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Volunteers of America Classic Dates Move to November 30 – December 6, 2020
Tournament organizers alongside the LPGA announce today that the Volunteers of America Classic LPGA event will now take place November 30 – December 6, 2020 in The Colony, TX. Players will be vying for a $1.75 million purse, a significant increase from the previous $1.3 million purse. The event was originally scheduled for September 28 – October 4 of this year.
“We are a proud partner of the LPGA and are very pleased to have the opportunity to bring this event back to The Colony, TX,” said Volunteers of America CEO, Mike King. “The health and safety of volunteers, spectators, players and everyone involved from the surrounding community remains our number one priority and we will continue to look at event-week modifications and virtual programming where appropriate.”
Golf Clubs at The Tribute is excited to host the event for the third consecutive year on its Old American course while welcoming back defending champion and Texas native, Cheyenne Knight, alongside fellow Texas natives Gerina Piller, Stacy Lewis and others. The new dates for the 2020 Volunteers of America Classic sets up golf fans for two weeks of women’s golf in Texas with the US Women’s Open taking place in Houston directly following the VOA Classic.
“Golf Clubs at The Tribute are proud to host the best female golfers in the world again in 2020,” said General Manager Mike McCabe, “and we’re happy to work with the LPGA and event partners to finalize new dates for the VOA Classic that will allow as many Tour events as possible to be rescheduled this year.”
Event officials are working closely with the LPGA, local health officials and other resources to ensure that all guidelines and standards are met to create a safe environment for all those at the event.
About Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America helps more than 1.4 million people in over 400 communities. Learn more at www.voa.org.
About Old American Golf Club at Golf Clubs at The Tribute
Old American Golf Club is a unique golf course built along the shoreline of Lake Lewisville located in the Tribute community. The course, designed by Tripp Davis and Justin Leonard, pays homage to the early American golf era also known as the “Golden Age of Golf Architecture”. To learn more about playing the course or how to become a member visit www.theoldamericangolfclub.com
About The Colony, Texas
The Colony, also known as the “City by the Lake” is a Dallas suburb that extends 23 miles along the eastern shoreline of Lake Lewisville. With lakeside trails, golf courses and hundreds of acres of wildlife, residents and visitors can immerse themselves in the great outdoors. To find out more about The Colony please visit www.visitthecolonytx.com
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 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 the Symetra Tour, the official development and qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Additionally, LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management.
The LPGA demonstrates its dedication to the development of the game through The LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this charitable organization has been committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives, such as LPGA*USGA Girls Golf.
Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web. Join the social conversation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and on Instagram and Snapchat at @lpga_tour.
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