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2018 LECOM Health Challenge Tickets on Sale Now
The PGA TOUR Returns to the Chautauqua-Erie Region
CLYMER, N.Y. (May 8, 2018) – Tickets for the 2018 LECOM Health Challenge – a Korn Ferry Tour event at Peek’n Peak Resort’s “Upper Course” July 5 – 8, 2018 in Clymer, N.Y. – are now on sale.
After a successful 2017 tournament that saw over 20,000 spectators and international media exposure, the LECOM Health Challenge is once again welcoming the public to attend the only PGA TOUR-sanctioned event in the Chautauqua-Erie Region.
“The Korn Ferry Tour truly is the path to the PGA TOUR. This is the public’s chance to see the next PGA superstars in person,” said Mark Geise, CEO of the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC), the tournament’s host organization. “Last year’s tournament produced many incredible moments, and we hope to see community members come out to watch this year’s excitement.”
Notable competitors from last year’s tournament like Chesson Hadley, Beau Hossler and Sam Ryder are now competing with golf’s biggest names on the PGA TOUR. In fact, Chesson Hadley, the 2017 LECOM Health Challenge Champion, is currently number 19 in the FedEx Cup rankings with six top 10 finishes on the TOUR under his belt.
An Any Day General Admission adult ticket costs just $10, and is valid any one day of the tournament, July 5, 6, 7 or 8. A Week-Long General Admission pass, valid every day from July 5 to 8, costs $25. Hospitality tickets to the Lake Shore Savings VIP Tent are available for $75 per day,and include open bar service and an all-you-can-eat food and beverage services. Parking and shuttle service is complimentary for all tournament patrons.
Admission is free for all guests under the age of 18. Spectators under the age of 18 may show identification at the Ticket Sales and Will Call Office in the Main Lodge at Peek’n Peak Resort from July 5 – 8 to receive a free General Admission ticket. Additionally, members of the U.S. military, veterans and first responders will gain free access to the LECOM Health Challenge on Thursday, July 5, the tournament’s Military and First Responder Appreciation Day.
Tournament proceeds benefit LECOM Health Challenge charity partners including the LECOM Student Scholarship Fund; Mikey’s Way Foundation; the Jamestown Community College Student Scholarship Funds, and The First Tee of Western New York.
Tickets are available for purchase online by visiting http://www.lecomhealthchallenge.com/tickets
For additional information visit the web-site at www.lecomhealthchallenge.com or call Michelle Turner at 716-661-8906.
ABOUT THE LECOM HEALTH CHALLENGE
The LECOM Health Challenge is a Korn Ferry Tour event hosted at Peek’nPeak’s “Upper Course” on July 2 – 8, 2018. A week-long schedule of events will include a Pro-Am on July 3, followed by four official rounds of tournament competition from July 5 – 8, with a tournament purse of $600,000. With LECOM Health (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) serving as title sponsor and the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) acting as the host organization, proceeds from the tournament will benefit the LECOM Student Scholarship Fund, as well as Mikey’s Way Foundation and the Jamestown Community College Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.lecomhealthchallenge.com/.
ABOUT THE WEB.COM TOUR
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Korn Ferry Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Korn Ferry Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Korn Ferry Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. The Tour completed its 25th year of competition in 2014. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Korn Ferry Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 414 PGA TOUR titles, including 20 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, surpassed $2 billion in charitable giving in Jan. 2014. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.