Riverchase Patriots Dinner

Riverchase Patriots Dinner

November 17, 2019 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for the Support The Veterans "Patriots Dinner" at the Riverchase Country Club the night before the Riverchase Patriots Golf Tournament.

The Patriots Dinner is a donation-driven event for the tournament golf participants and those interested in helping veterans.   Veterans will be invited to play on Monday with each foursome.   Register TODAY!


Our Guest Speaker is Dr. Lawrence Deluca, M.D. Astronaut on STS-50 as Chief Scientist on the International Space Station. We plan to auction/raffle valuable items that have been donated by 

Dr. Deluca and local merchants during the dinner. 

Dr. Lawrence Deluca, M.D.

Member of the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia for STS-50

Dr. DeLucas was a member of the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia for STS-50 (June 25-July 9, 1992), the United States Microgravity Laboratory-1 (USML-1) Spacelab mission. Over a two-week period, the crew conducted a wide variety of experiments relating to materials processing and fluid physics. At mission conclusion, DeLucas had traveled over 5.7 million miles in 221 Earth orbits, and had logged over 331 hours in space.

  • Co-Chair, Spacehab Science Advisory Board
  • Secretary of the Board, Council of Biotechnology Centers, Biotechnology Industry Council
  • Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, UAB
  • Howell Heflin Statesmanship Award for Technology, NASA Space Flight Medal
  • Recognized as one of the scientists who could shape the 21st century in an article by The Sunday Times entitled "The Brains Behind the 21st Century"
  • Distinguished Crystallography Lecturer for Pittsburgh Diffraction Society Lecturers
  • Honorary Doctor of Science degree, The Ohio State University, Illinois College of Optometry, State University of New York State College of Optometry, and Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI.
  • NASA Space Flight Medal; flew as a payload specialist astronaut on the Columbia Space Shuttle, June 25-July 9, 1992. This was the longest space shuttle flight to date making 221 orbits of Earth.
  • Served as the NASA Chief Scientist for the International Space Station, at NASA HQ in Washington DC; 1994-1995.
  • Received the 1st Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, December 8, 1991.