Sunday U.S. Open Kickoff Celebration Open to Public

Fans of all ages will be able to enjoy activities in celebration of the start of U.S. Open week at Chambers Bay on Sunday, June 14. (USGA/Jason Miczek)
Fans of all ages will be able to enjoy activities in celebration of the start of U.S. Open week at Chambers Bay on Sunday, June 14. (USGA/Jason Miczek)


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On the eve of the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, the public is invited to attend the U.S. Open Kickoff Celebration on the grounds of Chambers Bay on Sunday, June 14, starting at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

The family-friendly activities, which are free and open to the public, will focus on youngsters and a celebration of the region’s military community. In honor of national Flag Day, the I Corps Army Band and a color guard from nearby Joint Base Lewis-McChord will participate in a 1:30 p.m. flag-raising ceremony, led by Major General Kenneth Dahl and USGA President Tom O’Toole Jr. 

Spectators under the age of 18 are welcome to participate in a variety of fun and engaging activities, presented in collaboration with the First Green, The First Tee, LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, and the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship. Activities are scheduled to begin immediately following the flag-raising ceremony.

Participants will also have the opportunity to have their photo taken with the U.S. Open Trophy, as well as visit the official U.S. Open Main Merchandise Pavilion.

Sunday will also represent the last opportunity for non-U.S. Open ticket holders to purchase merchandise at the Main Merchandise Pavilion, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Attendees are asked to follow signs to free pre-championship parking, which will be located in the New Tacoma Lot in close proximity to the course. A complimentary shuttle will be provided.