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Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Engages Junior Golf Fans

14 Jun, 2016


The 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give will once again engage young golf fans with the Meijer LPGA Junior Clinics and Kid’s Center throughout tournament week held June 14-19. Kids of all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate.

“We’re excited to offer the Junior Clinics and Kid’s Center again this year because they give young fans a chance to learn basic skills or develop their game,” Meijer Co-Chairman Doug Meijer said. “We feel these events provide a terrific environment to bring families together.” 

Youth, ages 17 years and under, are invited to participate in the free, two-hour clinics that will feature fun activities, games and group instruction by LPGA professionals and local golf pros. A shuttle will be available to transport all participants to Blythefield Country Club after the clinic. Once at Blythefield, youth will have access to the Meijer LPGA Kid’s Center presented by Dove, a tent located between holes 10 and 17 that will feature crafts, snacks, Father’s Day activities and LPGA player autograph sessions throughout the week.

Registration for the events is required; and no golf experience is necessary.

Meijer LPGA Junior Clinic presented by Procter & Gamble – 12 p.m. June 14 at Egypt Valley Country Club.

Meijer LPGA Junior Clinic presented by Johnson & Johnson – 1 p.m. June 15 at Boulder Creek Country Club.

Meijer LPGA Kid’s Center presented by Dove – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15-16 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17-19 at Blythefield Country Club.

“The Meijer LPGA Kid’s Center presented by Dove is a fun and interactive area where kids and families can be together and enjoy golf,” Tournament Director Lesley Baker said. “We want to encourage junior golfers to come out to the golf course and experience world-class golf with some of the best women golfers in the world.”

Similar to last year, proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week’s festivities – will benefit the Meijer Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries throughout the Midwest. The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give has donated more than $1.3 million to local food pantries through the Simply Give program.

For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give or to volunteer, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com

To view a video recapping the 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com, and a video on the Meijer hunger relief efforts, including Simply Give, please visit http://newsroom.meijer.com/meijer-simply-give-video.

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