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Celebrating Dads during the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give

The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give is giving families the perfect setting to celebrate Father’s Day this year with a variety of activities that will take place June 14-19 at Blythefield Country Club:

  • Fathers in FREE– On June 19, all fathers, who attend the tournament with a child, will receive free admission to the Meijer LPGA Classic.
  • Father’s Day Brunch with Marcus SamuelssonCelebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson will host a Father’s Day Brunch and culinary demonstrations at 10 a.m. and noon June 19, in conjunction with the Grand Taste at the Meijer LPGA Classic. Tickets are limited and cost $25 apiece at
  • Meijer LPGA Kid’s Center– The activity center, sponsored by Unilever, will feature a free Father’s Day card-making station June 15-19.

“What better way to honor Father’s Day weekend than with world-class golf, delicious West Michigan cuisine, and activities the whole family can enjoy,” Tournament Director Lesley Baker said. “By offering free tournament admission to fathers on Sunday and Father’s Day Brunch with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, families can celebrate this special day together in a unique and memorable way.”

In addition, two of the biggest names in ladies golf have committed to play in the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give. Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel – both of whom have multiple LPGA Tour victories under their belts – will compete alongside 142 of the other best women golfers in the world.

Both players have gone above and beyond to support the tournament and Simply Give, and we couldn’t be happier to host them here in Grand Rapids.

The 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give will host a full field of 144 players, playing 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition. The driving mission of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give is to focus on feeding the hungry, and improving the quality of life within the region. The tournament coincides with the retailer’s Simply Give program, which has generated more than $21 million since 2008 for food pantries in the communities it serves.

To learn more about the Meijer LPGA for Simply Give, please visit

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