VERONA — The Oneida Indian Nation is hosting the 2020 inaugural Desmond Doss Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 14.
Organized by the Desmond Doss Foundation, and working in partnership with outstanding veterans support organizations Clear Path for Veterans and PGA Hope, the golf tournament will raise funding for the Foundation, as well as honor the memories of Desmond Doss and other service members who have put their lives on the line in defense of the United States.
Oneida Indian Nation’s history of service and support for the U.S. military dates back to the Revolutionary War when the Oneida Indian Nation allied itself with George Washington and fought alongside American patriots for independence. Oneida members have enlisted in the U.S. military in times of war and peace and have served in every conflict since the United States’ inception.
Teeing off for 18 holes at Turning Stone’s Atunyote golf course, attendees of the Desmond Doss Memorial Golf Tournament will compete for sponsorship trophies, prizes, gifts, and more. The Foundation has also invited local Upstate New York veterans to participate in a day of golf. Later in the evening, attendees will attend a memorial dinner service followed by a screening of “The Conscientious Objector” — a film documenting the remarkable life and service of WWII veteran Desmond Doss.
While the player field is full, those interested in supporting the 2020 Desmond Doss Memorial Golf Tournament can become a patron sponsor of a local First Responder or Veteran. Additional information can be found on the Desmond Doss Foundation’s website, here: https://www.desmonddossfoundation.org/ddmgt/.