Proceeds will benefit the Pokagon Potawatomi Veterans Society Military Emergency Relief Fund
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce that it will host its Annual Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, May 26 at Hampshire Country Club, located at 29592 Pokagon Highway in Dowagiac. The tournament will feature a four-person scramble format along with food, drinks and prizes that will be awarded in several categories. The early bird registration deadline is April 7, 2023. Individuals, teams, and sponsors are welcome. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Pokagon Potawatomi Veterans Society Military Emergency Relief Fund which supports Pokagon Citizen Veterans who are both active duty and retired military.
Commenting on the tournament Matthew Swisher, Chairman of the Pokagon Bode´wadmik Ogitchedaw Board said, “Now in its 14th year, the Pokagon Band’s Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament was established to help support our Pokagon Band Veterans, also referred to as Pokagon Bode´wadmik Ogitchedaw. Funds raised from this annual golf tournament play a vital role in providing necessary support to many of our veterans that need assistance returning to civilian life after serving in the military. We also have an ageing veteran population that requires additional assistance. The needs can range from temporary financial assistance for things like healthcare and medical bills to utility bills, and vehicle and home repairs.”
Funds raised for the Pokagon Potawatomi Veterans Society Military Emergency Relief Fund are distributed by the Pokagon Bode´wadmik Ogitchedaw Board.
“Whether you support the tournament as a donor, individual player, part of a team or as a team sponsor, your contribution can make a significant difference for a Pokagon Veteran,” added Scott Brewer, a Pokagon Veteran and Senior Vice President of Government and Community Relations & Security of Four Winds Casinos. “We really appreciate the support from all of our tournament supporters, both past and present, and we look forward to having a very successful tournament again this year.”
The four-person scramble format for the tournament will begin with registration at 8 a.m. Eastern, followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for several categories including: First and second place teams, men’s longest drive, women’s longest drive, men’s closest to the pin, women’s closest to the pin, and special Veteran team prizes will also be awarded to the first and second place Veteran teams.
Individual and Team Options
- $100 per person ($400 per foursome) before April 1
- $125 per person ($500 per foursome) after April 1
Includes entry fee for four players, golf cart, 18 holes of golf, soft drinks, lunch, dinner, goodie bag, and raffle.
Copper Team Sponsorships
- $2,250 Copper Team before April 1
- $2,500 Copper Team after April 1
Includes one-hole sign, entry fee for four players, special sponsor prizes, special recognition VIP services, beverages, and food throughout the day, and a raffle.
Red, White & Blue Team Sponsorships
- $1,800 for Red, White & Blue Team before April 1
- $2,000 for Red, White & Blue Team after April 1
Includes one-hole sign, entry fee for four players, special sponsor prizes, special recognition, golf cart, 18 holes of golf, soft drinks, lunch, dinner, goodie bag, and a raffle.
Sponsors are invited to a Pre-Event Reception on Thursday, May 25 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern at Four Winds Casino South Bend.
Please make check payable to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and mail it to Heather Byers, Four Winds Casino, 11111 Wilson Rd., New Buffalo, MI 49117.
For more information regarding registration or the event, please contact Heather Byers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For hotel information, please contact Tim Adams at TimAdams@fourwindscasino.com.
About The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan and Indiana
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s sovereignty was reaffirmed under legislation signed into law by President Clinton in September of 1994. The Pokagon Band is dedicated to providing community development initiatives such as housing, education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation for its more than 6,000 citizens. The Pokagon Band’s ten-county service area includes four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northern Indiana. Its main administrative offices are located in Dowagiac, Mich., with a satellite office in South Bend, Ind. In 2007, it opened Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., followed by Four Winds Hartford in 2011, Four Winds Dowagiac in 2013 and Four Winds South Bend in January 2018. The Pokagon Band operates a variety of businesses via Mno-Bmadsen, its non-gaming investment enterprise. More information is available at www.pokagonband-nsn.gov, www.fourwindscasino.com and www.mno-bmadsen.com.