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DDMGT: Desmond Doss Memorial Golf Tournament

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Registration : Welcome to Tournament Registration for ALL Players and Foursomes

Registration options can be found by scrolling down this page

Welcome to the Desmond Doss Memorial Golf Tournament.

• We are looking forward to our inaugural event in September and YOUR participation.

• Yes, the DDMGT is still Teeing Off on Monday ~ September 14th⛳️

• In this period of COVID GREY (and the potential of the NY State travel restrictions of a 14-Day Quarantine still in place) our 5-Star Destination golf tournament has pivoted to be an In-State event.

You can still be a part of our inaugural event from afar enabling the Desmond Doss Foundation to perpetrate it’s mission. We invite you to become a Patron Sponsor of a Local 1st Responder, Veteran, or Teacher. Click on the options below to sponsor an Individual Golfer or as a Gold/Blue Star Family Foursome.

• AND in the event the NY State Travel Restrictions are lifted before Tee Off ~ Explore your options below to personally be a part of our event this fall... Make your travel arrangements ~ Collect what you need and be prepared to come out swinging!

Regards,

Jeffrey E Cordone, Golf Committee Chair

213.507.4100

j.cordone@dossfoundation.net

COVID-19 Update - Click here:

For an important Turning Stone announcement - Click here.

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Gold Star Family

Gold Star Family
Sacrifice
$1200

• 1 - Foursome+ Golf Cart

• 1 - Gold Star Family In Memoriam Sponsorship Tee Box Sign / Name of Fallen Family Member

• 4 - Trophy Memorial Dinners and Movie Tickets

• Gifts

You may add up to 4 Guest admissions ($100 ea.) to the Event and Trophy Memorial Dinner when completing your registration form.

You may designate this gift as a memorial. Place the name in the In Memoriam field at the bottom of the form.

Register at the Gold Star Level

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Blue Star Family

Blue Star Family
Service
$1200

• 1 - Foursome + Golf Cart

• 1 - Blue Star Family Serving Member Tee Box Sign / Name of a Serving Family Member

• 4 - Trophy Memorial Dinners and Movie Tickets

• Gifts

You may add up to 4 Guest admissions ($100 ea.) to the Event and Trophy Memorial Dinner when completing your registration form.

You may designate this gift as an honorarium. Place the name in the In Honor of: field at the bottom of the form.

Register at the Blue Star Level

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Individual Golfer

$300

• 1 - 18 Hole Golf Round + Golf Cart

• 1 - Trophy Memorial Dinner and Movie Ticket

• Gift

• You may add a guest admission ($100) to the Event and Trophy Memorial Dinner when completing your registration form.

If you are not a golfer, but would like to sponsor an individual player who will also be able to attend the trophy memorial dinner and movie, you may also use this link.

Register at the Individual Golfer Level

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Individual Supporter

$100

* Get a chance to be a part of this great event in person, have a wonderful dinner, see a movie, and support the work of the Desmond Doss Foundation for a modest price.

• 1 - Dinner & Movie / Person (Non-Playing Golfer)

Register at the Individual Supporter Level

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Information : Location & Format

Atunyote [ãh – duñe – yo] Golf Course

Atunyote [<i>ãh – duñe – yo</i>] Golf Course
Atunyote Golf Course
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Monday, September 14, 2020

Register Here! Take your self-guided tour of the course, pack your bags & call your buddies!


Atunyote Golf Course, Upstate New York , Designer: Tom Fazio

An Audubon Signature Sanctuary Property

Explore Atunyote Course

A Certified Audobon Cooperative Sanctuary

Atunyote Golf Course Scorecard

#1 Rated Golf Course ~ North East USA by Golf Magazine


4774 State Route 31


Vernon, NY 13476

NOTE: Click here to download a flyer (PDF format) for printing/sharing/posting, as desired.

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A Message from Our Host

A Message from Our Host
Ray Halbritter
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Oneida Nation
Shekóli [Greetings]

The Oneida Indian Nation welcomes you to Turning Stone Resort Casino for the Desmond Doss Foundation golf tournament. This is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Central New York and we are honored you choose to host your inaugural fundraiser with us.

Atunyote was designed by Tom Fazio, and served as the host to the Turning Stone Resort Championship from 2007 – 2010. In 2006 it was the site of both the PGA Professional National Championship and the BC Open. The parkland setting of Atunyote (the Oneida word for 'eagle') features vast stretches of open space, gently rolling hills, a stream of small waterfalls, and several lakes.

