Farmers Insurance Open honors San Diego’s first responders

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – This year’s Farmers Insurance Open will host more than 1,000 first responders as part of its celebration of those who continue to selflessly serve our communities.

The 14th hole on the South Course will feature a special pin flag, tee signage and tee markers dedicated to first responders, and Farmers will donate $1,000 to the San Diego Fire Rescue and Police Foundations for each birdie made at the 14th hole during competition rounds.

Police Chief David Nisleit and Fire Chief Colin Stowell tee’d off this morning with surprise guest PGA Pro Rickie Fowler who joined them for a round of golf.

The Responders Cup is taking place to highlight disaster resilience and a way to honor our first responders for their year-round commitment of service.

San Diego Police Officer Deborah Ganley was also honored at the event with the inaugural Farmers Insurance Hometown Hero Award.

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