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Pepsi Little People’s renews Applebee’s as tourney sponsor

Quincy, IL — Pepsi Little People’s is pleased to announce that Applebee’s will again sponsor the ever-popular Parent-Child tournament, Closest to the Pin Contest  and associated events in 2022.

            The optional 9-hole Applebee’s Parent-Child will be played Sunday (Father’s Day), June 19, 2022, on holes #19-#27 at Westview Golf Course, Quincy, IL.  The alternate shot event is the kick-off to the 49th annual Pepsi Little People’s Golf Championships, which will be played June 20-22 in Quincy.  The Parent-Child annually draws 60+ teams made up of one current Little People’s player and a parent, sibling or friend.

            Applebee’s will also sponsor the Putting, Driving and Best Dressed Team contests, held in conjunction with the Parent-Child event.

            In addition, on Monday, June 20 , practice round day, Applebee’s will hold a Closest to the Pin contest on the 9th hole at Westview, with a $75 Gift Certificate from the Westview Pro Shop going to the winner.

            An Applebee’s representative will be on hand at the Family Celebration Picnic on Monday night to present trophies and medals to the winners in all Applebee’s events.

            “We are extremely delighted to have formed this partnership with Applebee’s,” stated Nan Ryan, Little People’s Founder and Executive Director.  “Applebee’s has long been a strong supporter of the tournament with its Closest to the Pin contest.  Sponsorship of the Parent-Child and associated events solidifies their belief in junior golf and Little People’s.” 

“Applebee’s has been part of Little People’s in Quincy for seven years and really enjoys the partnership with this great event,” stated Kevin Allardice Managing Partner of The Bloomin’ Apple, LCC, franchisee of Applebee’s.  “ I love seeing the lifelong bonds this parent-child event brings to the Quincy community.  We proudly support the Little People’s Golf Championships!

            “We are happy to continue our sponsorship of the Closest to the Pin Contest and the Parent-Child event,”  added Allardice.  “As a golfer myself, I am extremely happy to help up-and-coming young golfers in the hopes that we may see them in the pros in the future.”

            The Pepsi Little People’s Golf Championships is an international junior golf competition for boys and girls aged 3 through 18.  The 49th annual tournament will be held June 20-22 at Westview Golf Course in Quincy, Illinois USA.  Competition is held in seven age divisions for boys and seven age divisions for girls.  More information and entry forms are available at, or by contacting Nan Ryan, Tournament Director, at, or 217-257-5718.

            Applebee’s is the world’s largest casual dining chain, with approximately 2000 locations in 49 states, 16 countries and one US territory.  Based in Glendale, California, Applebee’s takes pride in providing a welcoming, neighborhood environment where everyone can enjoy the dining experience.  All Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants are franchised.

  The Bloomin’ Apple, LLC is a franchisee of Applebee’s, based in Mt. Pleasant South Carolina, and operates 19 restaurants throughout the states of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin, including the restaurant in Quincy, Illinois.

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