The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer will be held June 3–9, 2019, tournament officials announced today. Defending champion Annie Park will be one of 144 players competing for the $1.75 million purse when the best female golfers in the world descend upon South Jersey for the area’s largest annual sporting event.
Since 1986, the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer has attracted millions of fans to South Jersey. The tournament also attracts hundreds of corporate partners and broadcasts the region to 170 countries and more than 500 million households worldwide.
“We are so thankful for ShopRite, our fans, partners and community leaders for continually making us one of the best events in professional golf,” said Tim Erensen, Executive Director of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. “We’re proud to represent our region on a global scale and look forward to hosting the best players in the world at Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.”
ShopRite has served as title sponsor of the tournament since 1992, and has donated millions of dollars to regional charities through its partnership with women’s professional golf.
"ShopRite's partnership with the LPGA brings this premier sporting event to New Jersey each year while also raising money for community groups that help those in need," said Joseph Colalillo, chairman and CEO of Wakefern Food Corp., the marketing and distribution arm of ShopRite. "The ShopRite LPGA Classic raised $1.4 million last year for organizations such as food banks, healthcare centers and the Special Olympics of New Jersey, and a total of $34 million has been donated through ShopRite's association with the LPGA. We look forward to seeing some of the best women golfers in the world return in 2019 to compete at Seaview Hotel and Golf Club."