Island Resort Championship Ticket Sales Now Open

(Harris, Michigan) — Over 80 non-profit organizations in Michigan and Wisconsin have provided the sales force for tickets to the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass, now on sale.

Three-day passes are currently available for $10 for the LPGA Futures Tour stop event, held at Sweetgrass Golf Club in Michigan\’s Upper Peninsula June 24-26. Spectators can purchase tickets at the Island Resort and Casino Showroom ticket office, via phone, or from area volunteers that will keep 100% of their sales for their non-profit organization of choice.

Participating non-profit groups selling tickets include the American Red Cross of Delta County, Girl and Boy Scout troops, local school sports teams, YMCAs, and the Eskimo Fan Club, among many others.

\”Everyone can get involved in the Island Resort Championship in a very special way through our non-profit ticket program,\” said Tony Mancilla, championship co-chair. \”All participating organizations have a passion for the event, knowing they can support the LPGA\’s future stars and their causes at the same time.\”

The Island Resort Championship committee received overwhelming response from their call for 501(c)3 non-profit support earlier this year. All organizations received an initial packet of 100 general admission passes for weekend tournament rounds.

Tickets will also be available at the entrance gate during the week of the Championship, a 54-hole stroke play tournament, but the IRC committee encourages spectators to seek community ticket salespersons, first. Those who cannot find a volunteer may visit the Island Showroom ticket office or call 877-ISL-GREEN to purchase tickets via phone.

\”We\’re asking those that call our ticket office to reach out to family and friends with non-profit connections,\” said Mancilla. \”We want to see the entire community fill the gallery, and show the LPGA how unique our people and our region are.\”

The field includes 144 LPGA Futures Tour professional golfers, plus Carley Saint-Onge, an amateur and Marquette High School senior who received local exemption honors. Professionals will vie for prize money from the $110,000 purse.

The following is a list of organizations in the championship ticket program:

Delta County
4-H Club (Bark River)
Altrusa (Escanaba)
American Red Cross (Gladstone)
Amvets Post 123 (Escanaba)
Bark River American Legion
Bark River Senior All Night Party
Bay College Foundation
Bays de Noc Coast Guard
Bayshore Kiwanis (Gladstone)
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
of the Bay Area
Boy Scout Troop 411 (Gladstone)
Boy Scout Troop 466 (Gladstone)
Delta Animal Society
Delta Country Jaycees
Eagle Auxiliary 1088 (Escanaba)
Eagles Aerie 1088 (Escanaba)
Escanaba Elks
Escanaba Girls High
School Softball
Escanaba High School Baseball
Escanaba Jr. Hockey
Escanaba Kiwanis Club
Eskimo Fan Club
Ford River Lions Club
Friends of the Gladstone Library
Girl Scouts of Delta Bay Area
Gladstone 4-H Club
Gladstone American Legion
Gladstone Kiwanis
Gladstone Lions Club
Golden K Kiwanis (Escanaba)
Heart of the North Lions Club
Heartbreakers Girls Softball (Escanaba)
Lakestate Industries
Memorial Methodist Church (Gladstone)
Optimist Club of Escanaba
OSF St. Francis
Perkins American Legion
Perspective Adult Care Center
(Community Action Agency) (Escanaba)
Players de Noc (Escanaba)
Rapid River Lions
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
Sons of Amvets
Special Olympics (Delta County)
United Way of Delta County

Welcome Newborns (Escanaba)
Wells Lions Club
William Bonifas Fine Arts
YAP (Youth Assistant Program-Escanaba)
YMCA Delta County

Dickinson County
Air Lifeline (Iron Mountain)
Caring House (Iron Mountain)
Dickinson County Hockey
Dickinson Iron Comm. Services Agency
Eric A. Palmisano Care Package Project (Spread
Iron Mountain Lions Club
Salvation Army (Iron Mountain)
Sons of American Legion (Iron Mountain)
YMCA Dickinson County

Iron County
Northwoods Animal Shelter (Iron River)

Marinette County
Marinette Moose Lodge

Marquette County
Alzheimers Association (Marquette)
Beacon House (Marquette)
Civil Air Patrol (Marquette)
D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans (Marquette)
Habitat for Humanity (Marquette)
Heritage Museum (Marquette)
Marquette Jr. Golf
United Way of Marquette County
U.P. Diabetes Outreach (Marquette)

Menominee County
Carney High School
Faithorn Methodist Church
M & M Community Foundation
Pinecrest Medical Care Facility
Stephenson High School
VFW Post 1887 (Menominee)

Schoolcraft County
Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce
Schoolcraft Historical Society

American Legion Post 146 (Crivitz)
First Tee Program (Fox Valley)
Optimist Club of Howard-Suamico