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$50K Long Drive for Heroes Invitational

May 4, 2021

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Event management software provider Winning Ticket has partnered with Long Drive for Heroes (LD4H) to promote the $50K Long Drive for Heroes Invitational scheduled for September 10-12 at Cameron University Facilities in Lawton OK.  LD4H was co-founded by medically retired Marine Sgt Jay Milinichik, CEO Brendon Pittman, medically retired VP Major Ed Pulido (also known as Major Ed), and CFO Shawn Martin. Collectively, the board has degrees in sports management, marketing and logistics, homeland security, and a Master of Business Administration. Long Drive for Heroes works closely with event partners to raise money for men and women who are dedicated to serving and protecting their country and the well-being of others. Backed by academic and real-world experience, LD4H also acts as a sports management company for pro long drive athletes.

The goal for Long Drive for Heroes is to provide any event coordinator with a professional fundraising platform to raise awareness for charitable causes. By taking advantage of LD4H’s relationship with professional, veteran, and amateur long drive competitors, LD4H assists charities in reaching their fundraising goals and objectives by delivering an exciting event for their cause. The mission of Long Drive for Heroes is to connect our Professional/Veteran Long Drive Competitors with local golf communities. While open to raising money for other charities, our partnership is with the John Daly and Major Ed Foundation (Heart of a Lion) and our longtime partner Folds of Honor Foundation. Long Drive for Heroes also targets life after their service for military, paramilitary, and first responders to provide the most sincere support during their transition of dealing with life-changing conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a horrific accident or a disaster, terrorism, combat, as well as those whose lives have been physically threatened. 

Team of Top Pro Long Drive Athletes

LD4H’s team of athletes include Chole Garner #2 World Ranking in 2020, Ryan Steenberg #5 World Ranking, Justin Moose #6 World Ranking, Will Hogue #3 World Ranking, Wes Patterson #12 World Ranking, Eddie Fernandez #14 World Ranking, Josh Cassaday #13 World Ranking, Mitch Grassing #20 World Ranking, Troy Teal #30 World Ranking, Mary Driscol #7 World Ranking, Josh Koch #27 World Ranking, and Katy Wills #8 World Rankings.

Long Drive for Heroes Invitational 

Cameron University Facility Lawton, Oklahoma

September 11-12, 2021

Military Qualifier: September 11th at 10:00am-12:00pm

64-Man Open Qualifier: September 12th, 2021 TBD

Registration Link: https://www.winningticket.com/ld4h-invitational-2021 - Registration: $750

Prize Purse $50,000 (minimum) 

  • 1st - $20,000
  • 2nd - $11,000
  • 3rd - $ 5,000

Set up will be four (4) groups of sixteen (16) with times to be set based on the field. Registration for the $50K Long Drive for Heroes Invitational event will be through Winning Ticket “Working Together”. Updates on travel restrictions with the Coronavirus may cause the field size to change but the purse will not.

Start making your plans to attend the event at Lawton Country Club (adjacent to Cameron University) in Lawton, OK. You will see the world’s longest hitters compete on September 11-12 for the $50,000 guaranteed purse. If you are a Military or Veteran qualifier, don’t forget to eat your Wheaties. This year’s field for the Invitational features seasoned pro long drive competitors as well as the nation’s up-and-coming long ball hitters.