Inside The Ropes or Behind the Scenes, Volunteers Get a Front Row Seat
ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer Opens Volunteer Registration
Galloway, NJ (February 19, 2013) – “A Shore Tradition” of community service and volunteerism continues as the 2013 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer kicks off volunteer recruitment for the 2013 event. Returning to the famed Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, Monday, May 27 through June 2, the ongoing success of the tournament depends heavily on the dedication of nearly 1,000 volunteers needed to support a wide range of tournament operations.
“Whether they are inside the ropes or helping behind the scenes, the volunteers are the heart and soul of our tournament and its positive impact on the region,” said Tim Erensen, Executive Director of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. “Each and every one of our volunteers plays a major role in making the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer a world class sporting event, and one of South Jersey’s largest contributors to critical non-profit community organizations."
With the on-going support of AtlantiCare — the Official Sponsor of the Volunteer Program — the tournament has again assembled a valuable volunteer package. Each volunteer is required to purchase a $40 Official Volunteer Package which includes one official volunteer golf shirt; choice of hat or visor; free parking and entrance into the tournament all week; two Good Any Day Grounds tickets to give away to family or friends; breakfast and lunch during days worked; and for those working a minimum of three shifts, a round of golf on the tournament course for just one $25 cart fee.
“We’re pleased to partner with the ShopRite LPGA Classic, as it continues this wonderful event that helps so many in our community – including the children in our community who benefit from AtlantiCare’s Healthy Schools, Healthy Children Initiative," said Lori Herndon, executive vice president, AtlantiCare, and president, CEO, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. “The Classic’s tradition of making a difference in our community mirrors AtlantiCare’s commitment to building healthy communities.”
Registration is open to the public, and special programs are available for groups such as high school teams, clubs and community organizations. To register online, visit www.ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com. For questions about volunteering, contact Tournament Coordinator Bill Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609.798.0222 x12.
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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