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Honoring those who bravely serve and protect the United States

April 15, 2019

Zurich honors servicemembers and first responders at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Zurich honors those who have bravely served and protected our country.

Zurich, the PGA TOUR and the Fore!Kids Foundation are committed to honoring veterans, active-duty military, military reservists, military retirees, police officers, fire fighters and EMTs by providing complimentary tickets to the Zurich Classic on April 22 – 28, 2019.

Tickets can be obtained by registering on the Zurich Classic website or by showing proper ID at TPC Louisiana. Zurich has also donated 100 weekly ground tickets to Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix), a foundation that provides event tickets to currently serving military, veterans and their families, as well as immediate family of troops killed in action.

Four American heroes will join Zurich from The Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA), a non-profit organization that provides rehabilitative golf programs, experiences, and family inclusive golf opportunities for post 9/11 wounded war veterans.

  • Joe Bennett – Purple Heart Recipient from Kingwood, TX
  • Michael Edds – Purple Heart Recipient from Leesville, LA
  • Scott Allen – Corporal United States Marine Corps was an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter from Mt. Airy, MD
  • Sgt. DeWitt T. Osborne III, US Army (Ret.) from Washington, DC

These brave individuals will have the opportunity to go inside the ropes as military pin flag attendants on hole 17 on Saturday, April 27.

Also, watch military personnel from the U.S. Armed Forces receive the opportunity to caddie for PGA TOUR players during the Pro-Am on Wednesday, April 24.

challenge coinsSelect members of Zurich’s employee resource group, Veteran Engagement Team at Zurich (VETZ), will attend the 2019 Zurich Classic. They will be on the lookout for military personnel at the tournament, recognizable by the camouflage lanyards they’ll receive on arrival, to thank them for their service with a challenge coin. Historically, challenge coins were presented by unit commanders in recognition of a special achievement by a member of the unit. Today, they are also exchanged in recognition of visits to an organization.

For the third year in a row, Zurich’s focus on veterans has been recognized as a Best Employer for Veterans by Military Times.


Media interested in learning more, contact Jennifer Schneider of the Media & Public Relations team.