The Valero Texas Open not only raises funds for local charitable organizations, including several that support several military focused organizations, but also celebrates the rich heritage of our US Armed Forces.
The military is a key part of San Antonio and the Valero Texas Open. Many enlisted and retired men and women from the armed forces take leaves of absence to be volunteers at the Valero Texas Open. And from a historical perspective, the Valero Texas Open is the only PGA TOUR event to have been played on a military golf course (Fort Sam Houston Golf Course in 1950, 1951, 1956 & 1960).
The freedom assured for us by those who defend America make events like the Valero Texas Open possible. We are proud to honor the armed forces.
We Welcome Military & Veterans To The Tournament
Throughout the tournament any Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Veteran, and Retired Military are invited for FREE admission into the tournament along with FREE parking at River City Community Church. Just present your mobile ticket (on your smart phone) or your Military ID at the River City Community Church entrance.
- FREE admission each day, Thursday-Sunday and FREE parking at River City Community Church for all verified Military members with a mobile ticket (Active Duty or Veteran) and one guest.
- The Heroes Pavilion, located between 17th and 18th holes, will allow Military and their one guest to relax and take in all the action while enjoying a complimentary snack, refreshment and covered seating.