A golf tournament, hosted by Gaillardia Country Club on Oct. 6, will be a part of the ninth annual OKC Navy Days celebration.
Some 60 local sailors and officers will be paired with local sponsors in the first OKC Navy Days Golf Tournament. Navy command is selecting a cross section of sailors and officers to represent the Navy in the golf tournament. Tournament sponsorships are still available.
“We greatly appreciate Gaillardia Country Club’s support of OKC Navy Days and our local sailors,” said OKC Navy Days founder Mike McAuliffe. “We also appreciate the United States Navy’s presence, involvement and investment in our community.”
The annual economic impact of the U.S. Navy in the greater Oklahoma City area is estimated to be more than $100 million.
OKC Navy Days was established in 2006 to recognize the Navy’s presence in the Oklahoma City area. There are more than 1,000 active-duty sailors and 150 officers stationed at Tinker Air Force Base to support the Navy’s Stratcom Wing One mission.
There are also 400 active-duty and reserve sailors assigned to 15 different reserve units at Navy Operational Support Center, and more than 45 active-duty Navy recruiters are stationed throughout greater Oklahoma City.
Additional events of OKC Navy Days include the Navy’s 5K birthday run, the annual OKC Navy Ball and the Oklahoma City Jazz Festival. Sailors have been invited as guests of the jazz festival.
For more information about the golf tournament and OKC Navy Days, go to www.okcnavyweek.com or call McAuliffe at 630-7668.