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Swing by the 2019 Marathon Classic Presented by Dana

The 2019 Marathon Classic Presented by Dana Hits the Links July 8-14 at Highland Meadows Golf Club

The LPGA comes to town for the 34th year of the Marathon Classic Presented by Dana golf tournament that has earned the reputation as a player and fan favorite! In addition to world-class golf, don’t miss a week of fun events such as a series of pro-ams, a gala party and a kids’ zone complete with scavenger hunts, golf lessons and interactive events. Read on for all the details!

What’s Special About the Tournament?

The Marathon Classic Presented by Dana is one of the longest running events on the LPGA Tour and has become a huge event attracting over 70,000 spectators to Northwest Ohio to witness the greatest women golfers in the world compete at Highland Meadows Golf Club in the tree-lined Toledo suburb of Sylvania, Ohio. This year’s Marathon LPGA Classic will be played for a purse of $1.75 million. All four rounds of the tournament will once again be nationally televised by The Golf Channel.

LPGA Players Currently Committed to Play
Leading the list of commitments is top rated American, Lexi Thompson and Toledo native Stacy Lewis. Other commitments include 2019 winners Brooke Henderson, Minjee Lee and Sei Young Kim. Other notable commitments include Danielle Kang, Cristie Kerr, Michelle Wie, Gerina Piller, defending champion Jasmine Suwannapura and past Marathon LPGA Classic champions Lydia Ko, Paula Creamer and So Yeon Ryu. Visit Marathon Classic Presented by Dana for updates!

Working Hard for Children’s Charities
Through the teamwork of over 1,500 volunteers and 400 local businesses, the Marathon Classic makes a difference for children in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Since its inception in 1984, the tournament has contributed nearly $12 million to 180 charities! Each year, the event goes through an evaluation process to select the charities for the upcoming tournament year. Two charities that are core recipients each year from the event’s proceeds are the Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund administered by the Toledo Community Foundation.

Marathon Classic Ticket Options
The Marathon Classic Presented by Dana tickets can be purchased online and are offered at area Kroger stores. Available tickets include Clubhouse, Grounds and Labatt Blue Light Party Deck passes. Buy one get one free Weekly Grounds passes purchased at Kroger. Also 100% of the ticket price goes to an eligible children's charity of your choosing online, as well as in Kroger stores.

Who Receives Free Admission?
The 2019 Marathon LPGA Classic will once again provide free admittance to all active and retired police officers, firefighters and military personnel along with one guest. Kids under the age of 17 will also be admitted free into the tournament as long as they are accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Labatt Blue Light Party Deck
The Labatt Blue Light Party Deck offers a fun and lively atmosphere overlooking the beautiful Par 3, 14th hole! From caddy races to LPGA player giveaways, the Party Deck is the place to be to network with the business community! Labatt Blue Light Party Deck tickets are $60 each per day with a daily admission ticket to gain access to the tournament (Thursday and Friday admission tickets $15, Saturday and Sunday admission tickets $20). *Must be 21 years of age to enter Party Deck. Labatt Beer products, Pepsi products and snacks are included in the price of each Party Deck ticket.

 

Volunteer and Become An Insider!

Want to have the privilege of working alongside hundreds of volunteers as well as the world's best women golfers? Sign up today to become a volunteer for one of the biggest sporting events in northwest Ohio. Choose from committees including operations, player services, spectator services, grounds committee and more. See the full list of volunteer opportunities here. Don’t delay!  Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone interested in volunteering for this year’s tournament should contact the tournament office at 419-531-3277.

2019 Full Schedule of Events

Check out the schedule of fun-filled events for the week below and click the link for ticket information: Marathon Classic Tickets.

Monday, July 8
PNC Pro-Am – 7:30 a.m. Shotgun Start – Highland Meadows
ProMedica/Hylant Pro-Am – 1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start – Highland Meadows

Tuesday, July 9
Pro Practice Round (All day) – Highland Meadows
Dana Pro-Am – 9:00 a.m. – Toledo Country Club
The Image Group Pro-Am – 9:00 a.m. – Sylvania Country Club
KeyBank Putting Pro-Am – 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Main Putting Green)
Women’s Summit Presented by Owens Corning – 11:00 a.m. – Highland Meadows
ProMedica & O-I present the 19th Hole Party – 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. - Huntington Center

Wednesday, July 10
Buckeye Broadband Pro-Am – All Day – (Top 60 LPGA Pros Participate)

Thursday, July 11
First Round
Kroger Senior Day
Putts n Pars Family Fun Zone – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, July 12
Second Round
Mascot Day
High School Girls Golf Team Luncheon – 12:00 p.m. – Highland Meadows
Putts n Pars Family Fun Zone – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 13
Third Round
The Blade Day
College Day
Putts n Pars Family Fun Zone – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 14
Final Round
The Toledo Clinic’s Championship Sunday
Closing Ceremony – 18th Green
Putts n Pars Family Fun Zone – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

After spending a great summer’s day on the course with family and friends at the Marathon Classic, it’s time to relax with a cool beverage and some great local eats around town. Check out some great options here. While you’re chillin’ out, don’t forget to share your tournament photos and adventures with us @ToledoCVB and use #ThisIsToledo on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.