PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — This year’s Meijer LPGA Classic raised $750,000 for the Meijer Simply Give program, officials say.
Simply Give helps to fund around 200 Midwest food pantries, among which the $750,000 will be divided.
“Thanks to the great weather and enthusiastic crowds, the second annual Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft was a complete success and will continue improving the quality of life in the Midwest,” Meijer President J.K. Symancyk said in a statement on Sunday. “Everyone who has supported the tournament has helped make a difference because this week was about more than world-class golf. It was an opportunity for the entire community to come together to have fun while supporting a very important cause – feeding the hungry.”
You can still donate to Simply Give by buying a $10 donation card at your local Meijer, which will fund a food-only gift card for a food pantry. On Double Match Days during Sept. 3 through Sept. 5, Meijer will contribute an additional $20 in gift cards on top of every $10 donation.
The 2014 Classic raised $600,000 for Simply Give.
Last week, the Meijer LPGA Classic announced the event would again be held at Blythefield Country Club in unincorporated Belmont, north of the Grand Rapids, on Father’s Day weekend in both 2016 and 2017, and that it would continue to benefit Simply Give.
The 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic concluded Sunday, with Lexi Thompson being named the champion after scoring a 65.