7:30 AM - Check-in
7:30 AM - Driving range open
8:30 AM - Patriotic Ceremony
4 person scramble shotgun start immediately following Patriotic Ceremony
1:30 PM - Buffet lunch
2:00 PM - Closing ceremony
Doughnuts and coffee are available at check-in, and complementary food and beverages are offered on the course.
The Patriot Benefit begins with an invocation followed by the singing of our National Anthem and the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance by a WWII veteran. The solemn playing of taps and the armed forces melody concludes the opening ceremony. This moving ceremony sets the patriotic tone for a great day.
Jack Nicklaus designed the LionsGate course, which is a championship venue. He described the course as being “outstanding for several reasons, including its beautiful views, rolling fairways and capability to challenge both the amateur and the seasoned golfer."
Collared shirts and soft-spike shoes only, please. Denim jeans and jogging apparel are not allowed.
Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate is a championship, private club with a specific dress code.
General Richard Myers (retired) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during 9-11, and current President of Kansas State University, accepts a check for its Veteran’s Fund after the 2019 Patriot Benefit.
Relax and experience the camaraderie of the closing ceremony. Enjoy the buffet, share in the excitement of raffle drawings for prizes donated by local businesses, and the presentation of 1st and 2nd place awards.
Volunteers at the Patriot Benefit make a difference by supporting veterans.
Planning, organizing, and executing the Patriot Benefit requires many volunteer hours. If you would like to help, please contact Al Gorthy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 912-0828. We welcome and appreciate our volunteers, and hope you will consider joining our ranks.
2020 Patriot Benefit Volunteers:
Paul Anderson, Debbie Austin, Randy Brittingham, Kelli Campbell, Matthew Cornell, Rachel Elvin, Rick Etzkorn, Doug Gorthy, Jo Anna Gorthy, Susan Hannah, Lu Hoffman, Dorothy Long, Aaron Mitchell, Paula Mitchell, Steve Mitchell, Katja Planert, and Sheila Schroyer