Fort Worth Resident and 2020 Champion Angela Stanford to be Assistant U.S. Solheim Cup Captain This Week in Ohio, Sept. 4-6
THE COLONY, Texas, Sept. 1, 2021 – Tournament officials announced today the Volunteers of America Classic on the LPGA Tour will move to the Fall in 2022, taking place Sept. 19-25 and returning to The Colony at Old American Golf Club, part of Golf Clubs at The Tribute. The only official LPGA Tour event in the State of Texas, the Volunteers of America Classic will feature 144 of the world’s best female golfers vying for a share of the $1.5 million purse.
“We’re excited to return to the fall in Texas,” said Volunteers of America President and CEO Mike King. “The VOA Classic will take place during a beautiful time of year in Texas, and the excitement for sports surrounding the football season will create a fun environment for spectators.”
“As the sole LPGA Tour event in Texas, the Volunteers of America Classic has become a must-attend event for golfers and golf fans of all ages over the years, and we look forward to hosting the game’s best players in the Fall of 2022,” said Emily Podzielinski, tournament director for the VOA Classic. “The support from The Colony and Golf Clubs at The Tribute the past few years has been outstanding, and we can’t wait to get starting to plan for the 2022 edition of this great championship.”
A number of local Texans are expected to join the field once again in 2022. The event has crowned a local Texan resident as champion the past three years: Cheyenne Knight (2019), Angela Stanford (2020) and Jin Young Ko (2021).
“Playing in my home state of Texas is something I always cherish and winning the 2020 Volunteers of America Classic is very special to me,” said Fort Worth resident Angela Stanford, who is an assistant captain for the U.S. Solheim Cup Team this week in Ohio. “The support that we receive every year from The Colony, Golf Clubs at The Tribute, and all the fans means so much to me and the LPGA.”
With the momentum continuing to grow from the 2021 event, fans can expect week-long programming to continue to grow and evolve, offering a variety of family-friendly events centered around youth programing, health and wellness, and culinary experiences.
Volunteer opportunities, special events and Tournament updates will be made beginning in early 2022. To stay up to date, visit us at www.voaclassic.com and follow us on Twitter @VOAClassic and Instagram at @VOAClassic.
About the Volunteers of America Classic
The Volunteers of America Classic is the only official LPGA Tour event in the state of Texas. It is held annually at Old American Golf Club, a part of the Golf Clubs at The Tribute in The Colony, Texas, featuring the world’s best golfers competing for a $1.5 million purse. The VOA Classic made its debut in 2013. The event is owned and operated by Outlyr, a global sports marketing and event management agency. In addition to managing professional golf tournaments, Outlyr also operated a number of other sporting and lifestyle events and manages the sponsorship portfolio for several blue-chip clients. Visit www.voaclassic.com for more information.
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 those most in need, 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 1.5 million people in over 400 communities. Learn more at www.voa.org.
About Golf Clubs at The Tribute
Each course set on this remote peninsula inside The Tribute community was specifically designed to take you back in time to experience the game of golf in its purest form. Old American Golf Club, designed by PGA TOUR winner Justin Leonard and Golf Course Architect Tripp Davis, pays homage to the “Golden Age” of golf course architecture in America, while Tribute Golf Links, also designed by Tripp Davis, allows you to immerse yourself in a true link-style course paying homage to the most famous holes in Scotland. To learn more about the Club or its courses, visit www.golfclubsatthetribute.com.
About The Colony, Texas
The City by the Lake offers unparalleled entertainment in the heart of North Texas. Known for strikingly beautiful views of Lewisville Lake, The Colony extends 23 miles along its eastern shoreline providing endless outdoor excursions. Inside Grandscape, the city’s sprawling entertainment district, refined dining, live music and the world’s largest and most unique retail experiences away. The Colony offers a tranquil getaway complemented by modern, urban luxuries. 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, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive.
Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Symetra Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the three Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries.
Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders and gamechangers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone.