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    My Marsh Golf Classic Tees Up

    Grocer sponsor’s Indiana stop on LPGA tour

    Marsh Supermarkets is playing a key role in a new stop on a women’s golf tour that’s considered a gateway to touring with the Ladies Professional Golf Association.

    The Symetra Tour: Road to the LPGA will make a stop in Hamilton County, Ind., for the first time in tour history. The inaugural $100,000 purse My Marsh Golf Classic is scheduled for May 28- June 3 at The Hawthorns Golf and Country Club in Fishers, Ind., the Indianapolis suburb that’s the home of Marsh’s corporate headquarters.

    Proceeds from the My Marsh Golf Classic will directly benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. “We are delighted to help bring the rising stars of the LPGA to Central Indiana as a way to raise valuable funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and further enable this great organization to achieve its goals,” said Joe Kelley, Marsh chairman, CEO and president. “Like many of our customers, these players are young women who are working hard to develop their careers, follow their dreams and be the best they can be at what they do. Every day, our 8,000 Marsh associates display that same commitment to excellence when providing outstanding service to Marsh shoppers.”

    David Stephenson, MDA regional director, said: “MDA is deeply grateful to Marsh Supermarkets and its CEO, Joe Kelley, for their support through the My Marsh Golf Classic. It is only through the generosity of wonderful organizations like Marsh that we are able to provide help and hope for the children and adults living with neuromuscular diseases in Indiana and Ohio.”

    The tournament will feature a full field of 144 professional women golfers from around the world competing for a total prize of $100,000. The Symetra Tour is the world’s largest international women’s development tour and is committed to developing LPGA stars of tomorrow while creating viable role models for the youth today. Every year, the top 10 Symetra Tour players earn automatic membership to play on the LPGA Tour.

    Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets operates 70 stores, including three O’Malia’s Supermarkets and 27 MainStreet Markets, in Indiana and Ohio, along with 40 Indiana pharmacy locations.

     

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