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KXLY 4 News now signs as Circling Raven Championship title sponsor; Event tickets on sale April 1

Media company Joins Coeur d’Alene Tribe to promote Symetra 'Road to the LPGA' Tour event

Worley, Idaho (March 4, 2021) – Circling Raven Golf Club – home of the nationally honored course in Northern Idaho and an amenity of Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel – today announces KXLY 4 News Now is the title sponsor for the 2021 Circling Raven Championship, a Symetra Tour “Road to the LPGA” event. 

The inaugural Circling Raven Championship presented by KXLY 4 News Now is scheduled for Aug. 23-29, 2021. This is the Coeur D’Alene Casino Resort & Hotel’s first year in a three-year partnership with the Symetra Tour. It will feature a field of 156 players, including some of the best female players worldwide. The rising-star competitors will vie for their share of $200,000 in prize money, one of the highest purses on the Symetra Tour this year. 

With a strong performance, players can also get one step closer to earning their LPGA TOUR Membership for 2022, which is obtained through their year-long play culminating with the season-ending Symetra Tour Championship that will be played Oct. 7-10 at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, FL.  

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"4 News Now is excited to be involved in the prestigious Circling Raven Championship, a Symetra 'Road to the LPGA' Tour event,” said V.P. General Manager, Teddie Gibbon. “We look forward to showcasing some of the world’s best young women professional golfers and building on the strength of our community."  

Tickets to the Circling Raven Championship will be available for purchase beginning April 1 – online at initially, and later at the Circling Raven Golf Club pro shop. 

“It’s humbling to have 4 News Now serve as title sponsor for the Circling Raven Championship,” said Laura Penney, CEO, Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel. “They’re helping support golf for women and girls, which helps empower them on the course and in life.” 

4 News Now is joined as a tournament sponsor by Centennial Distribution, Wildhorse Casino & Resort, Waymaker Wealth Advisors, Bank of America, and Callaway Golf. 

There are tiers of Sponsor opportunities still available, ranging in price from $3,000 to $20,000. For more details about this year’s tournament, contact Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel and Circling Raven at: 1.800.523.2464 or visit

About Circling Raven Golf Club and Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel 
Owned/operated by Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Circling Raven is in the scenic Idaho panhandle approximately 55 minutes from Spokane International Airport (GEG). Measuring 7,189 yards from the rear tees, the 18-hole layout sprawls magnificently through 620 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and Palouse grasses. Its gleaming white sand bunkers are large and strategically placed and its hole variety ingenious. Other Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel amenities and activities include the full-service Spa Ssakwa’q’n (pronounced Sock-wock-en); 300 hotel rooms; bars, restaurants, lounges, and eateries; cultural immersion options; and more. The casino just completed a $15 million renovation of its gaming floor and Events Center in 2019.  Circling Raven has garnered numerous best-in-kind honors since opening, including being rated a Top 100 Resort Course, Best in State, and a Top U.S. Casino Course. Its golf shop has won national and regional awards for its excellence and its variety of products, displays, and performance. 

About Symetra Tour 
The Symetra Tour is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour and enters its 41st competitive season in 2021. With the support of its entitlement partner Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Since Symetra’s inaugural sponsorship year in 2012, the Symetra Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7 million in prize money to $4 million in prize money awarded over the course of nearly two dozen events. With more than 600 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won more than 400 LPGA titles. Follow the Symetra Tour on the web at,,, and 

About Symetra 
Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation, a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Washington. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions and independent agents and advisors. Symetra began its partnership with the Road to the LPGA in 2010 as the title sponsor of the Symetra Classic. It secured naming rights for the Symetra Tour in November 2011. In addition to its title sponsorship of the Tour, which runs through 2021, Symetra sponsors two events on the tournament schedule—the Symetra Classic and the season-ending Symetra Tour Championship. For more information about Symetra, visit 

Dan Shepherd,, 703-403-5317 
Yvette Matt,, 208-500-9989 

Ali Palma, Tour Media Official, (386) 451-7485