Foundation sponsoring golf event to benefit vets


The Blue Angels Foundation is sponsoring a two-day golf event to support wounded veterans. The 17th Annual Blue Angels Foundation Classic, to be held Sept. 23 to 25, will be hosted by Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, and will include a round of golf at Del Mar Country Club. There are still sponsorship opportunities and foursomes for individuals and companies who would like to participate.

“The Blue Angels Foundation is committed to helping wounded veterans and those suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)” said Mike Campbell, President of the Blue Angels Foundation. “This event is a great opportunity for San Diegans to show how thankful they are for the service of the many wounded veterans in the community. It’s a chance to get to know these heroes better and help give them the quality of life they deserve.”

The primary beneficiaries of the Blue Angels Foundation Classic are the Warrior Foundation ~ Freedom Station and the Research and Recognition Project. Freedom Station is a unique recovery transition center and housing facility here in San Diego that provides injured veterans with the acclimation time, guidance and resources to successfully make the transition from military service to civilian life. Research and Recognition Project is a national study focused on finding a drug-free resolution to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Guests at this year’s Blue Angels Foundation Classic will play two iconic San Diego area courses during the event, including the beautiful and challenging Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Club and the private championship course at the Del Mar Country Club. For those who’d like to help raise money for wounded veterans but are not golfers, the event will also feature a half-day tennis clinic and a fun, social round-robin tournament to practice skills learned during the clinic. Throughout the weekend, guests will enjoy golf, tennis, cuisine, and the luxury of the world-class Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, while also making an important contribution to supporting wounded veterans. After the opening evening’s happy hour and welcome dinner, guests will be entertained by the incomparable musings of comedian/actor/writer Lenny Clarke, known for his stand-up comedy and roles on Denis Leary’s FX TV show “Rescue Me” and Chelsea Handler’s NBC sitcom “Are You There Chelsea?”

For more information on the 17th Annual Blue Angels Foundation Classic, to register a foursome or become a sponsor, visit or call 617-529-7258.