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Free Admission for Active Duty Military, Reserves, Vets at Humana Challenge

Members of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines exit an amphibious personnel vehicle during weapons training at Twentynine Palms, Jan. 17, 2013. Banning-Beaumont Patch photo by Guy McCarthy.
Members of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines exit an amphibious personnel vehicle during weapons training at Twentynine Palms, Jan. 17, 2013. Banning-Beaumont Patch photo by Guy McCarthy.
Humana Challenge organizers are offering free admission and special accommodations for active duty military personnel, reserves and veterans, an event spokesman announced Wednesday.

Here are details from event promoters:

For the third consecutive year, the Humana Military Outpost will be the premier pavilion which hosts active duty, Reserve, and military retirees, along with their dependents, during PGA TOUR tournament play at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation from Thursday, Jan. 16 – Sunday, Jan. 19.

Introduced at the inaugural Humana Challenge in 2012, the Humana Military Outpost is an exclusive and luxurious hospitality pavilion located between the first tee and ninth green at the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA WEST and offers its guests climate-controlled, indoor seating, outdoor patio seating overlooking the golf action, and complimentary food and beverages.

In addition to extending an invitation to the Humana Military Outpost, the tournament will offer free grounds admission to all active duty, Reserve, and military retirees (with valid military identification) and their dependents throughout tournament week, Jan. 13-19.

Military members and retirees should go online to www.HumanaChallenge.com/tickets and enter promo code “Military” (within the ‘Humana Challenge Daily Tickets’ section) to receive the special Military Daily Grounds ticket. Military members must show valid military ID at the gate to gain admittance.

"We are proud to host members of our country's military at the Humana Military Outpost as our guests for the third consecutive year; they deserve the opportunity to have a fun and relaxing time while watching many of the world’s best golfers," Humana Challenge Executive Director and CEO Bob Marra said. "The Humana Military Outpost is another example of how we are carrying on the legacy of Bob Hope. His passion for this golf tournament and unwavering commitment to entertaining the troops was legendary."

The Humana Military Outpost is one element of the Humana Challenge's sustained appreciation for the United States military and is a focal point for activities when the Humana Challenge celebrates Humana Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, Jan. 18.

The 2014 Humana Challenge, the Coachella Valley's annual PGA TOUR event, is a 72-hole event and features 156 professionals playing at the Arnold Palmer and Nicklaus Private Courses at PGA WEST and La Quinta Country Club. The tournament will award the Bob Hope Memorial Trophy to its winner.

Since 1960, Desert Classic Charities, the non-profit entity that organizes the Humana Challenge, has donated more than $52 million to Eisenhower Medical Center and numerous other non-profit organizations in the Coachella Valley.

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is billed as a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. For more about Humana www.humana.com.

The Clinton Foundation is billed as a nongovernmental organization that convenes businesses, governments, other NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Learn more at www.clintonfoundation.org.

For more info about Desert Classic Charities visit http://humanachallenge.com/desert-classic-charities.
Linda Davis January 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM
I hope our military will get out & take advantage. Great going, Humana!

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