Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Island Resort Championship Begins 2013 Preparations with Volunteer Call

(HARRIS, Mich.) - Sweetgrass Golf Club and the Delta County Chamber of Commerce seek over 300 volunteers for the Island Resort Championship, as the LPGA Symetra Tour returns to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula June 28-30.

Golf enthusiasts can apply online at the Chamber website (www.deltami.org) through June 1.  Cart drivers, scoreboard assistants, marshals, ticket sales and hospitality greeter positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We’re excited to see so many volunteers returning to support this international event,” says Delta County Chamber Executive Director Vickie Micheau. “Each person enjoys special benefits, and the added pleasure of helping promote the careers of the LPGA’s next stars.”

A tournament staff shirt, meal ticket, four general admission passes and a round of golf at Sweetgrass Golf Club are offered to all volunteers in return for their time. Applicants can state their preference of assignment and shift availability for the week’s activities.

This is the third of a three-year Symetra Tour commitment to host the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Golf Club, in Harris. Defending champion Leah Wigger of Louisville, Ky. is expected to compete among the field of 144 professional women golfers vying for the $110,000 purse.

“From pro-am participants to corporate sponsors, volunteers to spectators, the Tour can clearly see the community’s love of this tournament,” says Susan Harris of the Island Resort & Casino.  “We look forward to an exciting weekend of professional golf.”

Ticket sales will commence in May. Corporate sponsorship opportunities have been filled.  

Sweetgrass Golf Club is expected to open May 10 for the 2013 golf season; the course will remain open for public play until one week before the event.

For more information:  www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com/symetra-tour-2013.

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