The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give is bringing back popular attractions, including the Discovery Land and Family Care Area. The event will also introduce the new Family Village, featuring outdoor games, seating and live music.
The family-focused tournament experience will return to Blythefield Country Club June 16-19 in Belmont, Michigan.
“Attending the Meijer LPGA Classic is a summer tradition for many West Michigan families, so we keep families front of mind when planning the event each year,” said Cathy Cooper, executive director of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give. “We’re excited to bring back the family-focused elements of our event that everyone remembers and add some new things to make this summer’s event our most memorable yet.”
Discovery Land at the Meijer LPGA Classic will return to its prime location off the 18th fairway, offering young golf fans and their families an engaging on-course experience. The air-conditioned kids’ destination will feature character visits, crafts, activities and snacks.
The Meijer LPGA Classic Family Village, located next to Discovery Land, will be a destination for children and adults alike. The new Family Village will offer food and beverage options, outdoor games, live tournament coverage on digital boards and seating areas where spectators can view tee shots coming off the 18th tee, as well as players’ approaches onto the green. In addition, spectators are invited to stick around after play on Saturday for a free concert in the Family Village.
On June 18, Great Scott will give a free performance after tournament play has concluded. Great Scott is a cover band from Grand Rapids, Michigan with more than 20 years of experience. This full six-piece band with keyboards, guitars, bass, drums and piano will have guests up on their feet, dancing and singing along to the greatest songs from the 1950s to the new hits of today.
This year’s event will also offer two Meijer LPGA Classic Family Care Areas on the course for nursing mothers and parents. One air-conditioned tent will be located next to Discovery Land and will include two locking rooms with lactation and diaper changing stations, as well as an upgraded waiting area for kids and families. A second location, offering two additional lactation and changing stations, will be available at the admissions tent.
As in previous years, kids ages 17 and under will receive free general admission with a ticketed adult.
The 2022 Meijer LPGA Classic will host a full field of 144 of the best women golfers for 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition. Proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week’s festivities – once again will benefit the Meijer Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest.
For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, visit meijerLPGAclassic.com.
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