Galloway, New Jersey (PRWEB) April 23, 2014
Acer has signed a new deal to return as presenting sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, tournament officials announced today. In addition, the event also announced that Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City has agreed to serve as presenting sponsor of the Official Tournament Pro-Am events.
Acer has been a proud supporter of the tournament for many years, and first upped its commitment in 2013 as presenting sponsor. The company – an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives – is an active supporter of women’s professional golf. In addition to its expansive support of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, the company also supports former world No. 1 Yani Tseng and other events on the LPGA calendar.
“We are proud to be a part of this tournament and women’s professional golf in general,” said Kim Phipps, Director, Global Marketing and Brand, Acer. “Our association with this wonderful event brings great visibility to our brands and the talented women who ‘explore beyond limits’ through sports.”
In addition to on course branding and media assets, Acer will again award the winner of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer with a state of the art computing system.
“We couldn’t be more pleased that partners the caliber of Acer and Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City have decided to continue their support of this event,” said Tournament Director, Leela Narang. “Our corporate and fan support continue to grow and we look forward to once again showcasing the best female golfers in the world.”
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City will again serve as presenting sponsor of the Official Tournament Pro-Am events slated for Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29. Harrah’s Resort is designated as one of the tournament’s preferred hotels and will host the highly anticipated and invitation only Official Pro-Am Celebration on Wednesday, May 28 at The Pool at Harrah’s Resort.
“This tournament has a positive impact on the region and we’re excited to return as Pro-Am presenting sponsor,” said Rick Mazer, Regional President and General Manager of Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. “We look forward to continuing to provide a first-class experience for the LPGA players, Pro-Am participants, and the many fans in attendance.”
The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer will be held Monday, May 26 through Sunday, June 1. The 144-player field will compete over three rounds for a $1.5 million purse at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey. The tournament will be televised on Golf Channel. For more information visit http://www.shopritelpgaclassic.com.
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $33 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $27 million for local organizations, hospitals and community groups. Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award. For more information, please visit http://www.ShopRite.com.
About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: LPGA.com, facebook.com/lpga.official, twitter.com/lpga, and youtube.com/lpgavideo.
Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Acer employs 7,400 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally (IDC 2013). Estimated revenues for 2013 reached US$12.03 billion. Please visit http://www.acer.com for more information.
About Harrah’s Resort
In the Atlantic City marina district, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City offers an environment like none other. Guests enjoy an all-inclusive resort experience including accommodations in one of five hotel towers anchored by the 44 story Waterfront Tower, an open-concept casino floor, fine dining options including McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, Luke Palladino, Dos Caminos, Sammy D’s, the city’s only Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and galleria shopping at the Waterfront Shops. Harrah’s Resort is also home to The Pool – a domed tropical paradise that creates an endless summer with myriad pools, cabanas, bars, 40 foot palm trees and nightly entertainment activities. Harrah’s Resort is located at 777 Harrah’s Boulevard in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information, call 1-800-441-5000 or visit http://www.harrahsresort.com.
About Atlantic City Country Club
The Atlantic City County Club is one of the world’s leading gaming companies. Founded in 1897 and located on approximately 170 acres in the shadow of Atlantic City, the prestigious Atlantic City Country Club is an ideal blend of deeply rooted golf tradition and today’s state-of-the-art technology which makes for an experience unlike any other in the world. Rated the #1 Public Daily Fee Golf Course in New Jersey, ACCC has tremendous significance in American golf history and proudly carries the distinctions of “The Birthplace of the Birdie,” as well as being the site where the term “Eagle” was coined. With world-class golf, historic settings and a tremendous family atmosphere, ACCC continues to be one of the most entertaining venues in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, please visit http://www.accountryclub.com.
Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.