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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to serve as official pro-am hotel partner for the 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer

PGA Tour Superstore partners with ShopRite LPGA Classic to enhance family-focused tournament experiences; Launches 'PGA Tour Superstore Birdies for First Tee'

GALLOWAY, N.J., May 10, 2022 – The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer announced Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and PGA TOUR Superstore as new tournament partners for the 2022 championship, taking place June 6-12 at Seaview, A Dolce Hotel in Galloway, N.J.

As the tournament’s official Pro-Am hotel partner, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will serve as the host hotel for all Pro-Am participants and will host the tournament’s ‘Pro-Am Celebration’ on Wednesday of tournament week. The ShopRite LPGA Classic features the world’s largest Pro-Am, welcoming more than 250 professionals and 1,000 amateurs spanning three courses each day on Wednesday and Thursday, June 8 and 9.

PGA TOUR Superstore is teaming up with the ShopRite LPGA Classic as a premier sponsor for the 2022 edition of the championship to include a family-focused area located in the fan village at Seaview, the ‘GIRLS GOT DRIVE Family Fun Zone Presented by PGA TOUR Superstore.’ Families will be able to enjoy the interactive area Friday-Sunday of tournament week, which will feature a special putting course, golf simulator, inflatable games, golf lessons and contests for PGA TOUR Superstore merchandise.

Also announced today, PGA TOUR Superstore and the ShopRite LPGA Classic have jointly launched the “PGA TOUR Superstore Birdies for First Tee” program. PGA TOUR Superstore will make a $10 donation for every birdie scored during all three tournament rounds to the First Tee of Metropolitan New York and First Tee Jersey Shore.

“Each and every year we look to enhance and amplify the tournament experience for players and fans alike, and we are excited about our new partners joining our longstanding tournament partners for Atlantic City’s annual kickoff sporting event for the summer,” said Leela Narang, executive director for the ShopRite LPGA Classic. “The ShopRite LPGA Classic prides itself on having raised nearly $40 million since the tournament’s inception, and we are honored to team up with PGA TOUR Superstore for the PGA TOUR Superstore Birdies for First Tee program.”

Atlantic City’s largest annual sporting event, the ShopRite LPGA Classic will once again host a field of 144 of the world’s best female golfers, competing for a $1.75 million purse. Tickets are now on sale for the ShopRite LPGA Classic, exclusively at

Ticket packages for the 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic include exclusive hospitality and general admissions tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. All 2022 tournament tickets will be digital and will be emailed after purchase. Tickets can be viewed on either a mobile device or be printed out where they will be scanned at the main gate.

There are four ticket options for fans interested in attending the 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic, which can be purchased in advance online. 

  • Any One Day Grounds Ticket: $20
  • Weekly Grounds: $40
  • Hard Rock Suite: $175 (complimentary food and non-alcoholic drinks with cash bar – suite located on 17th green)
  • Champions Club on 18: $275 (complimentary food and drinks)

For three decades, golf fans from across the northeast have converged upon Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore to watch the top female golfers in the world compete on the famed waterfront course. The tournament not only hosts one of the strongest fields in women’s golf, but it also annually creates more than $19 million in economic activity in the region.

Since 1992, nearly $40 million has been donated to area hospitals, food banks, education and youth programs. At the 2021 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, dozens of nonprofits received grants and donations totaling more than $1.5 million during a luncheon hosted by Wakefern Food Corp., the logistics, merchandising and distribution arm for ShopRite stores.

The 2021 ShopRite LPGA Classic, which took place in October and welcomed fans back to the championship, was won by Céline Boutier, who recorded the second LPGA Tour title of her career. Boutier matched her career-low score on Sunday’s final-round with a 63 to reach 14-under par, holding off Jin Young Ko, Inbee Park and a charging Brooke Henderson.

About the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer
The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer is one of the largest and most prestigious events on the LPGA Tour. It is held annually in Atlantic City on the Bay Course at Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, and features the world's best female golfers competing over three rounds for a $1.75 million purse.

To date, ShopRite has donated nearly $40 million to charities through its association with the LPGA. The event is owned and operated by Outlyr, a global sports marketing and event management agency. In addition to managing 12 professional golf tournaments, Outlyr also operates a number of other sporting and lifestyle events and manages the sponsorship portfolio for several blue-chip clients. Visit for more information.

About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive. 

Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Epson Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the three Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries.

Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders and gamechangers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone.

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Media Contact:
Jeremy Friedman
ShopRite LPGA Classic Public Relations