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Posted December 5 2011


Tickets on sale for 2012 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic

Waterloo – Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic to be held June 20-24, at Grey Silo Golf Course. Tickets are available at . The tournament will feature a field of 144 players and 72 holes of stroke play. Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie, Natalie Gulbis, Lorie Kane, Morgan Pressel, Cristie Kerr and all the stars of the LPGA are expected to compete for the $1.3 million purse.

Fans can order tickets online and print conveniently from home. There are a variety of ticket options available starting as low as $30 and children 15 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult throughout tournament week. The tournament is also offering a limited time holiday package that includes two (2) daily tickets, an official event toque, and a commemorative box, all for only $59.

“We have anticipated this day for a while now and we are excited to have tickets on sale for this international event in the region,” stated Richard Kuypers, Tournament Director for the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic. “This event will have a great family-friendly atmosphere with exciting golf that will bring the best LPGA players from all over the world.”

In addition to providing residents with a unique opportunity to watch a world-class sporting event, the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic will include a significant charitable program focused on promoting and supporting the power of volunteers within the community. Manulife Financial is committed to building a better future for all Canadians through volunteerism and will announce more details on the charitable benefits of the tournament in early 2012.

It is estimated the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic will bring an economic impact of approximately $26 Million annually to the Region in hotel stays, restaurant, retail sales, and much more. The stars of the LPGA represent over 25 countries all over the world, adding to the international spotlight on the event. The tournament aims to bring the community together in many ways, including engaging volunteers throughout the region to contribute to making the event a success for the players and fans. The Manulife Financial LPGA Classic is expected to recruit approximately 1,200 volunteers for the week and volunteer registration will begin in January 2012.

In addition to tickets, there are a variety of corporate hospitality options available to meet the needs and size of any business. Opportunities include skyboxes for the Region’s most unique hospitality option, pro-am teams for a one-of-a-kind golf experience and ticket packages. For contact information, please visit .

More than 20 percent of the population in Canada plays golf according to the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) compared to nine percent of the population in the United States according to the National Golf Foundation (NGF). Females in Canada constitute 29 percent of total golfers,whereas females in the United States make up 21 percent of the golf population.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit .

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