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777-9 soars over Boeing Classic

Flyover honors global efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic

August 23, 2021 in Our Community

A 777X flies over the Boeing Classic

(Jim Anderson photo)

A 777-9 soared over the closing ceremonies of the 2021 Boeing Classic Sunday with a tribute to the global community’s effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

A special decal with the words “Stronger Together” paired with messages on the ground showcased how customers have flown critical medical supplies, protective equipment and vaccines on Boeing airplanes.

Watch the video to see the flyover and learn more.

The flyover was the culmination of the 16th year of the tournament, back after a hiatus in 2020 because of the pandemic. Boeing, tournament officials and the PGA TOUR Champions announced the Boeing Classic has been extended for three years and will continue at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, outside of Seattle, Wash., through at least 2024.

Commercial Airplanes President & CEO Stan Deal, right, presents the tournament trophy to winner Rod Pampling.

(Jim Anderson photo)

“As the title sponsor of The Boeing Classic since its inception, Boeing is honored to continue partnering with many of our customers and regional business and civic leaders to make an impact here in the Puget Sound,” said Stan Deal, president & CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The Boeing Classic has provided millions of dollars in charitable giving and countless opportunities for Boeing employees to contribute to our community’s future. We are thrilled to continue this partnership.”

The tournament, which began in 2005, has raised more than $8 million for Benaroya Research Institute and other Seattle-area charities.

Craig Morgan, an Everett Safety DOJO employee and Navy veteran, volunteers as a tee announcer on Military Appreciation Day.

(Jim Anderson photo)

Boeing employees were among the 900 Boeing Classic volunteers throughout the week, including Military Appreciation Day on Sunday. Jerome Wallace, the Boeing Veteran Engagement president and an electrician at the Electrical Systems Responsibility Center in Everett served as a military greeter at the 18th hole.

“This community is who greeted us when we came back from our deployments, and this it has always been a part of our lives for the better,” Wallace said. “Boeing is represented here in a large capacity and – whether it’s Boeing team members or veterans – we all work as one to make our communities better.”

By Josh Green

 

All proper COVID-19 requirements were followed at the time of this event.