GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets to the 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give are now available at each of the retailer's 110 Michigan stores. The third annual tournament will be held June 14-19 at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids.
General admission daily tickets are $10, and allow for general grounds access for any one day Tuesday-Sunday. General admission weekly tickets are $25, and allow for general grounds access throughout the entire tournament week. Children, ages 17 and under, get in free with a ticketed adult. Both ticket options are now available at the customer service desks in every Michigan Meijer store.
"At Meijer, we are committed to our fundamental philosophy of strengthening the communities where our customers and team members work and live," Meijer Co-Chairman Doug Meijer said. "In just 2 years, golf fans across West Michigan have supported our cause of feeding hungry families and helped build the foundation for one of the premier LPGA events on tour. We are pleased to offer tickets in all of our Meijer stores and hope to continue the growth of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give."
The 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give will feature a full field of 144 golfers competing in a four-day, 72-hole competition.
Similar to last year, proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week's festivities – will benefit the Meijer Simply Give program. In the event's two-year history, the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give has raised more than $1.3 million for the Simply Give program to feed those in need throughout the Midwest.
To purchase tickets for the 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com.
For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give or to volunteer, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com.
To view a video on the Meijer hunger relief efforts, including Simply Give, please visit http://newsroom.meijer.com/meijer-simply-give-video.
Lesley Baker, Tournament Director, Octagon
Lesley.Baker@octagon.com or 616-426-6225
Christina Fecher, Public Relations Manager, Meijer
Christina.Fecher@meijer.com or 616-735-7968
About Meijer Simply Give
Meijer is a family-owned retailer based in Grand Rapids, Mich. with a fundamental philosophy aimed at strengthening the communities it serves. Meijer operates 223 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin, and proudly donates more than 6 percent of its net profit each year to charities throughout the Midwest. With hunger as a corporate philanthropic focus, Meijer partners with hundreds of food banks and pantries through its Simply Give and food rescue programs. Meijer also supports education, disaster relief, and health and wellness initiatives. For additional information on Meijer philanthropy, please visit www.meijercommunity.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.
About Blythefield Country Club
Located just north of Grand Rapids, Blythefield has been providing families the best golf and social experience in West Michigan since 1928. With the Rogue River flowing through, Blythefield boasts one of the most beautiful championship layouts in Michigan. Previously, Blythefield has hosted the 1953 Western Amateur, the 1961 Western Open, won by Arnold Palmer, and the 2005 Western Junior won by Rickie Fowler. Beginning in 2014 Blythefield is honored to host the Meijer LPGA Classic. Learn more about Blythefield Country Club at www.blythefieldcc.org.
About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
The LPGA is the world's leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women's golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.com, www.facebook.com/LPGA, www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.
About Octagon Global Events
Octagon Global Events is a division of Octagon, the world's largest sports and entertainment representation and marketing agency. Octagon Global Events focuses on premium event/property management, providing strategic corporate solutions. The division currently manages two PGA TOUR Champions events, three LPGA Tour events, three culinary events, and the Toyota Texas Fest. For more information, visit http://www.octagonglobalevents.com.
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