Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois to Sponsor Free Admission for Military Members and Veterans


Springfield, IL - July 5, 2021 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) will pay tribute to active-duty military personnel, reservists, and veterans with free admission to the tournament during all four rounds for this Memorial Health Championship. Active and retired service people can receive one complimentary grounds ticket and one complimentary guest ticket for each day of tournament play, scheduled for July 15 18 at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield.

“We’re excited to offer this important opportunity to our military families as part of our overall commitment to supporting the military community and the people of Central Illinois,” said Harmony Harrington, vice-president of Community and Government Relations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. “The tour event not only helps provide a boost for local businesses supporting the Memorial Health Championship, but it will also help improve community health outcomes a shared goal of BCBSIL and Memorial Health System as funds raised will benefit Memorial Health System’s five hospital foundations which are dedicated to improving the health of the community through nonprofit support.”

This offer is only valid with online registration prior to the event. All qualifying individuals may request their complimentary tickets at on the BUY TICKETS page. Use code MILITARY2021 as the check-out code and tickets will be delivered electronically. Military guests must present their e-ticket at the gate along with proper military identification to enjoy the tournament courtesy of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.

“We are grateful to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois for making this possible for our military,” said Executive Director, Kate Peters. “We welcome the return of a semblance of normalcy with spectator access and we hope everyone will join us at Panther Creek in just a few short days.”

For more information on the tournament, including important “know before you go” information, General admission tickets, as well as all-inclusive VIP hospitality passes are available at


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is committed to expanding access to quality, cost-

effective health to as many people as possible in Illinois. BCBSIL is dedicated to innovation and

exploring, nurturing and activating future possibilities to make the health care system work

better for our members and our communities. BCBSIL is a division of Health Care Service

Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross

and Blue Shield Association


The Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS will consist of a 156-player field, competing for a purse of $600,000 at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield. The 7,244-yard course was designed by World Golf Hall of Fame Member Hale Irwin in 1992. Past winners include; Martin Flores(2016), Adam Schenk(2017), Anders Albertson (2018), Xin-Jun Zhang(2019) and Brett Drewitt(2020)


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