The Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS has announced that it will be hosting GAMEDAY presented by CEFCU once again during tournament week on Tuesday, June 27th. Geared towards kids between the ages of 8 and 18, this event will be returning for the fifth consecutive year thanks to the local sponsor, CEFCU. GAMEDAY is a program that aims to positively impact young golfers by hosting events throughout the PGA, LPGA, and Korn Ferry Tour seasons.
“We have enjoyed watching this event grow each year as we want to do our part to grow interest in the game of golf,” said Executive Director Kate Peters. “Our partnership with CEFCU allows us to keep this unique experience for kids on our schedule.”
The event is free to attend and participate in, but it is limited to the first forty registered kids. Involvement in golf offers children the opportunity to develop various skill sets, from balance and hand-eye coordination to self-confidence and self-esteem. CEFCU is proud to make this opportunity available at no cost to the local youth.
GAMEDAY, which is run by the golf division of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be held on Tuesday, July 27th from 3:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Participants will have the chance to accompany 2-3 professional golfers for nine holes of their practice rounds. Juniors will be able to walk inside the ropes and interact with participating professionals as they prepare to compete in the championship. Following play, participants will join Tour professionals for a question-and-answer session where life skills and values are discussed, as well as autographs and photos.
“The purpose of GAMEDAY is to engage juniors in a dialogue about what principles are essential to success in life and golf, including following dreams, dedication, goal setting, integrity, and faith,” said Jim Esary, Director of FCA Golf. “We are pleased to be able to bring this event, already popular at many other Tour stops, back to Springfield.”
Parents/guardians must register their children in advance by visiting www.fcagolf.org/gameday to participate. For more information, contact the tournament office at (217) 670-2910 or visit MemorialHealthChampionship.com.