Elmsford, NY (February 27, 2019)— ShopRite will be presented with the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association’s prestigious Bing Crosby Tournament Sponsor award at its 68th National Awards Dinner on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, New York.
The Bing Crosby Tournament Sponsor award is presented to an individual or organization that promotes and supports the game of golf through commercial sponsorship of quality events. ShopRite is the title sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer.
Played on the Bay Course at the Seaview Hotel and Golf Club near Atlantic City, NJ, the tournament was originally known as the Atlantic City LPGA Classic. ShopRite became its title sponsor in 1992. The LPGA’s greatest players compete at this tournament, and its list of past champions reads like a who’s who of women’s professional golf: Juli Inkster, Betsy King, Nancy Lopez, Annika Sorenstam, Cristie Kerr, Karrie Webb, Anna Nordqvist, and the 2018 winner, Annie Park.
The tournament brings in over $19 million in new economic activity each year, and supports 183 annual jobs in Atlantic County. Proceeds from the Classic have enabled ShopRite to donate over $34 million since 1992 to organizations such as AtlantiCare Cancer Care, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and the Special Olympics of New Jersey among others.
The MGWA has raised well over two million dollars for Caddie Scholarship programs in the Metropolitan New York area; the MGA Foundation; and the Dave Marr Journalism Scholarship at Columbia University.
Tickets may be purchased at www.metgolfwriters.org.
The MGWA has recognized the game’s greatest players, contributors, and organizations at its National Awards Dinner – the longest-running and often the largest golf dinner in the U.S. each year – since 1952. This annual event is attended by nearly 600 guests, representing golf’s leading organizations, corporate supporters, Met Area Clubs and Club leaders, as well as local and national golf media. This year’s Dinner is sponsored by Rolex, PGA of America, RBC, USGA, ShopRite, Eiger Marketing Group, Tourism Ireland, Sterling National Bank, Broadridge, Callaway, LPGA and MGA and will be hosted by MGWA Vice President/PGA Professional and Sirius XM Radio Personality Brian Crowell.