.
Golfers will play 18 holes on the Navesink Country Club championship course and various contests, including a hole-in-one chance to win a new car from World Jeep. After the tournament, golfers and guests will be able to attend a cocktail reception with hors d’oeurvres, complimentary beverages, a live and silent auction, awards and live music provided by Jody Joseph. Golfers and guests will watch a military challenge shoot-out on the 18th hole adjacent to the cocktail reception.
The cost is $1,300 for a foursome and $325 for an individual registration, which includes the cocktail reception. The cost for an individual ticket to the reception is $75. Tickets for the 50/50 will be sold in advance and at the event with the drawing to be held during the reception.
The opportunity to sponsor a “Patriot to Play” is also available.
The benefit will help the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHA) bring attention to the challenges faced by military personnel, veterans and their families. There is an urgent need to encourage returning soldiers to seek early intervention and treatment for any symptoms that may be related, but not limited to depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and substance abuse. MHA’s objective is to ensure that returning soldiers and their family members are helped.