2011 ShopRite LPGA Champion Brittany Lincicome.
While golf fans come to the annual ShopRite LPGA Classic to watch some of the best female golfers in the world, the event has always been an outstanding contributor to local charitable organizations.
Since the LPGA started tracking charitable contributions in 1981, the cumulative charitable donations from the LPGA and its tournaments has totaled more than $200 million, $24 million of which comes from the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
The tournament, in coordination with title sponsor ShopRite, will continue this tradition of giving, and has announced that for the 2012 event, “Ticket Drive for Charity” partners will receive 100 percent of all advance ticket purchases. Each ticket buyer will choose which charity partner will receive the contribution on behalf of the ShopRite LPGA Classic. To date, there are 18 charity partners of the 2012 ShopRite LPGA Classic, including AtlantiCare Foundation, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Foundation, and Community FoodBank of New Jersey – Southern Branch.
“Due to the tremendous support of ShopRite and our other corporate partners, we are now in a position to offer this special opportunity to our charitable beneficiaries,” said Tim Erensen, Executive Director of the ShopRite LPGA Classic. “We hope this adds to the experience for our charity partners, especially those who have been such an integral part of the triumphant return of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.”
The ShopRite LPGA Classic, takes place May 28-June 3, 2012, at the Bay Course at Seaview Resort. The Tournament will include a $1.5 million purse and three days of televised coverage on The Golf Channel.