2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give announces complete field for the event June 14-19 at Blythefield Country Club

Belmont, Mich., 2016-Jun-13 — /EPR Retail News/ —

Who: Grand Rapids Community

What: The complete field for the 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give was announced today for the event June 14-19 at Blythefield Country Club. The third-year event has drawn its strongest field to-date, including every player who has won on Tour this season. The field will consist of 10 of the Top 10 and 43 of the Top 50 on the 2016 Money List. Included in the field are world No. 1 Lydia Ko, 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic Champion Lexi Thompson and 2014 Meijer LPGA Classic Champion Mirim Lee.

Other notables include Morgan Pressel, Paula Creamer, Gerina Piller, Brittany Lincicome, Jessica Korda, Michelle Wie, Cristie Kerr and Ariya Jutanugarn. Two sponsor exemptions were awarded to Hannah Kim of Northwestern University, and amateur Lindsey McPherson, to complete the field. Full field can be found at meijerLPGAclassic.com

Tickets are still available for the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give and can be purchased online at meijerLPGAclassic.com or over the phone at 616-426-6220.

Where: Blythefield Country Club,
5801 Northland Dr.
Belmont, Mich. 49306

For additional details on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, please contact the representatives per the information above. 

Contact: Lesley Baker, Tournament Director, Octagon, Lesley.Baker@octagon.com, 616-426-6225 or Christina Fecher, Public Relations Manager, Meijer, Christina.Fecher@meijer.com, 616-735-7968

Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel to play in the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, June 14-19 at Blythefield Country Club

Creamer and Pressel commit to join the field in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Officials announced today that two of the biggest names in ladies golf have committed to play in the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give. Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel – both of whom have multiple LPGA Tour victories under their belts – will compete alongside 142 of the other best lady golfers in the world June 14-19 at Blythefield Country Club.

“With Paula and Morgan – two LPGA tour favorites – committing to play, our third-year field is off to a fantastic start,” Tournament Director Lesley Baker said. “Both players have gone above and beyond to support the tournament and Simply Give, and we couldn’t be happier to host them here in Grand Rapids.”

In its third year, representatives with Meijer continue to invest in the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, ensuring West Michigan is a staple on the LPGA Tour. The retailer’s tournament has a purse of $2 million, and has expanded tournament-week activities and events for families.

Additionally, the retailer produced a television advertisement, featuring both Creamer and Pressel, to promote the tournament at Blythefield Country Club.

“We welcomed the opportunity to work with these talented athletes to promote the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give,” said Peter Whitsett, executive vice president of merchandising and marketing for Meijer. “Their continued commitment to our tournament, and its cause to feed the hungry across the Midwest, will not only drive community engagement, but lead the way for a talent-packed field.”

Paula Creamer

Paula has a total of 11 career wins, including the 2010 Women’s U.S. Open. She has 99 career Top Ten finishes, and is a five-time member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team. Paula enjoys visiting U.S. military bases around the world and spending time with the armed forces and their families.

Morgan Pressel

Morgan Pressel is a five-time U.S. Solheim Cup Team member, and had Top Five finishes in each of her first three majors in 2015. She placed 1st at the ANA Inspiration Major in 2007 and 2nd at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2011. She established The Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan in South Florida to provide mammograms and breast health education, and each year hosts the Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer charity tournament.

The 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give will host a full field of 144 players, playing 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition. The driving mission of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give is to focus on feeding the hungry, and improving the quality of life within the region. The tournament coincides with the retailer’s Simply Giveprogram, which has generated more than $21 million since 2008 for food pantries in the communities it serves.

Similar to last year, proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week’s festivities – will benefit the Meijer Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries throughout the Midwest. The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give has donated more than $1.3 Million to local food pantries through the Simply Give program.

For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give or to volunteer, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com

To view a video recapping the 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com, and a video on the Meijer hunger relief efforts, including Simply Give, please visit http://newsroom.meijer.com/meijer-simply-give-video.

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.comwww.facebook.com/LPGAwww.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 Champions Tour events, two LPGA Tour events and the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. For more information, visit http://www.octagonglobalevents.com.

Contact: Lesley Baker, Tournament Director, Octagon, Lesley.Baker@octagon.com, 616-426-6225 or Christina Fecher, Public Relations Manager, Meijer, Christina.Fecher@meijer.com, 616-735-7968

 

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Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel to play in the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, June 14-19 at Blythefield Country Club

Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel to play in the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, June 14-19 at Blythefield Country Club

The Grand Taste at the Meijer LPGA Classic announces new restaurants for inaugural Grand Taste event June 17-19 at Blythefield Country Club

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-Apr-17 — /EPR Retail News/ —

Who: Grand Rapids community

What: The Grand Taste at the Meijer LPGA Classic is announcing new restaurant partnerships for the inaugural Grand Taste event June 17-19 at Blythefield Country Club. The three-day culinary experience, which is running in conjunction with the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, will feature more than 40 local restaurants, breweries, local growers and Meijer vendors.

The additional partnership agreements include The Pit Stop, Brewery Vivant, San Chez Bistro, Yesterdog and Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Additional restaurant partnership announcements will follow as the event nears.

