Sweetgrass Golf Club: Island Resort Championship announces sponsorship opportunities

Michigan LPGA Futures Tour Event June 20-26 in Beautiful Upper Peninsula

(HARRIS, Mich.) – The Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass is now offering several value-based sponsorship opportunities for its June 20-26 LPGA Futures Tour event that include VIP tent tickets, golf rounds and entry into “meet the players” gatherings.

Packages range from an official program sponsorship to Gold title sponsor, giving corporations and groups the opportunity to participate with clients, reward staff members and support Michigan golf and tourism.

“Sponsorship allows for VIP access to the players, the event, and Sweetgrass Golf Club in a unique way,” said Championship Co-Chair Tony Mancilla. “It also shows the LPGA Futures Tour that our golf community chooses to support the future of this event, and golf, in a very meaningful way. The corporate exposure value is also strong.”

Those interested in sponsorship can contact Fawn Clement-Laroche at the Island Resort & Casino/Sweetgrass Golf Club at 906-723-2005.

Corporate Packages are as follows:

Gold Sponsor: Includes entry of three teams into Thursday’s Sponsor Pro-Am (June 23; four amateurs plus one LPGA Futures Tour player), 12 VIP tournament tickets with access to VIP tents during the tournament, 24 general admission tickets, access for 20 people to the VIP “Meet the Players” dinner, major sponsorship of either the driving range or putting green, signage on the main scoreboard, recognition at awards ceremony, and 20 rounds of golf at Sweetgrass Golf Club, rated “best-in-kind” by multiple national publications.

Silver Sponsor: Entry of two teams entered into Thursday’s Sponsor Pro-Am, 8 VIP tournament tickets, 12 general admission tickets, access for 12 people in the VIP “Meet the Players” dinner, major hole sponsorship (such as the 18th green), scoreboard signage and 12 rounds of golf at Sweetgrass Golf Club.

Bronze Sponsor: Entry of one team entered into Thursday’s Sponsor Pro-Am, six VIP tournament tickets, 12 general admission tickets, access for eight people in the VIP “Meet the Players” dinner, minor hole sponsor, and eight rounds of golf at Sweetgrass Golf Club.

Pro-Am Sponsor: Entry of one four-person team into Wednesday’s Public Pro-Am; all proceeds benefiting the YMCA of Delta County.

Program Sponsors: Rates vary based on size, from short corporate listing to full-page ads in the official program.

“We’ve already received great response on these great values from the corporate community,” reports Susan Harris, Championship Co-Chair and Marketing Director. “We encourage all those interested to contact us as soon as possible, before the opportunities are sold out.”

About the Championship

Welcoming the world’s brightest new talent in women’s professional golf, the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass is an LPGA Futures Tour event held at Sweetgrass Golf Club in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The inaugural 54-hole stroke-play event will be held June 20-26, 2011, the first of a three-year commitment by the LPGA. Located in Harris, Michigan, Sweetgrass is situated at the Island Resort & Casino, and is owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community of the Potawatomi Nation. See sweetgrassgolfclub.com for more information.

About Sweetgrass and the Island Resort & Casino

The Sweetgrass Golf Club, site of the 2011 Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass (an LPGA Futures Tour stop), was designed by Michigan-native Paul Albanese and opened in 2008. It was named a Top 20 Courses You Can Play in Michigan by GOLF Magazine in 2010, and Best New Course by Golfweek magazine in 2009. For more information, see http://www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com or at facebook.com/sweetgrassgolfclub

Boasting more than 1,400 slot machines and 24/7 Vegas-style gaming, the Island Resort & Casino (http://www.islandresortandcasino.com) offers Craps, Blackjack, Roulette, Poker and more. The Island hosts top musical acts from a variety of musical genres. Dining options include the Firekeeper’s Restaurant, Beachcomber Restaurant & Bar, Coral Reef Grille and Bingo Snack Bar. Live music in the lounge, the Club Four One nightclub, a swimming pool and conference center are other popular resort offerings. The property is easily accessible via a pair of regional airports in Escanaba and Marquette.


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