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LECOM Health Challenge Announces Volunteer Opportunities

WNY-based Korn Ferry Tour event offers opportunities for community members
to experience tournament up close

CLYMER, N.Y. (Jan. 3, 2017) –  The LECOM Health Challenge – a Korn Ferry Tour event to be held at Peek’n Peak Resort in Clymer, NY July 3-9, 2017 – announced today a broad range of volunteer opportunities that are open to the public for its upcoming tournament.

After a successful 2016 tournament that saw over 20,000 spectators and 400 volunteers, the LECOM Health Challenge is once again welcoming the community to be a part of the only PGA Tour event in Western New York.

“Volunteers were critical to the success of the 2016 LECOM Health Challenge,” said tournament spokesperson and CEO of the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) Kevin Sanvidge. “Our volunteers work with various committees and assist with a wide array of tasks crucial to the tournament. We can’t thank our 2016 volunteers enough, and we look forward to partnering with the volunteers for the coming year’s tournament.”

Volunteers at the 2017 LECOM Health Challenge can assist with tasks like caddie services, scoring communications, player transportation, hospitality and Golf Channel operations and production. There are also opportunities for junior volunteers between the ages of 13 and 17 (on July 3, 2017) to sign up as standard bearers.

Aside from providing charitable community support, LECOM Health Challenge volunteers enjoy the drama and excitement a professional golf tournament from inside the ropes. Volunteers can watch top players on the Korn Ferry Tour up close as they fight for spots on the PGA Tour while playing on one of the region’s most beautiful courses.

Additionally, The Official Volunteer Package for the LECOM Health Challenge includes the following:

  • One logo golf shirt
    • Additional logo golf shirt may be purchased for $25
  • One cap or visor
  • One volunteer credential, valid for volunteer’s entry to the 2017 LECOM Health Challenge all week
  • One weekly ticket for guest entry to the 2017 LECOM Health Challenge
  • On-site parking for one vehicle all week
  • Complimentary food and beverages during volunteer shifts

The Official Volunteer Package costs $45 for adults. For juniors, there is no fee associated with volunteering at the upcoming tournament.

As a thank you to individuals who give generous donations of their time, volunteers who work three or more shifts receive either one complimentary round of golf at Peek’n Peak Resort, or one complimentary admission pass to Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park.

For additional information on volunteering at the 2017 LECOM Health Challenge, please visit


The LECOM Health Challenge is a Korn Ferry Tour event hosted at Peek’n Peak’s “Upper Course” on July 3 – 9, 2017. A week-long schedule of events will include a Pro-Am on July 5, followed by four official rounds of tournament competition from July 6 – 9, with a tournament purse of $600,000. LECOM Health (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) serves as the tournament’s title sponsor, and the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) acts as the host organization. For more information, visit