A complimentary shuttle service has also been added to facilitate transportation from downtown Grand Rapids to Blythefield Country Club. Guests will be shuttled from MLive Media Group, 169 Monroe Ave. NW, to the main entrance at the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give. The free shuttle service will run from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 17-19 for ticketed guests.

Where: Grand Taste at the Meijer LPGA Classic tickets are available at meijerLPGAclassic.com

For additional details on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, or Grand Taste at the Meijer LPGA Classic please contact the representatives per the information above.

Contact: Lesley Baker, Tournament Director, Octagon, Lesley.Baker@octagon.com, 616-426-6225 or Christina Fecher, Public Relations Manager, Meijer, Christina.Fecher@meijer.com, 616-735-7968

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The Grand Taste at the Meijer LPGA Classic announces new restaurants for inaugural Grand Taste event June 17-19 at Blythefield Country

The Grand Taste at the Meijer LPGA Classic announces new restaurants for inaugural Grand Taste event June 17-19 at Blythefield Country

 

Source: Meijer

The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give announces three-day grand tasting event on June 17-19 at Blythefield Country Club

More than 40 local restaurants, breweries, local growers at Blythefield Country Club

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give announced today a three-day grand tasting event that Meijer will host in conjunction with the LPGA tournament week June 14-19. The inaugural Meijer LPGA Grand Taste will take place June 17-19 at Blythefield Country Club.  

“We are thrilled to be adding this experience to LPGA week showcasing some of the best food that West Michigan has to offer,” Tournament Director Lesley Baker said. “The Meijer LPGA Grand Taste will feature local restaurants, breweries and Meijer partners, attracting not only golf fans to Blythefield Country Club, but creating a culinary experience the whole family can enjoy.”

This year, fans who purchase a ticket will receive access to an upgraded food and beverage experience taking place at Blythefield Country Club. Representing Meijer and West Michigan, more than 40 local restaurants, breweries, local growers and Meijer vendors will be on hand throughout the day.

The announcement is made with commitments from Terra, Founder’s Brewing Company, Martha’s Vineyard, Honey Creek Inn, Blue Dog Tavern, Six.One.Six at JW Marriott, Bell’s Brewery and more. Additional restaurant and brewery announcements will follow.

A ticket to the Meijer LPGA Grand Taste is $25, and $5 for kids, ages 17 and under, with a ticketed adult. The upgraded ticket will include food and beverage samples from participating restaurants, breweries, and Meijer vendors. This ticket also includes general admission access to the Meijer LPGA Classic.

Similar to last year, proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week’s festivities – will benefit the Meijer Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries throughout the Midwest. The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give has raised more than $1.3 million for the Simply Give program.

For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give or to purchase tickets to the Meijer LPGA Grand Taste, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com

To view a video recapping the 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com, and a video on the Meijer hunger relief efforts, including Simply Give, please visit http://newsroom.meijer.com/meijer-simply-give-video.

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.comwww.facebook.com/LPGAwww.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 Champions Tour events, two LPGA Tour events and the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. For more information, visit http://www.octagonglobalevents.com.

Contact: Lesley Baker, Tournament Director, Octagon, Lesley.Baker@octagon.com, 616-426-6225 or Christina Fecher, Public Relations Manager, Meijer, Christina.Fecher@meijer.com, 616-735-7968

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Meijer grand taste

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft to host some of the biggest names in female golf at the Blythefield Country Club next week for its Final Field

Top names include Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson and Brittany Lincicome

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-7-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will host some of the biggest names in female golf at the Blythefield Country Club next week. The final field includes several players on the LPGA’s Top 10 money list, including No. 1 in the world Inbee Park and Michigan native Morgan Pressel, as well as Meijer LGPA Classic defending champion Mirim Lee.

Other notable players scheduled to vie for the $2 million purse include Lexi Thompson, Brittany Lincicome, Ai Miyazato and Cristie Kerr.

Two collegiate golfers – Cat Peters, of the University of Michigan, and Kaitlin Park, of Northwestern University – will join the professional golfers on the course. The two earned sponsor exemption spots into the official four-day tournament after an 18-hole qualifying tournament last month.

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will host a full field of 144 players in the 72-hole, four-day competition being held July 21-26 at Blythefield Country Club. Tickets for the tournament are on sale at meijerLPGAclassic.com.

Please click here to see the complete field list.

Similar to last year, proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week’s festivities – will benefit the Meijer Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries throughout the Midwest. The inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft raised more than $600,000 for the Simply Give program.

For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft or to volunteer, please visitmeijerLPGAclassic.com

To view a video highlighting this year’s two sponsor exemptions, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tahbtxHGzUg.

To view a video recapping the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com.

To view a video on the Meijer hunger relief efforts, including Simply Give, please visithttp://newsroom.meijer.com/meijer-simply-give-video.

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 more than 200 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, 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 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. In 2014, Blythefield hosted the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft. 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.comwww.facebook.com/LPGAwww.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/user/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 Champions Tour events, two LPGA Tour events and the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. For more information, visit http://www.octagonglobalevents.com/.

Contacts: Lesley Baker, Tournament Director, Octagon, Lesley.Baker@octagon.com, 616-426-6225 or Christina Fecher, Public Relations Manager, Meijer, Christina.Fecher@meijer.com, 616-735-7968