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Pasadena Youth Golf Organization to Host a Day on the Greens for Veterans, Enlistees at Brookside

Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | 2:57 pm

The golf organization First Tee Greater Pasadena is teaming up with the Wounded Warrior Project to provide a fun day of golfing for veterans, enlistees and their families, according to the organization.

Veterans from the Wounded Warriors Project, along with six U.S. Marine Corps poolees awaiting enlistment, will be the honored guests during the event, to be held on June 19 at the golf course at 1133 Rosemont Ave., organizers said.

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Major William “Monsoon” Mimiaga, who served in both Vietnam and Desert Storm, is scheduled to speak.

“Mimiaga is known as a ‘mustang,’ which is an individual who joined the military as an enlisted man and worked his way to becoming an officer,” First Tee said in a written statement. “Upon retiring after serving for 31 years in the military, Mimiaga began a second career in teaching and was eventually named California Teacher of the Year three times.”

The event first began in 2017, according to First Tee. Ever since, the tradition has continued, in which the veterans “invite their families and friends to enjoy a morning of golf instruction, food and beverage, donated golf equipment and apparel and community engagement.,” the statement said.

“Thanks to the support of Rose Bowl Operating Co. and American Golf at Brookside Golf Club, the event comes at no cost to the warriors,” the statement added. “And thanks to our generous donors, golf equipment and golf apparel are also provided to the warriors.”

Those interested in volunteering at the event, or other future ones, can contact First Tee Programming and Development Director Mark Fritz via email at

More information on First Tee — Greater Pasadena can be found online at

More information on the Wounded Warrior Project is available at

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