Galloway, NJ (November 1, 2016) – The 2017 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer will be held May 29 – June 4, tournament officials announced today. Two-time defending champion Anna Nordqvist will attempt to become the first back-to-back-to-back winner of the event and join Annika Sorenstam and Betsy King as the tournament’s only three time winners in its 29-year history.
Tickets are on sale now at www.shopritelpgaclassic.com
, or by calling the tournament office at (609) 798-0222.
The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer brings together thousands of fans each year for South Jersey’s largest annual sporting event. Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club will again host 144 professionals competing over 54 holes for a $1.5 million purse. The tournament is also home to the largest Pro-Am in professional golf taking place over two days on four different golf courses.
“We’re honored to work with the local community each year to deliver South Jersey’s largest annual sporting event,” said Tim Erensen, Executive Director of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. “Our partnership with ShopRite and our more than 400 corporate partners enables us to bring one of the most unique events in all of professional golf to the Jersey Shore.”
ShopRite has served as title sponsor of the tournament since 1992, and has raised more than $30 million for charities through its association with the tournament and the LPGA.
"We are so proud of our long running partnership with the LPGA and commitment to this great golfing event and fundraising effort," said Joseph Colalillo, chairman and CEO of Wakefern Food Corp., the marketing and distribution arm of ShopRite. "The annual tournament features the world's top female golfers while also highlighting organizations that play a key a role in our communities. Local schools, hospitals and organizations that help those in need have benefitted from the more than $30 million raised over the last 24 years. And we look forward to another year of great golf and giving back with the LPGA.”
For information about Pro-Am player packages and sponsorship opportunities visit www.ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com or call the Tournament office at (609) 798-0222.
About the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer
The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer is one of the largest and most prestigious events on the LPGA tour. It is held annually in Atlantic City and features the world's best female golfers competing over three rounds for a $1.5 million purse. The event, owned and operated by Eiger Marketing Group, is held on the Bay Course at prestigious Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. To date, ShopRite has donated more than $30 million to local charities through its LPGA relationship.