The 2016 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer will be held May 30 – June 5, tournament officials announced today. Defending champion Anna Nordqvist will be part of one of the best fields in women’s professional golf in the event’s annual return to the historic Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.
The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer brings together thousands of fans each year for South Jersey’s largest annual sporting event featuring 144 professionals competing over 54 holes for a $1.5 million purse. The tournament is also home to the largest Pro-Am in professional golf taking place over two days, on four different golf courses.
“We’re honored to work with the local community each year to deliver South Jersey’s largest annual sporting event,” said Tim Erensen, Executive Director of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. “Our partnership with ShopRite and our 400+ corporate partners enables us to bring one of the most unique events in all of professional golf to the Jersey Shore.”
ShopRite has served as title sponsor of the tournament since 1992, and has raised over $30 million for charities through its association with the tournament and the LPGA.
"We continue to be proud of our partnership with the LPGA,” said Joseph Colalillo, chairman and CEO of Wakefern Food Corp., the marketing and distribution arm of ShopRite. “The strength and perseverance of the athletes in the tournament inspires and amazes us every day, and it is mirrored by the strength and commitment of the organizations that benefit from this tremendous fundraising effort. In this, our 23rd year of sponsorship, we look back on the $29 million raised for our communities; money that goes back to local schools, hospitals and organizations that help those in need. We are proud to be partners with the LPGA in caring for our friends and neighbors and look forward to another year of great golf and great giving."
For information about Pro-Am player packages, sponsorship opportunities, volunteering or to purchase tickets, visit www.ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com or call the Tournament office at (609) 798-0222.
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. To date, the tournament has been involved in donating $29 million to charities. The 2016 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer will be held May 30 – June 5.