Wegmans to continue LPGA sponsorship
ROCHESTER, N.Y. The Ladies Professional Golf Association and Wegmans on Friday jointly announced that they will continue their partnership of the LPGA Championship, with Wegmans stepping up into the title sponsorship position of the LPGA major event for two additional years.
The 2011 Wegmans LPGA Championship will be held during the week of June 20 through 26. It will feature a $2.5 million purse and continue to support Graduation is the Goal.
“Based on our unbelievable 35-year partnership, combined with the tournament’s clear ability to step it up at last year’s LPGA Championship presented by Wegmans, we are pleased to stage our flagship LPGA Championship at Locust Hill Country Club for the next two years,” stated Michael Whan, LPGA commissioner.
“It is an honor for Wegmans to be title sponsor for the 2011 and 2012 LPGA Championship,” stated Colleen Wegman, president of Wegmans Food Markets. “Last year, the LPGA Championship generated $400,000 in net proceeds for Graduation is the Goal and United Way’s Children’s Success Fund. It is our hope that the 2011 Wegmans LPGA Championship will raise even more money for our community.”