Wednesday, December 18, 2013

ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer Announces 2014 Tournament Dates

May 26 - June 1 at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club
Galloway, NJ (December 3, 2013) – The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer officially announced the 2014 tournament will be Monday, May 26 through Sunday, June 1 on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway, NJ. The best players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) will compete for a $1.5 million purse in the 54-hole, LPGA-sanctioned official event. 

A week of pre-tournament events will lead three days of championship play starting Friday, May 30 and concluding Sunday, June 1. The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer will be televised on Golf Channel. For the latest tournament news and information, visit
“This shore tradition continues to grow in popularity due in large part to the wonderful support we receive from dedicated fans, volunteers, partners, and of course, ShopRite,” said Executive Director Tim Erensen. “We look forward to again bringing world-class entertainment to the Jersey shore and to do our part in showcasing Greater Atlantic City to millions of golf fans around the world.”
Since 1992, ShopRite has donated more than $26 million to charities by sponsoring LPGA tournaments. In 2013, ShopRite again raised more than $1.2 million for charitable organizations in ShopRite service areas, aiding hospitals, food banks, educational institutions and other agencies.
“On behalf of all of our ShopRite stores, I am pleased that we are able to give back so much to our local communities,” said Joseph Colalillo, chairman and CEO of Wakefern Food Corp., the marketing and distribution arm for ShopRite. “This year we raised $1.2 million for worthy organizations, such as The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, The Foundation of the UMDNJ and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to name just a few. We look forward to continuing our ongoing tradition of offering the best golf and family entertainment for a great cause.”
Originally known as the Atlantic City Classic, the tournament began in 1986 and was played on several courses near Atlantic City with the first two and last 13 years played at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.  The tournament was officially changed to the ShopRite LPGA Classic in 1992 when Wakefern Food Corp. became the title sponsor.  One of the most popular stops on the LPGA Tour, the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer has crowned as champions some of the greatest names in women’s professional golf, including Juli Inkster, Nancy Lopez, Betsy King, Annika Sorenstam, Stacy Lewis, and 2013 champion Karrie Webb.

About ShopRite
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States.  With more than 230 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than five million customers each week.  A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves.  Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated more than $27 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999.  As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $26 million for local schools, hospitals and community groups.  For more information, please visit
About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via:,,, and
About Acer
Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Ranked No. 2 for notebooks globally (Gartner 2011), Acer employs 8,000 people, and 2011 revenues reached US$15.7 billion. Please visit for more information.
About Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club

Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway Twp., NJ is a historic seaside resort dating to 1915.  In 2010 it was purchased by The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, which updated and made improvements to the property to continue its tradition of elegant accommodations for vacations, golf outings, weddings and corporate events. Operated by Dolce Resorts and Troon Golf, the resort seamlessly transitioned into the Stockton College community, where it plays an integral role in an expanding Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies program. Located on 670 wooded acres of New Jersey pinelands, the resort features 271 guestrooms and suites as well as 36 holes of championship golf on two world-renowned courses, and 27,000 square feet of meeting and event space.  Additional information is available at


Anonymous said...

This would be an excellent time for Galloway's Economic Development Committee to reach out to both Wakefern Foods and Acer and present them with an invitation to tour the property known as the Lenox China building. It seems that while their CEO's are here for the Event they might be interested in developing that site as a distribution center or a manufacturing possibility! Jim McElwee

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