Additionally, the team will grant a wish through the Arizona chapter of Wish for our Heroes, an organization that seeks to relieve the burdens of family separation, re-integration for deployed soldiers, hardship circumstances, and other means of assistance not covered by existing military charities. Throughout the day's events, participants and guests will have the opportunity to meet veterans and their families, autograph a special veterans salute banner to be delivered to an active duty base oversees, and take commemorative photographs with an Army National Guard helicopter.
Celebrities scheduled to attend the event are Upton, Kennedy, Gonzalez, Towers, current D-backs players J.J. Putz, Ryan Roberts, Paul Goldschmidt, Joe Saunders, Ryan Cook, Lyle Overbay, Micah Owings, coaches Matt Williams and Glenn Sherlock, former Diamondbacks players Reggie Sanders, Devon White, Junior Spivey, Armando Reynoso, Doug Davis, Omar Daal and Albie Lopez as well as broadcaster Greg Schulte and KNIX's Matt McAllister of "Ben & Max." Also on hand will be Paralympic Gold Medalist and veteran John Tuzzolino, who has become a passionate athlete and advocate for wounded veterans.
Immediately following the tournament, at approximately 4:30 p.m., there will be a VIP after-party presented by Gila River Casinos, which will include a Veterans Day Salute, dinner, a silent auction, the presentation of awards and a special 50th birthday celebration for Towers.
Each golfer will receive an amazing array of D-backs gift items, including a golf bag featuring the NL West Championship logo presented by Gila River Casinos, autographed baseballs and a personalized bobblehead of themselves sponsored by DPR Construction. Other prizes include autographed D-backs tournament flags presented by APS, rare autographed memorabilia and more. Various raffles and contests will take place throughout the day, with premier items including a one-of-a-kind Addison Taylor Watch created exclusively for this event by Ernst Benz, valued at $3,200. Day long hospitality on site is sponsored by Pepsi.
Whirlwind Golf Club is located at 5692 W. North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226.
Celebrity golfers will be available for interviews between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and media members interested in covering the tournament should contact the D-backs' Communications Department in advance of the event.