Birdies by the Bay
Charity Golf Event
Monday, September 20th, 2021
Benefiting the Navy SEAL Foundation

Help us support the U.S. Navy SEALs and their families by participating in the 2021 Birdies by the Bay Golf Tournament in Half Moon Bay. Proceeds from this event will be directed to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

As the frequent deployments continue, the injuries mount and the stress on the families and operators grow, your support is vital and needed now more than ever to continue the programs and services of the Navy SEAL Foundation.


Monday, September 20th, 2021

All Registered Guests Oceanside Ceremonies, Tournament Golf, Golf Clinic, Casual BBQ Dinner, and other activities available for non-golfers.

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Half Moon Bay Golf Links and The Ritz-Carlton

Set against dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Half Moon Bay Golf Links features thirty-six holes of championship golf as well as The Ritz-Carlton H

COVID-19 Modifications

We are looking forward to coming together again for our 2021 Navy SEAL Birdies by the Bay Charity Golf Event and we want you to rest assured that the health and safety of all attendees is our top priority. In line with local guidelines and regulations, we'll be making modifications and adding precautions as appropriate, while making sure we preserve the unique spirit of this event. We'll be sharing more information about event modifications this summer. Please feel free to reach out to Dani Mohan at with any questions in the meantime.

Honorary Event Chairman

Rear Admiral Steve Oswald, USN Ret.

Serving our nation for more than thirty years with both the U.S. Navy and NASA, Steve Oswald has had an accomplished career as naval aviator, test pilot, three-time Space Shuttle astronaut, and senior executive. Oswald is currently with Syzygy Enterprises, LLC, a provider of consulting services in the aerospace, defense, intelligence, and homeland security sectors. He is the brother of fallen Navy SEAL Commander Peter Oswald.

Medal of Honor Recipient

Lieutenant Michael E. Thornton, USN Ret.

Mike Thornton is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam. He saved the life of his critically wounded senior officer, Navy SEAL Lieutenant Thomas R. Norris, who also was awarded the Medal of Honor for unrelated action occurring six months earlier. It was the first time since the battle at the Citadel in Korea in 1871 that a Medal of Honor was awarded for saving the life of a Medal of Honor recipient.

About the SEALS

What is a SEAL? He is a common man with an uncommon desire to succeed. A SEAL's unflinching commitment to accomplish his mission is something that cannot be taught. Beyond his rigorous physical training, mental discipline and technological resources, it is his extraordinary innate force of will that ensures a SEAL’s place amongst the pinnacle of elite warriors.

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About the Navy SEAL Foundation

The Navy SEAL Foundation provides support in times of adversity and achievement across the nation and in every corner of the globe for the preservation of our U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, Naval Special Warfare support personnel and their families. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, national non-profit charitable organization. Since 2011, the Navy SEAL Foundation has remained among the top tier of benevolent organizations for sound fiscal management, as well as sustaining a 4 out of 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. In 2017, the most recently audited fiscal year, just over 96 cents of every dollar donated went directly to support services or was retained for future mission use, including commitments to surviving families.

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