Volunteers of America Classic Features $1.75 Million Prize Purse
Event to be Held Without Spectators in 2020
THE COLONY, TX (October 15, 2020) – Tournament organizers alongside the LPGA announce today that the Volunteers of America Classic, an official LPGA TOUR event scheduled for November 30 – December 6, 2020, will be contested without spectators in attendance. The event, hosted by the Golf Clubs at the Tribute at the Old American Golf Club, will feature 96 of the world’s best female golfers vying for a $1.75 million prize purse.
“VOA serves on the frontlines of our nation’s COVID-19 response, helping those most at risk during the pandemic. We know how important it is to take all necessary precautions to keep people safe, and holding this year’s tournament without spectators was the best thing to do,” said Volunteers of America National President Mike King. “We’re happy that play will continue as planned, since this event has become such a valued tradition both for the LPGA players and for our organization. We look forward to welcoming spectators back to the course in future years.”
Fans are encouraged to follow the action throughout the week on Golf Channel, and via tournament social media channels. Fans will enjoy more than 10 hours of LPGA action on Golf Channel across all four days of official play: Thursday, Dec. 3 and Friday, Dec. 4 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm ET, Saturday, Dec. 5 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm ET and Sunday, Dec. 6 from 4:30pm – 7:30pm ET.
During tournament week, the #VOAClassic will host a virtual Women’s Leadership Summit presented by Versant Health headlined by Emmy-award winning journalist Andrea Kremer, along with experts from a variety of industries sharing their own stories of adaptability in their careers and across their organizations.
“The Golf Clubs at The Tribute team is extremely excited to be able to host the Volunteers of America Classic for the 3rd consecutive year,” Mike McCabe, Golf Clubs at The Tribute General Manager, said. “This awesome event is greatly supported by our members, residents, and the entire city of The Colony. We are thrilled to welcome back the best female golfers in the world, as we anticipate a star-studded field for this year’s tournament as they compete at the Old American Golf Club.”
Announced earlier this summer, the purse for the 2020 #VOAClassic increased from $1.3 million to $1.75 million giving the players an opportunity to compete for more money in a challenging year on tour. While the field is not yet finalized, eight of the top 10 ranked players in the world are currently slated to participate, including Nelly Korda, Brooke Henderson and Danielle Kang.
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
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.
About Versant Health
Versant Health is one of the nation’s leading managed vision care companies serving more than 33 million members nationwide. Through our Davis Vision plans and Superior Vision plans, we help members enjoy the wonders of sight through healthy eyes and vision. Providing vision and eye health solutions that range from routine vision benefits to medical management, Versant Health has a unique visibility and scale across the total eye health value chain. As a result, members enjoy a seamless experience with access to one of the broadest provider networks in the industry and an exclusive frame collection. Commercial groups, individuals, third parties, and health plans that serve government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and Medicare are among our valued customers. For more information visit versanthealth.com.
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