Springfield, IL—June 6, 2022—The Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS announced that GAMEDAY presented by CEFCU will return to the tournament week lineup on Tuesday, July 13. This event, geared for kids ages 8 – 18, will make a 4th year return to the schedule thanks to local sponsor CEFCU. The event is free to attend and participate but limited to the first 40 registered kids.
GAMEDAY’s mission is to positively impact young golfers by hosting events during the season across the PGA, LPGA, and Korn Ferry Tour. “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 great experience for kids on our schedule.”
GAMEDAY, a program run by the golf division of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be held on Tuesday, July 12 from 3:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. and allows registered juniors and their parent or guardian to accompany 2 –3 professional golfers for 9-holes of their practice rounds. Juniors will have the opportunity to walk inside-the-ropes and interact with participating professionals as they prepare to compete in the Championship. At the end of play, the participants 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 principals are essential to success in life and golf, 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.”
There is no cost to participate but parents/guardians must register their children in advance by visiting www.fcagolf.org/gameday. For more information, contact the tournament office at (217) 670-2910 or visit MemorialHealthChampionship.com.