Charitable Giving is “A Shore Tradition”
ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer Tickets On Sale
100% of Advance Ticket Sales Donated to Charity
Galloway, NJ (January 30, 2013) – When a new champion is crowned at the conclusion of the 2013 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, local charities will win big as a beneficiary of the tournament’s charity ticket program. The Classic, in coordination with title sponsor ShopRite, will contribute 100 percent of all advance ticket sales to charity partners. Tickets are now on sale through www.ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com or by calling the tournament office at 609-798-0222, and each ticket buyer will choose which charity partner will receive the donation on behalf of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. To date, there are 20 tournament charity partners, including AtlantiCare Foundation, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Foundation, and Community FoodBank of New Jersey – Southern Branch.
The LPGA is carrying strong momentum into the 2013 season and announced this year’s schedule earlier this month featuring 28 tournaments, nearly 49 million in prize money and a record 300-plus hour of tournament television coverage on Golf Channel and other networks. The Tour started tracking charitable contributions in 1981, and the cumulative charitable donations from the LPGA and its tournaments have totaled more than $211 million. Since 1992, ShopRite has donated more than $25 million to charities by sponsoring LPGA tournaments, including $1.2 million in 2012 for charitable organizations in ShopRite service areas that aid hospitals, food banks, educational institutions and other agencies.
“Charitable giving is a significant and important component of our tournament efforts,” said Tim Erensen, Executive Director of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. “Thanks to the tremendous support of ShopRite, and all of our corporate partners, we are able to continue this tradition of giving to organizations that need assistance in our community.”
The 2013 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer – in association with Tanger Outlets The Walk, the Official Ticket Sponsor of the 2013 event – is offering three ticket options: Good Any-One-Day Grounds Ticket for $15; Weekly Grounds Pass for $30; and Weekly Clubhouse Pass for $60. The Weekly Clubhouse Pass will provide access to Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, which provides additional dining and hospitality options.
Additionally, the tournament announced the following free ticket promotions:
- Free admission for all spectators Monday, May 27 through Thursday, May 30
- Children 17-years-old and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult
- ShopRite Price Plus Members will receive two free grounds tickets per day by showing a valid membership card at the Admissions Gate
- All service personnel (military, fire and police) will be admitted free throughout the tournament with proper ID
The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer will be held Monday, May 27 through Sunday, June 2 on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, NJ. 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 the Golf Channel.
For a complete list of charity partners, tickets and tournament information, visit www.ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com or call the tournament office at (609) 798-0222.
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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