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Thunderbirds extend free admission to Waste Management Open to US Military and more

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As a small gesture of thanks for all they do for our country, all United States law enforcement, firefighters/emergency services, active, reserve and retired military personnel and one accompanying guest are invited to be guests of the tournament host Thunderbirds, free of charge, at the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open. This is the 13th year that the Thunderbirds have extended this free invitation to this well-deserving group of heroes.

 "We can't thank our law enforcement, emergency services and US military enough for all they do for our country," said 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman Tom King.  "We hope this small token of appreciation is well received."

Under the 13-year-old program, all US law enforcement, firefighters/emergency services and US military personnel along with and one accompanying guest will be admitted free of charge every day at the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Eligible personnel must present their official department ID or badge at any ticket booth at the main tournament entrance. Business cards and pay stubs will not be accepted as forms of ID. Tickets are limited to two per day, per each official department ID. Standard tournament spectator policies will be in enforced, including no firearms allowed. 

At the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open, more than 4,457 service personnel and their family members took advantage of this offer, and since the program's inception in 2002, an average of 2,600 people per year have benefited from this opportunity.

The 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as "The Greatest and Greenest Show on Grass," will be held at the TPC Scottsdale from January 27 to February 2, 2014. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the best-attended golf tournament in the world and has gained legendary status for being the most unique stop on the PGA TOUR. The 2014 edition will mark the 79th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the fifth as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. For more information on the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit www.wmphoenixopen.com.

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