Meijer officials announced today that it’s changing the name of its LPGA tournament to the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give in an effort to focus on its cause of stocking local food pantries.
“Thanks to the ongoing community support, the Meijer LPGA Classic has been incredibly successful, providing world-class golf and fun events for families,” says Doug Meijer co-chairman of Meijer. “But it has made a far greater impact by raising awareness and funding for hunger relief in the Midwest. We are dedicated to this cause.”
Meijer says the golf tournament — formerly named Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft — will be held June 13-19 at Blythefield Country Club, and will benefit the retailer’s Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest.
The program has generated more than $21 million for food pantries across the Midwest since its inception in November 2008, Meijer says.
The Meijer LPGA Classic is a world-class tournament that hosts a full field of 144 of the best female golfers playing 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition.