Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (Dec. 17, 2018) – Nearly 50 local veterans received free golf instruction from certified PGA Professionals at Turning Stone this fall, thanks to a special program offered by the Oneida Indian Nation through its partnership with PGA HOPE – the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America.

The program’s fall session, which just wrapped up this past weekend, received record participation, providing complimentary instruction to more than six times the number of veterans as in past years. These classes, and the skills they teach, assist veterans with physical rehabilitation, as well as provide a valuable social outlet for them in the community.

Turning Stone was also pleased to partner with Clear Path for Veterans to host three military families for a special “Sunday Family Dinner” at its award-winning Pino Bianco restaurant last week.

“We are proud to partner with wonderful organizations like PGA Hope and Clear Path for Veterans, which provide invaluable support, assistance and resources to veterans in Central New York and across the country,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative.

Turning Stone’s free golf lessons for veterans will resume in March 2019. The Oneida Indian Nation is offering four sessions in 2019:

  • March 12 – April 20
  • June 4 – July 13
  • August 20 – September 28
  • October 29 – December 14

Additional details will be released closer the class dates.


About the Oneida Indian Nation

The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. A founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Oneida Indian Nation sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War and was thanked by Congress and President George Washington for its loyalty and assistance. Today, the Oneida Indian Nation consists of about 1,000 enrolled Members, most of them living in Central New York. The Nation’s enterprises, which employ more than 4,750 people, include Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino, Point Place Casino, Maple Leaf Markets, SāvOn Convenience stores, RV Park, three marinas, and Tin Woodman’s Flask, a wine and spirits superstore. Proceeds from these enterprises are used to rebuild the Nation’s economic base and provide essential services, including housing, health care, and education incentives and programs, to its Members.

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