he ShopRite LPGA Classic officially announced the 2013 tournament will be 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 will be televised on Golf Channel. For the latest tournament news and information, visit ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com.
This shore tradition continues to grow in popularity due in large part to the wonderful support we receive from dedicated fans, volunteers, partners, and of course, ShopRite, said Executive Director Tim Erensen. We look forward to again bringing world-class entertainment to the Jersey shore and to do our part in showcasing Greater Atlantic City to millions of golf fans around the world. Since 1992, ShopRite has donated more than $25 million to charities by sponsoring LPGA tournaments.
In 2012, ShopRite again raised more than $1.2 million for charitable organizations in ShopRite service areas, aiding hospitals, food banks, educational institutions and other agencies. On behalf of all of our ShopRite stores, I am pleased that we are able to give back so much to our local communities, said Joseph Colalillo, chairman and CEO of Wakefern Food Corp., the marketing and distribution arm for ShopRite. This year we raised $1.2 million for worthy organizations, such as The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, The Foundation of the UMDNJ and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to name just a few. We look forward to continuing our ongoing tradition of offering the best golf and family entertainment for a great cause. Originally known as the Atlantic City Classic, the tournament began in 1986 and was played on several courses near Atlantic City with the first two and last 12 years played at Seaview. The tournament was officially changed to the ShopRite LPGA Classic in 1992 when Wakefern Food Corp. became the title sponsor. One of the most popular stops on the LPGA Tour, the ShopRite LPGA Classic has crowned as champions some of the greatest names in womens professional golf, including Juli Inkster, Nancy Lopez, Betsy King, Annika Sorenstam, Brittany Lincicome, and 2012 champion Stacy Lewis. 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 more than 230 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 more than $27 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the LPGAs ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $25 million for local schools, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com. iation) The LPGA is the worlds 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 womens 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 the release of its 2012 schedule that features 27 tournaments including 19 in North America and a total purse increase of $6 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
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. Press Contacts: Barbara Murphy 609-390-5633 / Mo