PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 28, 2018) – VIP tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Patriot All-America Invitational presented by the Valley Toyota Dealers, to be held December 29th – 31st at The Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Ariz.
Patriot All-America Invitational VIP tickets provide access to the Maverick’s Corral sponsored by Globe Corporation located next to the 18th green as well as the Maverick’s 16th hole skybox and include all-inclusive food and beverage, enhanced viewing and additional benefits such as complimentary on-course shuttle service. One-day VIP tickets are $50 each, while three-day VIP tickets sell for $100 each. In addition, those purchasing VIP tickets will receive reserved seating at the tournament’s Opening Ceremonies held on Friday, December 28th at 10:30 AM. Funds raised through VIP ticket sales will benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation as well as West Valley charities. Patriot All-America Invitational VIP tickets are available by visiting www.westvalleymavericksfoundation.org. The Patriot All-America Invitational remains free for fans to attend. Access to the Maverick’s Corral and 16th hole skybox is reserved for fans purchasing VIP tickets.
Now in its 8th year, the Patriot All-America is regarded as a top international amateur event, attracting PING All-America golfers from all three NCAA Divisions, NAIA and NJCAA rankings as well as from universities outside the United States. The Patriot All-America is a collaboration between the Arizona Golf Association, JDM Partners, The West Valley Mavericks and the Golf Coaches Association of America in partnership with the Folds of Honor Foundation. The Thunderbirds, hosts of the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, volunteer at and support the event.
Patriot All-America Invitational participants play for more than themselves or their school. Each golfer honors a fallen or severely injured soldier by carrying a golf bag bearing the name of that soldier. Before the tournament, participants receive a card with the soldier’s story, so they can be familiar with who that person was, what they represented and how they were killed or wounded in action. At the conclusion of the tournament, the golf bags are shipped to players’ schools and auctioned with all proceeds benefitting the Folds of Honor Foundation.
“The Patriot All-America is an incredible event,” said Justin James of the West Valley Mavericks. “Not only are we seeing golf’s stars of tomorrow, we’re also honoring military heroes. We couldn’t put on an event like this without the support of sponsors such as the Valley Toyota Dealers, The Thunderbirds, Pyramid Hotel Group, Nike and many others.”
Patriot All-America alumni now playing on the PGA TOUR, include three-time major winner Brooks Koepka (2011 Patriot participant); Justin Thomas (2011); Daniel Berger (2012); Bryson DeChambeau (2013); and Cameron Champ, the 2016 Patriot All-America Invitational champion.
The 2018 Patriot All-America Invitational presented by the Valley Toyota Dealers 54-hole, stroke play competition will be played December 29, 30 and 31 with a champion crowned at approximately 4 PM on New Year’s Eve. The winner of the tournament receives a sponsor exemption into the Web.com Tour’s Wichita Open played June 20 – 23 at Crestview Country Club in Wichita, Kansas. For more information on The Patriot All-America Invitational presented by the Valley Toyota Dealers, visit www.patriotallamerica.com.