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Friends of the Brave Golf Event

 benefiting Tee It Up for the Troops to be held at The Meadows at Mystic Lake



Friday, September 9th, 2016




Tribute to the Troops motorcycle group arrives at The Meadows

 at Mystic Lake


Patriotic Opening Ceremony



The Meadows at Mystic Lake

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.

Prior Lake, MN 55372


BURNSVILLE, MN – Friends of the Brave, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance and support to our Military, First Responders and their families, will host a golf event benefiting Tee It Up for the Troops on Friday, September 9th, at The Meadows at Mystic Lake in Prior Lake.

Friends of the Brave is a newly formed nonprofit organization that believes in the importance of supporting our men and women in uniform. They do this by creating a variety of events and initiatives to raise funds for both Military and First Responders. These funds are directed, but not limited to: rehabilitative, occupational, and educational

programs, individual groups and families, housing, service animal programs and other non-profits that support the mission.


All proceeds from this golf tournament will benefit Tee it up for the Troops, Fisher House, Luke’s Wings, and the Jared Allen Foundation.


More information on Friends of the Brave can be found at and Facebook page/Friends of the Brave.


Friday, September 9th
7:00am: Veterans golf

11:00am: Tribute to the Troops motorcycle group arrives
11:45am: Patriotic Ceremony
12:45pm: Afternoon golf begins

Live and silent auctions (Live auction 6pm; Silent auction 10am – 6:30pm)


  • The morning veterans’ golf event starts at daylight (7:00am). The first 100 veterans play free of charge. For the 12th year in a row it is sold out. Sponsors paid $1000.00 each to have the honor to golf with and cover the cost of the veterans playing in the morning.


  • Tribute to the Troops arrives at 11:00am. The patriotic ceremony begins at 11:45am and includes a bagpiper, honor guard, Gathering of Veterans/First Responders (veterans who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the First Gulf War, Current Conflicts, and all First Responders including Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT’s, Paramedics and K-9). The welcome will be by Chaplain Buddy Winn with a wreath-laying ceremony with Gold Star families and 9/11 NYPD and FDNY. Country music artist Rockie Lynne will perform the National Anthem and “God Bless America” followed by a dove release and a flyover. The public is invited and welcome to attend the ceremony.


Media Opportunities:

11:00amTribute to the Troops Motorcycle group arrives at The Meadows

11:45amPatriotic Opening Ceremony

Laying of the Wreath & Honor Guard


Interview opportunities with tournament participants
Our Military Heroes

9/11 first responders from FDNY and NYPD