We are honored to host the Desmond Doss Foundation event, as the Oneida Indian Nation shares the foundation’s commitment to honoring those who serve in our military and making investments that positively impact our younger generations.

As the United States first allies, the Oneida Indian Nation forged a sacred bond with colonists during the time of the Revolutionary War. This bond continues today as Oneidas have enlisted in the military in times of war and peace, having served in every conflict up to the current day.

We are grateful for your work at the Desmond Doss Foundation to memorialize military heroes like Desmond Doss and instilling his values in our youth. We hope you enjoy your visit with us at Turning Stone Resort Casino.

Ray Halbritter | Nation Representative and CEO

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Tournament Format & Prizes


4-Man Scramble Best Ball - get your buddies in a foursome to "catch those birdies"


EVENT PRIZES:

• 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Place foursome - Trophies

• Hole-in-one - Front 9 (Automobile)

• Hole-in-one - Back 9 (Entertainment Package)

• Beat the PGA Pro - Closest to Pin (Gift)

• Closest to Pin - 4 Holes (Gift)

• Straightest Drive (Gift)

• Longest Drive - (Gift)

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - DAYTIME

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - DAYTIME
Drive for show...
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Putt for dough!

8:00 AM - Shuttle to Atunyote Golf Course - if one's not driving themselves

8:30 AM - Registration Check-In / Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - Driving Range Open (Balls Included)

9:35 AM - Make way to your golf carts (lunchbox included) / Drinks in Golf Cart Cooler)

9:45 AM - Director of Golf, Miles Blundell, Overview of Playing Format & Turning Stone Etiquette

9:55 AM - 4-Man BB Scramble - Carts Dispatched to their Starting Holes

10:00 AM - Upon reaching your hole, TEE OFF

(Upon completion of your round - Free Time to do your thing)

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - EVENING

5:00 PM - Reception

5:30 PM - Trophy Memorial Dinner & Program

6:45 PM - Screening of the Documentary Film "The Conscientious Objector" w/ Q&A afterward

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Accommodations : Hotels, Shipsticks & Important Travel Information

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Accommodations
The Lodge

* For your Hotel Accommodations at Turning Stone, please call 800-771-7711.

* To receive the special foundation room rates, identify yourself as a participant in the Desmond Doss Memorial Golf Tournament.

* Due to the ongoing worldwide concern that is a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, the management of Turning Stone Resorts has shared important information by linking to their website.

* Rooms are available at the following Turning Stone Facilities:

    - The Lodge (image above)

    - The Hotel (see additional images)

    - Sandstone Hallow Inn (see additional images)

    - The Inn (see additional images)

IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Mr. Jeffrey Cordone DDMGT Chair, has recommended everyone should be aware that Turning Stone Resorts is holding a discounted block of rooms for our Foundation event and is also planning to take your overnight room reservations once they reopen.

NOTE: For those who have a preference for lodging outside Turning Stone, bear in mind the convenience factor for being at the Resort may outweigh any cost savings you may achieve by opting to use lodging elsewhere.

FYI: The Tower was already SOLD OUT in February 2020, before we planned our DDMGT...this is the high volume season for Upstate New York, e.g., people planning for their Fall Leaves Sightseeing Excursions...SO make your hotel reservation as soon as you have been notified that Turning Stone Resorts has reopened.

Please continue your registration for the Desmond Doss Memorial Golf Tournament here.

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ShipSticks

Use ShipSticks to take advantage of a Special Discounted rate in order to ensure having your own clubs for the Desmond Doss Memorial Golf Tournament

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Sponsorship : Legacy Donor Levels [Personal or Corporate]

Sponsor Registration

Options! You have many options to support the memory of Desmond Doss by selecting one of the DDMGT sponsorship medal levels as described below:

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Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor
Patriotism
$100K

We support the concept of loyalty to country and devotion to freedom; and we promote living as upright citizens.

The Medal of Honor sponsorship level donors are also being recognized for their generosity in underwriting the Trophy Memorial Dinner.

Sponsor at the Medal of Honor Level

Benefits:

• 1 - Foursome

• 4 - 1st Class Air Fare R/T Tickets

• Limousine R/T from SYR to Atunyote Golf Course

• 4 - King or Double Queen Rooms for 4-Nights / The Lodge

• Sponsorship Recognition / Event Banner Recognition (Serving or Fallen Family Member)

• 8 - Trophy Memorial Dinner & Movie Tickets

• Premium Gifts

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Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Cross
Courage
$75K

We support the ideal of being steadfast and committed to a course of action in the face of adversity, difficulty or uncertainty.

