When the Charles Schwab Cup season’s top 54 players return to Sherwood Country Club from October 25-28 for the Invesco QQQ Championship, the competition won’t be the only thing that fans have to look forward to. Fans can enjoy a host of community-centric events and fan features while they tour the course grounds, including a Community Champions Day, celebrity pro-am groups, food trucks, a craft beer garden and more.
The week kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 25 with a Community Champions Day that features legends from not only PGA TOUR Champions, but also actors like Alfonso Ribeiro, Kunal Nayyar and Kevin Rahm. Fans will also be able to watch household names Caitlyn Jenner and Rick Dees as they compete alongside the pros. Community Champions Day is free for the public to attend and watch the pro-am event where competitors are paired with a PGA TOUR Champions professional, enjoy lunch from on-course concessions.
Adding to the family-friendly atmosphere of Community Champions Day, kids who are on-site Thursday can visit the driving range to take part in the Youth Clinic sponsored by the tournament’s Official Charity Partner, Sherwood Cares Foundation. The clinic is open to children of all ages and will feature golf’s legends giving informative detail about how to improve their swing. While on the range, spectators may also witness a skills challenge – a special drive, chip and putt competition featuring competing charities supported by The First Tee of Los Angeles and the Sherwood Cares Foundation.
Friday through Sunday, fans at the Invesco QQQ Championship will have local, flavorful food options to enjoy during competition rounds thanks to an array of food trucks on site. Located between Nos. 11 and 16, fans can take a break from watching the likes of Bernhard Langer, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Vijay Singh by enjoying local Los Angeles favorites at Baby’s Badass Burgers, Mamma Italy and Ventura BBQ. In addition to the newly offered food trucks, the tournament will also feature a Craft Beer Garden located adjacent to the 9th green. The beer garden is open to the public, age 21 and up, and will feature craft beer from Ten Barrel Brewing Company.
Those looking for an activity to help stay active are encouraged to register for the first annual Dole 5K Family Fun Run & Walk benefitting FOOD Share. The run, which coincides with the tournament’s second round of competition, will offer participants a scenic view of Sherwood Country Club’s front nine. As part of their $30 race entry fee ($35 on-site entry), participants will receive two (2) Grounds tickets to the Invesco QQQ Championship for either Saturday or Sunday, valued at $40, along with an official event t-shirt. Youth rates start at $15 for ages 14 and under, with prices increasing to $20 for on-site entry. Race day registration begins at 6:00 a.m. followed by a race start-time of 7:15 a.m.
The event is pleased to offer complimentary tickets for all Active Duty, Military Reserve, National Guard Service Members, Military Retirees, Veterans and their dependents, courtesy of CBC Federal Credit Union. To receive a military ticket voucher for complimentary admission, military guests must register online at birdiesforthebrave.sheerid.com/invescoqqq-2018/. Complimentary tickets can also be redeemed in person at the CBC Federal Credit Union location at the Port Hueneme Naval Base (Building 1336 at 23rd and Harris). Military identification is required.
Following the conclusion of competition on Saturday, Fleetwood Mac cover band Twisted Gypsy is scheduled to perform on the Croquet Lawn at Sherwood Country Club. Entry to the concert is free with purchase of a daily grounds ticket to the Invesco QQQ Championship, making the experience a $20 value. As an additional bonus, the Sherwood Country Club Clubhouse will be opening its doors to all ticketholders at 3:00 p.m. in preparation for the concert. Guests are invited to enjoy the view of 18, grab a bite to eat from Mamma Italy’s food truck and relax on the Croquet Lawn to claim seats before the show starts.
Fans can enjoy all of these great community and family initiatives at the Invesco QQQ Championship with a variety of ticket options. Good-Any-One-Day grounds tickets are available for $20, or fans can enjoy three days of grounds access for just $50 (Friday-Sunday). For every 2018 daily grounds ticket purchased between June 10 and October 12, the Invesco QQQ Championship will donate a daily grounds ticket to local charity through the Sherwood Cares Foundation. Clubhouse tickets are also available starting at $40 for a daily pass and $95 for a three-day pass (Friday-Sunday).
Community members are reminded that Youth 18 and under are admitted to the tournament free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. For more information on the Invesco QQQ Championship or to purchase tickets to the 2018 event, please visit www.invescoqqqchamp.com.