Interested in an inspiring and fun way to help veterans in your community? Join our Tee It Up for the Troops – Bunker Hills Longest Day of Golf for the Troops event! This local military charity event is held at Bunker Hills Country Club in Coon Rapids, MN. Our events are meant to be fun, while at the same time always remembering the sacrifices our military heroes and their families make daily. Tee It Up for the Troops combines an exciting golf event with an inspiring opening ceremony and tribute to our nation and military and ends the day with a rousing reception and auction to raise more funds for our American heroes. Sponsors, other golfers and veterans enjoy a day on the golf course together and then an exciting reception supporting our veterans and their families.
Did you know that according to VA officials the overall rate of suicides among veterans has held steady at around 22 a day for roughly a decade, but researchers are seeing a troubling increase in the rate of younger veterans taking their lives? The change from battlefront to homefront can be particularly challenging for combat veterans, who often are working through war related PTSD, depression, anxiety and more. Our support for these American Heroes should never end once they come home from war. Corporate and individual sponsorships and donations are needed to help more combat warriors overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty. Proceeds from this local military charity event go to many local veteran service organizations and national programs like the Tee It Up for the Troops outreach program, “REUNION,” where combat veterans are reunited with their comrades from the battlefield.
It’s time to help our veterans get back on course! You can help our veterans by joining us at our Tee It Up for the Troops – Bunker Hills Longest Day of Golf for the Troops event and give thanks to all those who have served us with such honor! To register, sponsor or donate to this local military charity event, please reach out to us via the contact information below:
Contact InformationPat Reis firstname.lastname@example.org 612-636-3905
“The Longest Day” was a famous book and movie (starring John Wayne) honoring those who fought for our freedom on D-Day (June 6, 1944). On Friday, June 15 (one of the longest days of the year), Bunker Hills Golf Club is hosting the Fifth Annual Longest Day of Golf for the Troops. Golfers will Tee It Up for the Troops at the crack of dawn, and play until sundown to raise money for Tee It Up for the Troops and their partner charitable organizations serving the needs of fallen and disabled veterans and their families.
Entry Package Includes (your entry fee is $300 or more in fundraising raised & paid by June 12):
- At least 54-holes of golf (our golfers finished 60+ holes last year), including carts (refreshed every 27 holes). Golfers can enter as a foursome, or as individuals or twosomes that we will pair up, and we play a fun two-player scramble format throughout the day.
- Coffee and bagels will be provided at check-in (6:15 a.m. check-in, 6:40 a.m. start).
- Lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the day.
- Player gift for each golfer.
If you are interested in participating in the Longest Day of Golf for the Troops, there are 2 different ways to raise funds from friends, family and coworkers (which will count towards your entry fee and incentive prizes):
1. Download this form which you can use to sign up friends and family to sponsor you and make pledges.
2. Create an online account and join our fundraising team – We’ve created an online team where you can set up an account and have your friends and family sponsor you online.
Don’t live near the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area? Please go to our National Longest Day of Golf page to learn how you can golf and raise money on the longest day of the year at your favorite golf course.