The Distinguished Service Cross sponsorship level donors are also being recognized for their generosity in underwriting lunch boxes and beverages (non-alcoholic).

Sponsor at the Distinguished Service Cross Level

Benefits:

• 1 - Foursome

• 4 - Biz Class Air Fare R/T Tickets

• Limousine R/T from SYR to Atunyote Golf Course

• 4 - King or Double Queen Rooms for 3-Nights / The Hotel

• Sponsorship Recognition / Event Banner Recognition (Serving or Fallen Family Member)

• 8 - Trophy Memorial Dinner & Movie Tickets

• Premium Gifts

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Silver Star

Silver Star
Integrity
$50K

We promote honesty and believe a commitment to doing what is morally right is of utmost importance even when no one is looking, regardless the cost.

The Silver Star sponsorship level donors are also being recognized for their generosity in underwriting the continental breakfast..

Sponsor at the Silver Star Level

Benefits:

• 1 - Foursome

• 4 - Biz Class Air Fare R/T Tickets

• Limousine R/T from SYR to Atunyote Golf Course

• 4 - King or Double Queen Rooms for 3-Nights / The Hotel

• Sponsorship Recognition / Event Banner Recognition (Serving or Fallen Family Member)

• 8 - Trophy Memorial Dinner & Movie Tickets

• Premium Gifts

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Bronze Star

Bronze Star
Conviction
$25K

We believe conviction is indispensable for living a worthy life and is based on having a personal moral compass and resilience.

The Bronze Star sponsorship level donors are also being recognized for their generosity in underwriting the evening reception.

Sponsor at the Bronze Star Level

Benefits:

• 1 - Foursome

• 2 - Biz Class Air Fare R/T Tickets

• 4 - King or Double Queen Rooms for 2-Nights / Sandstone Hallow Inn

• Sponsorship Recognition / Tee box Recognition (Serving or Fallen Family Member)

• 8 - Trophy Memorial Dinner & Movie Tickets

• Gifts

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Purple Heart

Purple Heart
Humility
$10K

We are grateful for the blessings and freedoms we enjoy and promote living a humble life that provides an honorable example for the next generation.

Sponsor at the Purple Heart Level

Benefits:

• 1 - Foursome

• 4 - King or Double Queen Rooms for 2-Nights / Sandstone Hallow Inn or The Inn

• Sponsorship Recognition/ Tee box Recognition (Serving or Fallen Family Member)

• 8 - Trophy Memorial Dinner & Movie Tickets

• Gifts

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Commendation Medal

Commendation Medal
Selflessness
$5K

We embrace the principles of unconditional love, forgiveness, compassion and self-sacrifice, dedicated to benefiting and serving fellow humans, providing hope and healing.

Sponsor at the Commendation Medal Level

Benefits:

• 1 - Foursome

• 4 - King or Double Queen Rooms for 2-Nights / Sandstone Hallow Inn or The Inn

• Sponsorship Recognition / Tee box Recognition (Serving or Fallen Family Member)

• 8 - Trophy Memorial Dinner & Movie Tickets

• Gifts

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Administration

The DDMGT Crew

The DDMGT Crew
DDF Board of Directors
We thank the movers and shakers!

* Desmond Doss Foundation Golf Committee Team & Board

* Turning Stone Golf & Events Team

* Tournament Art Department / Registration Table & Stage Set

* Camera Department / Behind The Scene

* Editorial / Post Production Department

* Social Media & Marketing

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COVID-19: Impact on Golf in New York State

The NYSGA has been closely monitoring all information and updates regarding COVID-19 and the impact the situation has on the golf industry.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State PAUSE Executive Order, which went into effect at 8 PM on Sunday, March 22, 2020. "All non-essential businesses statewide will be closed, non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason are canceled or postponed at this time, and any concentration of individuals outside their home must be limited to workers providing essential services and social distancing should be practiced."

Clarification was provided by the Governor's office and regional Empire State Development directors on how this Executive Order pertains to golf.

New York state golf courses are allowed to remain open but must implement all CDC and state mandated guidelines, and promote safe, social distancing. There is to be no access to pro shops, locker rooms, indoor facilities and restaurants/bars (unless for take-out purposes only).

The Desmond Doss Foundation's Golf Committee Chair, Jeffrey Cordone, hopes that this announcement will be made irrelevant as conditions related to COVID-19 progress and we will be able to remove this posting on our website long before tee time - so we can all enjoy the game we love!

Please continue your registration for the Desmond Doss Memorial Golf Tournament here.

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