June 13th – THE Solheim Cup at Inverness Club will take place from August 31st to September 31st. 6 and put Toledo on the national and international map for the team tournament between the United States and Europe.
It’s not just golf, it’s definitely a social place to see and be seen, according to Richard Hylant and Meg Ressner, volunteer co-chairs.
Mr. Hylant said it was really a community event. Everyone is using their networks to make this the best party Northwest Ohio has ever put on. We expect over 150,000 to come through the gates of Inverness during the week – 100,000 of them over the three days of competition.
For spectators, the Meijer Pavilion, which requires a pass, offers a 300-degree view of the Gulf from an air-conditioned room with upgraded concessions and toilets. Camp PING, powered by LPGA-USGA GIRLS GOLF, will be fun for children aged 4 to 17 with a scavenger hunt run by Directions Credit Union. The corporate areas will also be in full swing for their guests.
The Ohio Club, an air-conditioned tent in Inverness on the tennis courts, includes food and beverage service, television, executive toilet and an outdoor deck. It is open from Friday to Monday and only weekly tickets can be purchased. Go to [email protected]
Solheim After Sundown Presented by Danberry Co. Realtors August 31st is the start of Solheim Week and will take place in downtown Toledo in Hensville Park. The $ 75 ticket to the public event includes a drink ticket and a trial round ticket for September 1st in Inverness. There will be live music, barbecues, and live and silent auctions, with all proceeds going to the Danberry treasure chest.
The opening ceremony is on September 3rd at Promenade Park in downtown Toledo for a one-off celebration. The streets will be filled with artists, live performances, musicians and the flavors of the fabulous cuisine of Toledo’s local restaurants. The grand finale of the celebration is an appearance by Gwen Stefani. Tickets can be found at www.promenadeconcerts.com.
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There is also the Women’s Summit “Changing the Game Fore Women” on August 31st at the Stranahan Theater and the Great Hall. Further details are to follow.
Become part of a team that is hosting the most prestigious event in women’s golf, if not women’s sports, said Ms. Ressner. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity!”
“We have an opportunity for the world to see Toledo at its best and our volunteers will be crucial in delivering that experience,” she noted. “Over 2000 volunteer positions on and off the golf course are available to be a golfer to enjoy volunteering as there are so many aspects of the event.”
Volunteer options include: admission, ambassadors, marshals, merchandising tent, service center, spectator sales, transportation, and more. Go to solheimcupusa.com/volunteers. or call 419-531-3277.
The $ 175 adult volunteer packages include a $ 175 volunteer pass for the week, a $ 180 practice lap ticket, Solheim Cup logo items, Cutter & Buck golf apparel, commemorative pin, parking pass, access to volunteer hospitality and the volunteer party.
The $ 100 volunteer student package includes a week volunteer pass, all types of Solheim Cup logo items and golf apparel from Cutter and Buck, a commemorative pin and more, plus a parking pass, access to volunteer hospitality and party.
IF you want to get a head start on Solheim, the PING Junior Solheim Cup, presented by Dana Incorporated, will be held July 19-22 at the Sylvania Country Club. The American Junior Golf Association event, which is free and public, is organized, like Solheim, with teams from the US and Europe. The nonprofit provides college golf course scholarships and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-19) of more than 7,000 members from 50 states and 60 countries.
THE Marathon LPGA Classic by Dana is presented even earlier than the Solheim Cup. The annual event, originally the Jamie Farr Classic, takes place July 5-11 at the Highland Meadows Golf Club, where some of the world’s best golfers compete individually against each other. And over the years the tournament has donated millions of dollars to local children’s charities.
Whether you are a golfer or a non-golfer, it is a fun event.
On the first three days, Pro-Ams take place at Highland Meadows, Inverness Club and Sylvania Country Club. (Sponsors are PNC, ProMedica / Hylant, The Image Group, Dana, Buckeye Broadband and KeyBank).
There is also a High School Girls Golf Team Luncheon in Highland Meadows.
And almost everyone will be there for OI’s 19th Hole Party on July 6th on Centennial Terrace from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be found at marathonclassic.com/tickets.
Or join the fun, golfer or not, and volunteer.
Many people have volunteered for the classic since its inception in 1984 and made an abundance of friends, and some have evolved into marriages.
Volunteer opportunities are like the Solheim with marshals, rest stops, parking lots etc.
The $ 65 enrollment fee includes a FootJoy golf polo, hat, work-shift meal, weekly volunteer credentials, clubhouse pass and parking, and participation in the volunteer party. To volunteer, go to marathonclassic.com/volunteer.
Or stop by and stroll the links, it’s another see and be seen event!