ShopRite LPGA Classic by Acer extended through 2023

The 28th staging of the tournament is set for May 29 – June 4 at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club

Galloway, NJ, 2017-Jun-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wakefern Food Corp., Eiger Marketing Group and the LPGA today (May 31, 2017) announced a five-year sponsorship extension that will extend ShopRite’s commitment to the tournament through 2023. Originally known as the Atlantic City Classic, the tournament began in 1986 and was officially changed to the ShopRite LPGA Classic in 1992 when Wakefern Food Corp. became the title sponsor.

This year’s event marks Wakefern’s 26th year as a supporter of women’s professional golf. In 2016, ShopRite was recognized with the Commissioner’s Award signifying its long-standing commitment to the LPGA.

“We’re thrilled that the ShopRite LPGA Classic has been extended through 2023,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “Over the past 25+ years, ShopRite has become family to the LPGA and Atlantic City feels like home. We are excited that our partnership with Wakefern will allow this tradition to continue for many years to come.”

“We are proud of our long running partnership with the LPGA and commitment to this great golfing event,” 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 raising money for a variety of charities and community-based organizations. We look forward to a future filled with more great golf and good work with our friends at the LPGA.”

ShopRite has donated more than $30 million to healthcare and hunger-fighting organizations during its partnership with the LPGA. Dozens of local charities and community-based support groups receive grants each year from ShopRite as part of the relationship.

One of the most popular stops on the LPGA Tour, the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer is home to Golf’s Largest Pro-Am and each year attracts 65,000 fans to Atlantic County. The event has crowned legends of the game including Nancy Lopez, Betsy King, Annika Sorenstam, Se Ri Pak, Juli Inkster and Karrie Webb. All three rounds of competition are televised on Golf Channel in more than 170 countries.

“This commitment shows ShopRite’s steadfast support of the LPGA and the communities in which they do business,” said Tim Erensen, Executive Director of the tournament and Managing Partner at Eiger Marketing Group, which owns and operates the event. “We look forward to doing our part in enhancing the largest annual sporting event in the region and continuing this incredible charitable legacy.”

The 2017 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer takes place May 29 – June 4 at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.

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 144 of 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.

Contact:

Karen O’Shea
Phone: 732-906-5932
Communications Specialist

Maureen Gillespie
Phone: 732-906-5295
Manager

Source: ShopRite

LPGA awarded ShopRite with the distinguished Commissioner’s Award

ShopRite Receives Prestigious Commissioner’s Award from the LPGA

 

Naples, FL, 2016-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The LPGA awarded ShopRite with the distinguished Commissioner’s Award during the tour’s season-ending Rolex Awards banquet on Thursday night in Naples, Fla. In 2016, ShopRite celebrated its 25th year as a supporter of the LPGA and the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. During that tenure, ShopRite has donated more than $30 million through its association with the LPGA, more than any other sponsor in the history of the tour.

The Commissioner’s Award was introduced in 1991 by the LPGA. It annually honors a person or organization that has contributed uniquely to the LPGA and its members, furthered the cause of women’s golf, and possesses character and standards of the highest order.

“We’re proud to recognize ShopRite for lifting the LPGA to new heights for 25 years and counting,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “They are our longest partner in tournament business and one of our greatest charitable supporters. We’re honored to be associated with a company that has worked so tirelessly as an advocate of its community and women’s golf.”

ShopRite became title sponsor of the Atlantic City Classic in 1992, seeking to strengthen its ties to the New Jersey community as it broadened its footprint throughout the mid-Atlantic region. ShopRite is now the LPGA’s longest-tenured sponsor, and the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer is the second longest running tournament on the LPGA.

“ShopRite is honored to receive the Commissioner’s Award and proud to be part of a long tradition of promoting women’s golf,” said Jeff Reagan, senior vice president of marketing for Wakefern Food Corp., the marketing and distribution arm of ShopRite.  “As title sponsor of the 2017 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, we once again get to be part of a world class golfing event that also benefits local schools, hospitals and other organizations that help those in need. We look forward to seeing some of the best female golfers in the world hit the links again this spring at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.”

ShopRite is the fifteenth recipient of the Commissioner’s Award, joining PING founders Karsten and Louise Solheim, longtime tournament host and actor Jamie Farr, and the original 13 LPGA founding members.

About ShopRite 
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States.  With more than 260 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $40 million to 2,000 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $30 million for local organizations, hospitals and community groups.  For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.

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 the prestigious Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. To date, ShopRite has donated more than $30 million to local charities through its LPGA relationship.

Contact:
Karen O’Shea
Phone: 732-906-5932
Communications Specialist

Karen Meleta
Phone: 732-906-5356
Vice President
Consumer and Corporate Communications

Source: Shoprite

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