New Selfridge Valor Cup to Honor Female Veterans in Golf Event with LPGA Volvik Stars
HARRISON TOWNSHIP – The Selfridge Valor Cup, a unique new golf experience, is inviting female military veterans to play golf with the world’s best female professionals just before the LPGA Volvik Championship is played in Michigan the week of May 22-28.
The LPGA Volvik Championship and the Eisenhower Center have partnered to create the special event to help raise awareness for the needs of female military veterans.
“Eisenhower Center is proud to offer this opportunity and touch the lives of the women who have served our country through our philosophy of Quiet Strength,” Eisenhower President John Cornack said.
The Selfridge Valor Cup pro-am golf outing is planned for Monday, May 22, at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base Golf Course near Mt. Clemens to kick off the tournament week. The LPGA Volvik Championship is being played Thursday, May 25, through Sunday, May 28, at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor. For more information on the tournament go to www.volviklpga.com.
The Valor Cup festivities will start at 11 a.m. that Monday with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start for the golf and a 5 p.m. dinner and awards program following.
High-ranking military officials are expected to attend the Valor Cup and celebrate the partnership of the LPGA Volvik Championship, Selfridge ANGB and the Eisenhower Center.
“The Eisenhower Center is one of the nation’s leading treatment centers for PTSD and TBI for our Veterans,” said Brigadier General Richard Miller (Ret) representing the Eisenhower Center. “We are proud to partner with the Volvik Championship and LPGA to honor our female veterans. The Eisenhower Center is privileged to give our female veterans a day of recognition.”
Female military veterans interested in playing should contact the Eisenhower Center during business hours at 734-677-0070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Spots are limited.
The U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal’s Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation division runs the 18-hole Selfridge golf course. It was established in the late 1940s and is situated at the southeast end of the base flight line. A $2.6 million renovation project in October 1997 resulted in a full-service golf facility, including a practice facility.
Media Contact for Valor Cup: Marty Booher (616) 291-5834. Marty.email@example.com