Blue Cross of Idaho to Sponsor Program Supporting Boise’s Brave

The Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft & Nabisco announces the Blue Cross of Idaho Birdies for the Boise Brave Program set to benefit local Police, Fire and Military charities.    

Boise, ID (August 7, 2017)—Today at the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft & Nabisco Media Day hosted by Coca-Cola tournament officials announced the launch of the Blue Cross of Idaho Birdies for the Boise Brave program. This new campaign raises charitable funds by collecting per-birdie pledges from corporations and individuals in the area. The Title Sponsor, Blue Cross of Idaho has committed $40 per birdie throughout the week. Last year saw 1,610 birdies made by PGA TOUR professionals and with this initiative, funds raised will go towards local police, fire and military charities. The tournament has set a goal of $100 per birdie for the inaugural campaign.

Benefiting charities of the Blue Cross of Idaho Birdies for the Boise Brave include the Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund, Boise Rescue Mission, Mission 43, Veteran Golfers Association and Boise Police Activities League. “We feel strongly that it is important to honor those who protect and serve our community” said Tournament Executive Director Jeff Sanders. “We are excited to launch the Blue Cross of Idaho Birdies for the Boise Brave program this year and raise money for those who sacrifice so much for our safety.” The Boise community is invited to join Blue Cross of Idaho and Albertsons in raising money for Boise’s brave and can do so by visiting AlbertsonsBoiseOpen.com.

New leaderboards will be featured on the 17th and 18th holes this year at Hillcrest Country Club and will provide updates on money raised by the Blue Cross of Idaho Birdies for the Boise Brave program throughout the week. The 17th green will feature an American Flag, tended by military personnel. New this year the Patriots Outpost will be located on the 17th green and will feature complimentary lunch along with some of the best views on the course. This venue is open to all active Police, Fire and Military members free of admission.

The 28th Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft & Nabisco will open on Monday, September 11th with the Blue Cross of Idaho 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. Set to include a performance of “America the Beautiful,” and the Military Honor Guard raising the American Flag. This special ceremony will provide a patriotic start to the week and mark the kick-off of the inaugural Blue Cross of Idaho Birdies for the Boise Brave program. The ceremony will begin at 12:00 PM and is being held around the scenic tenth tee at Hillcrest Country Club.

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