Veteran Golfers Association host Race of the Pines fundraiser Pinehurst

What: The Veteran Golfers Association (VGA), the competitive golf league for veterans and their families, is raising funds and awareness for veterans’ organizations through camaraderie and competition during the inaugural Race of the Pines event.

The event will feature several activities, including a golf cart race, a golf cart pageant and a concert, as well as a sanctioned barbecue competition and beer festival for attendees 21 years old and older. The competitions will be judged by former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill basketball player Phil Ford and NASCAR great Richard Petty.

Guests can select from several ticket packages or opt to join the competitions by registering online. General admission tickets are $25, and tickets for the barbecue competition and beer festival are $50. Ticket pricing and registration information can be found on the event’s website.

Who:  Golfers, barbecue lovers and anyone wanting to show support for veterans

When:  Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Where:  Pinehurst Harness Track

                 200 Beulah Hill Road S.

                 Pinehurst, N.C. 28374

Why:  Give back to veterans with an afternoon of fun for the whole family! The event will support several veteran organizations including the VGA, Petty Family Foundation, Vietnam Veterans of America and Green Beret Racing.

Social distancing and other COVID-19 measures – including the wearing of masks when not eating or drinking – will be in place to ensure a safe, fun event for all.



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