July 8-14th, 2013 at Grey Silo.
The second Manulife Financial LPGA Classic will take place July 8–14, 2013, at Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario. This official full-field LPGA tournament brings the best female golfers in the world to Waterloo Region. Tickets for the 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic are on sale now. Visit www.manulifeclassic.ca for more information. Those interested in volunteering for the 2013 tournament can visit www.manulifeclassic.ca to register. The St. Mary’s Charity Pro-Am will take place on Monday, July 8, 2013. For more information CLICK HERE.
The inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, held at Grey Silo Golf Course, was a resounding success. Shining a global spotlight on Waterloo Region, the tournament received community-wide support and 1,400 volunteers invested their time and talent to the event. Over 66,000 spectators lined the fairways to watch the world’s best female golfers compete for the beautifully handcrafted glass trophy. Texas native Brittany Lang birdied the par‐5 18th hole three straight times in an exciting four person play-off to become a Rolex First‐Time Winner and earn the $195,000 first‐place cheque.
The Manulife Financial LPGA Classic was pleased to present $250,000 of proceeds from the June 2012 tournament to the St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation. As the official charity partner of the Manulife Classic, proceeds will be directed to the establishment of our new arrhythmia program for heart health at St. Mary’s General Hospital.
“Manulife Financial is one of Waterloo Region’s largest employers and we are so pleased this world-class tournament has benefited one of our community’s most important local charities,” said Nicole Boivin, Senior Vice President and Chief Branding and Communications Officer at Manulife Financial. “We chose St. Mary’s as our charity partner because of their strong local roots, their commitment to volunteerism, and their work to help improve the quality of life and health of residents in the region.”
“Manulife has been a vital partner in enabling St. Mary’s to become one of the province’s preeminent providers of cardiac care,” shared Peter Sweeney, President of the St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation. “We’re thrilled that they have continued to invest in the heart health of our community.”
Since St. Mary’s General Hospital first began providing cardiac care in 2001, Manulife Financial has been one of the Regional Cardiac Care Centre’s key philanthropic partners; contributing more than $2.5 million to support patient care.