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Applications Now Open for Bush Institute Warrior Open at the AT&T Byron Nelson

November 9, 2017
Tournament on May 21-22, 2018 following the Salesmanship Club of Dallas’s AT&T Byron Nelson PGA TOUR event

The George W. Bush Presidential Center today opened applications for the Bush Institute Warrior Open at the AT&T Byron Nelson. The Warrior Open will be held May 21-22, 2018, and will immediately follow the Salesmanship Club of Dallas’s AT&T Byron Nelson PGA TOUR event which will be held May 14-20 at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas.

The Bush Institute’s Warrior Open began in 2011 for United States military personnel seriously wounded or injured since September 11, 2001. Since 2011, more than 140 warriors have participated in the Military Service Initiative’s Team 43 Sports, which include the Warrior Open and the annual W100K bike ride.

The new partnership with the Salesmanship Club of Dallas’s AT&T Byron Nelson will further amplify and draw attention to the service, sacrifice, and resilience of post-9/11 warriors and their families, particularly the issues they face in making a successful transition to civilian life, including employment and addressing invisible wounds.

Applications for the tournament must be submitted via http://www.bushcenter.org/warrioropen by February 29, 2018.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must have been injured in post-9/11 service (to include visible and invisible wounds); be active-duty, retired, or honorably discharged; provide a valid GHIN number verifying a Golf Handicap Index of 20 or below; and, submit all application requirements by the deadline.

The Military Service Initiative within the Bush Institute honors the service and sacrifice of all post-9/11 veterans by ensuring that they and their families make successful transitions to civilian life, specifically in addressing the challenges of employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war. Core programs of the Military Service Initiative include an employment partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce called the Veteran Employment Transition Roadmap, and the Warrior Wellness Alliance, which connects peer-to-peer veteran networks with best-in-class health care providers for post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.