Acer Announced as ShopRite LPGA Classic Presenting Sponsor
ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer
Galloway, NJ (January 8, 2013) – Tournament officials are thrilled to announce that when “A Shore Tradition” returns this spring to the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, NJ, it will officially be called the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. Acer, recognized globally as a leader in the mobile computing industry and a proud supporter of women’s golf, has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the 2013 tournament. The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer is scheduled Monday, May 27 through Sunday, June 2.
Acer has been a proud partner of the tournament in the past, and the official computer of the event has expanded its support to become presenting sponsor. Many fans are familiar with the Acer brand via their sponsorship of the Rolex Rankings No. 1 ranked professional female golfer, Yani Tseng. Acer named her the company’s global ambassador, and Tseng can be seen in many of the company’s television advertisements, in addition to wearing logoed apparel.
The ShopRite LPGA Classic continues to attract corporate partners of Acer's caliber because of its dedication to providing an affordable, world-class entertainment experience for the entire family that has a tremendous positive impact on the region.
“We are proud to support this tournament and women’s golf,” said Kim Phipps, Director, Global Marketing and Brand, Acer. “By having signed on as the official computer and presenting sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, the affiliation brings greater visibility to both our brands and to the many talented women who explore beyond limits in this sport,” she added.
The best players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) will compete for a $1.5 million purse in the 54-hole, LPGA-sanctioned official event. A week of pre-tournament events will lead three days of championship play starting Friday, May 31 and concluding Sunday, June 2. The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer will be televised on Golf Channel. For the latest tournament news and information, visit ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com.
“Since the Classic’s return to the Jersey Shore just three years ago, we have not only continued to see an increase in fan and community support, but with our corporate partnerships as well,” said Tournament Director, Leela Narang. “When we see a successful global brand like Acer coming on board as the presenting sponsor of our event, it’s proof positive that the strength and appeal of our tournament, and women’s golf, is smart business.”
“We are pleased to continue to sponsor the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Through this tournament, we have been able to support local initiatives such as the innovative programs at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center; Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure in North Jersey; diabetes management programs at St. Joseph’s Medical Center; CARES Institute’s Treatment Center for Child Abuse and Neglect; the Pediatric Ophthalmology Section at Yale University; the Embrace Kids Foundation in support of pediatric cancer patients and their families; and food banks throughout our area. We welcome Acer as a partner who will help us to continue this good work,” added Joseph Colalillo, chairman and CEO of Wakefern Food Corp., the marketing and distribution arm for 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 nearly 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than five 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 nearly $30 million to 1,700 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 $26 million for local schools, hospitals and community groups. Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award. For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.
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 1,700 members representing 29 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 serves as the official developmental tour of the LPGA, consistently producing a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA Tour is enjoying significant momentum following a 2012 schedule that featured 27 tournaments – including 19 in North America – and a total purse increase of $7 million. 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.official, www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.
Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Ranked No. 2 for notebooks globally (Gartner 2011), Acer employs 8,000 people, and 2011 revenues reached US$15.7 billion. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.
About Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club
Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway Twp., NJ is a historic seaside resort dating to 1915. In 2010 it was purchased by The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, which updated and made improvements to the property to continue its tradition of elegant accommodations for vacations, golf outings, weddings and corporate events. Operated by Dolce Resorts and Troon Golf, the resort seamlessly transitioned into the Stockton College community, where it plays an integral role in an expanding Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies program. Located on 670 wooded acres of New Jersey pinelands, the resort features 271 guestrooms and suites as well as 36 holes of championship golf on two world-renowned courses, and 27,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Additional information is available at www.stocktonseaview.com.
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