LA QUINTA, Calif. -- For the third consecutive year, the Humana Military Outpost will be the premier pavilion which hosts active duty, Reserve, and military retirees, along with their dependents, during PGA TOUR tournament play at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation from Thursday, Jan. 16 - Sunday, Jan. 19.
Introduced at the inaugural Humana Challenge in 2012, the Humana Military Outpost is an exclusive and luxurious hospitality pavilion located between the first tee and ninth green at the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA WEST and offers its guests climate-controlled, indoor seating, outdoor patio seating overlooking the golf action, and complimentary food and beverages.
In addition to extending an invitation to the Humana Military Outpost, the tournament will offer free grounds admission to all active duty, Reserve, and military retirees (with valid military identification) and their dependents throughout tournament week, Jan. 13-19.
Military members and retirees should go online to www.HumanaChallenge.com/tickets and enter promo code "Military" (within the 'Humana Challenge Daily Tickets' section) to receive the special Military Daily Grounds ticket. Military members must show valid military ID at the gate to gain admittance.
"We are proud to host members of our country's military at the Humana Military Outpost as our guests for the third consecutive year; they deserve the opportunity to have a fun and relaxing time while watching many of the world's best golfers," Humana Challenge Executive Director and CEO Bob Marra said. "The Humana Military Outpost is another example of how we are carrying on the legacy of Bob Hope. His passion for this golf tournament and unwavering commitment to entertaining the troops was legendary."
The Humana Military Outpost is one element of the Humana Challenge's sustained appreciation for the United States military and is a focal point for activities when the Humana Challenge celebrates Humana Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, Jan. 18.
The 2014 Humana Challenge, the Coachella Valley's annual PGA TOUR event, is a 72-hole event and features 156 professionals playing at the Arnold Palmer and Nicklaus Private Courses at PGA WEST and La Quinta Country Club. The tournament will award the Bob Hope Memorial Trophy to its winner.
Since 1960, Desert Classic Charities, the non-profit entity that organizes the Humana Challenge, has donated more than $52 million to Eisenhower Medical Center and numerous other non-profit organizations in the Coachella Valley.
About Humana Inc.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being.
By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company's website at www.humana.com.
About the Clinton Foundation
The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Because of our work, 20,000 American schools are providing kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; 21,000 African farmers have improved their crops to feed 30,000 people; 248 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions are being reduced in cities worldwide; more than 5,000 people have been trained in marketable job skills in Colombia; more than 6.8 million people have benefited from lifesaving HIV/AIDS medications; $100 million in strategic investments have been made, impacting the health of 25 million people in the U.S.; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative have made nearly 2,800 Commitments to Action to improve more than 430 million lives around the world.
Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org, on Facebook at Facebook.com/ClintonFounation and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.
About Desert Classic Charities
Since its inception, Desert Classic Charities, the charitable entity that organizes the Humana Challenge, has contributed more than $52 million to the Eisenhower Medical Center and surrounding Coachella Valley nonprofit organizations. Its scope of giving is broad and includes structured and mentoring programs for children, social services, and food and safe shelter for the less fortunate. Desert Classic Charities is dedicated to continuing its mission to serve human needs in the Coachella Valley and beyond by generating funds and opportunities through the Humana Challenge.
About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, NEC Series, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China.
The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to nearly 945 million households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2012, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $130 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of charitable contributions to $1.86 billion.
The PGA TOUR's website is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.