Save the dates in 2014 – Flagship Management Blue & Gray Golf Classics
The USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation invites you to become a part of the Heidmar Blue and Gray Golf Classics tour, which will change Title Sponsors in 2014 and become known as the Flagship Management Blue & Gray Golf Classics. The 2014 tour see 11 golf tournaments, all throughout the country and all throughout the year. With a record-average number of golfers in 2013, the tour is expected to break additional marks next season. In the end, hundreds of thousands of dollars will go to help support the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and its Department of Athletics. Below and to the right are links to help get you up to speed on the 2014 Tou
New Website Coming 2014:
A new, more-dynamic and interactive website will launch in January 2014. All 2014 registrations will be begin at that time. We will be adding more social media, a maritime job-recruitment center through Flagship Management, news, better access to tournament photos and more. Please allow patience in the next two months as the site is developed for 2014 operation. The current website is located at www.blueandgraygolf.com.
Save the Dates:
The 2014 schedule is listed to the right. The courses are hyperlinked to give you access to the site’s amenities, news, accolades and location. At this point in time, the schedule is firm so you can begin saving the dates.
New Photo Site for Non-Facebook Users
Last week we launched a new website for all Blue & Gray Golf Photos. Photos from the last three years have been added to the site already. The Flickr site allows more interaction and sharing capabilities giving you the most options for your photos. Enjoy the new site! EXPLORE HERE
2014 National Sponsorships Available:
If you are interested in becoming a national sponsor, please review this preview brochure and contact me to discuss a plan. In 2013, there were over 30 national sponsors. We encourage your organization to get involved and help support our cause and tour. CLICK HERE FOR SPONSOR INFO
2014 Las Vegas Registration and Hotel Information
The 2014 Las Vegas golf outing is becoming one of the most anticipated events in recent years. The event is open to all and has grown exponentially since USMMA developed the Class Challenge. The USMMA Class Challenge, won last year by the Class of 1986 with 17 attendees, was created a year ago to see which USMMA Class can send the most representatives to the Las Vegas golf outing. The winning class gets a free foursome to be used at any of the Blue & Gray outings during the year. The class gets to pick the members of the foursome. With a record 84 golfers last year, which nearly doubled the field from the previous year, this outing is becoming the fastest growing event on the tour. We are anticipating over 100 golfers in 2014 and we hope to sell out annually in the years to come.
2014 Las Vegas Event Details
The event takes place on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Desert Pines Golf Club with a golf fee of $200 per person (includes golf, cart, gifts, drinks, breakfast, lunch and light dinner). For those curious of potential travel plans, the majority of the attendees fly in Wednesday mid-morning and fly out Friday. Participants scheduled the trip to arrive for the annual Wednesday evening cocktail reception at the Nine Fine Irishmen Pub at the New York New York Hotel and Casino. Last year, the event had over 100 attendees as friends, spouses and guests joined the party. Golfers then took to the course on Thursday mid-day with the entire evening left for dinners and Vegas nightlife. GOLF REGISTRATION: For those looking to register for the 2014 Golf Outing now, we have opened up the online registration now. Please CLICK HERE to register for the event in 2014.
2014 Las Vegas Group Rate
We have established a $73 a night (weekday) base rate at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino. This is considered the “Group Hotel” as the Wednesday Night Welcome Reception takes place inside at the Nine Fine Irishmen. Additionally, for its amenities, location to the airport, highways and Vegas Strip, the hotel is the most fair priced of all hotels in the area. To book your room, CLICK HERE and book online or call Reservations Toll Free at 800-693-6763 and reference the following group code when calling the Hotel directly: SCUSMMA0314. ALL BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 10, 2014.
This event also is the first event of the Flagship Management Blue & Gray Golf Classics. Flagship Management takes over as Title Sponsor on January 1, 2014. This event not only kicks-off their sponsorship, but the 2014 tour overall.
If you have any questions, please contact me at anytime. Thank you and see you all in Las Vegas!!!!!!!
Director of Marketing / Blue & Gray
USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation, Inc.
14 Bond Street, #1000, Great Neck, NY 11021
516-773-5544 (Direct) / 516-482-5308 (Fax)
Heidmar Blue & Gray Golf Classics: www.blueandgraygolf.com
USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation: www.usmmaaf.com
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: www.usmma.edu
USMMA Sports: www.usmmasports.com