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Meijer LPGA Classic wins second consecutive 'Best Tournament' award
By Cory Olsen | email@example.com
on January 19, 2017 at 10:05 AM, updated January 19, 2017 at 10:07 AM
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- For the second year in a row the Meijer LPGA Class for Simply Give was honored with the award of "Best Tournament" on the LPGA Tour.
The Classic hosted all of the Top 50 LPGA professionals last year received the Gold Driver-Dave Goff Series Award at the tour's annual luncheon.
"We are honored to once again receive this prestigious award, which ultimately belongs to the community," Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes said. "We cannot thank the community enough for their continued support of our tournament, which continues to exceed expectations."
The Gold Driver - Dave Goff Series Award is considered the top prize for those holding tournaments throughout the world and is a prize that's awarded by the LPGA and the Tournament Owners Association.
The Meijer LPGA Classic also received awards for its social media campaign, player engagement, sponsorship activation, program and overall tournament experience.
"The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give has quickly become a role model for LPGA tournaments, excelling in all aspects of a successful tournament," LPGA Chief Commercial Officer Jon Podany said. "It is quite impressive to earn six TOA Gold Driver Awards honors, the Gold Driver Award for the best overall tournament experience, in just their third year as a tournament.
|The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give was awarded the Gold Driver-Dave Goff Series Award for the second consecutive year. (Photo courtesy of Meijer)
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"These accolades speak volumes to the unified efforts of the tournament partners and staff, Blythefield Country Club, the Grand Rapids community and the people at Meijer who work year-long to make this event truly stand out."
The 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic returns to Blythefield Country Club on Father's Day weekend June 13-18. The continuing mission of the event is Meijer's Simply Give program which helps stock the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest.
The Meijer LPGA Classic generated more than $2.1 million for this cause over the past three years.