September Events

POW/MIA Recognition

Memorial Park, POW Memorial September 17th, 11am-12pm

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.

There are 1,741 American personnel listed by the Defense Department's POW/MIA Office as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War, as of April 2009. The number of United States personnel accounted for since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 is 841. About 90 percent of the 1,741 people still missing were lost in Vietnam or areas of Laos and Cambodia under Vietnam's wartime control, according to the National League of Families.

Come join us from 11am-12pm at Memorial Park, POW Memorial, September 17th, as we take time to honor and remember. The event is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution and American Legion Post 1. Guest speaker is Mr. Franklin Damann, a forensic anthropologist and director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's Offutt Airforce Base Laboratory.

September 9, 2021

Golf Tournament 8AM

Celebrate Johnny Goodman Golf Course's 50th Anniversary by participating in the golf tournament.

For Sponsorship & Volunteer opportunities, contact: Tiffany Regan 402-708- 0075 or

The Omaha Parks Foundation invites you Tee it Up FORE Omaha Parks! on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the beautiful Johnny Goodman Golf Course. Johnny Goodman Golf Course is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and we aim to honor the past and fund the future. We hope you will join us!

Johnny Goodman was the son of Lithuanian immigrants who became orphaned at the age of 14. He attended South High School and worked as a caddie at Field Club of Omaha. With the opportunities he was afforded, he was able to develop his game. In 1929, at age 19, Goodman rocked the links when he defeated the world’s best golfer, Bobby Jones. The N.Y. Times headline heralded "Bobby Jones loses to young Nebraskan in big golf upset. Omaha boy defeats champion." He continued to make history as the last amateur golfer to win the U.S. Open (1933) and the U.S. Amateur (1937). He was later featured on the cover of Time magazine.

Knowing the good that can be done when kids are given opportunities to learn and grow, funds raised from this event will be used to support and expand Junior Programs throughout the City of Omaha. The programs include not only golf, but also swimming, tennis, & summer day camps. Our goal is to expand each area by providing “scholarships” to those that would not have the opportunity otherwise with intentions of leveling the playing field for children from all four quadrants of the city. We are asking for your support in making this happen.

Below you will find information regarding the City’s Junior Programming as well as levels of sponsorship. Our goal is to raise $50k in honor of the Johnny Goodman’s 50th Anniversary to ensure that all children despite their background, are afforded the opportunity to learn to swim, play golf, tennis, or attend day camp. Not only this year, but for years to come. Your support is much appreciated.

In the event of a rainout, vouchers will be issued for a round of golf, with cart, at any city golf course/person and commemorative gifts will be delivered to primary registrant. *Tax-deductable amount will be adjusted.


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