The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give announced a three-day grand tasting event that Meijer will host in conjunction with the LPGA tournament week June 14-19. The inaugural Meijer LPGA Grand Taste will take place June 17-19 at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, Michigan.
"We are thrilled to be adding this experience to LPGA week showcasing some of the best food that West Michigan has to offer," tournament director Lesley Baker said. "The Meijer LPGA Grand Taste will feature local restaurants, breweries and Meijer partners, attracting not only golf fans to Blythefield Country Club, but creating a culinary experience the whole family can enjoy."
This year, fans who purchase a ticket will receive access to an upgraded food and beverage experience taking place at Blythefield Country Club. Representing Meijer and West Michigan, more than 40 local restaurants, breweries, local growers and Meijer vendors will be on hand throughout the day.
The announcement is made with commitments from Terra, Founder's Brewing Company, Martha's Vineyard, Honey Creek Inn, Blue Dog Tavern, Six.One.Six at JW Marriott, Bell's Brewery and more. Additional restaurant and brewery announcements will follow.
A ticket to the Meijer LPGA Grand Taste is $25, and $5 for kids, ages 17 and under, with a ticketed adult. The upgraded ticket will include food and beverage samples from participating restaurants, breweries and Meijer vendors. This ticket also includes general admission access to the Meijer LPGA Classic.
Similar to last year, proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week's festivities – will benefit the Meijer Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries throughout the Midwest. The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give has raised more than $1.3 million for the Simply Give program.