Benefits of hosting a LPGA Tournament: While the estimated $5MM+ economic impact is an important factor to consider, an LPGA tournament will benefit the island community in numerous ways. Island residents will have the chance to meet and spend time with bright, capable and talented young women as the players call Nantucket home for a week in September. Nantucket’s youth will have the opportunity to learn the game of golf from these professionals and watch the tournament at no charge. And the financial contributions to local island charities would be substantial throughout the life of this tournament. Since the early 1980’s, the LPGA and its associated tournaments have helped to raise over $210 million dollars for various charities and causes throughout the United States and the world. It is anticipated the Nantucket LPGA would contribute well over $250,000 to island non-profits each year.
Nantucket & Company continues its work to make the Nantucket LPGA become a reality. The municipality, transportation companies, lodging association, real estate association and many residents have already played a critical role in our progress to date. Several million dollars in sponsorship support has been pledged but there is more work required to secure such a large event. We continue our search for a Title Sponsor and welcome all inquiries. We appreciate the time and attention the Nantucket Island Land Bank commissioners spent on this subject and look forward to working with them and the the management team at Miacomet Golf Course (a Land Bank property) in hosting this internationally televised event in the future.
Original Nantucket LPGA Advisory Members: Alan Costa, John Daniels, David Callahan, Robert DeCosta, Tim Erensen, Rich Gotham, Joe Hale, William Kupper, Kim Lamb, Harris MacNeill, Brent Tartamella, Rich Turer, Barry White and Bunny Wullschleger. We continue to welcome input from the community.
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