Volunteer Registration is Now Open: COUNTRY Financial to serve as Volunteer Sponsor!


SPRINGFIELD, IL – Volunteer registration is now open for the Memorial Health Championship, a PGA TOUR sanctioned golf tournament at Panther Creek Country Club. Tournament officials announced that COUNTRY® Financial will continue to serve as the Official Sponsor of the volunteer program.

The tournament is looking to recruit more than 400 volunteers to fill over 20 different committees at this year’s event scheduled for June 24 - 30. As the sponsor of the volunteer program, COUNTRY will support this dedicated team of people who perform a variety of critical needs throughout the week. Whether one is a golf novice, an avid fan, volunteered in the past, or a new volunteer, there is something for everyone. 

“At COUNTRY Financial, supporting our communities is just one way we help people experience more. We are proud to once again support the volunteers that play such a pivotal role in the success of this tournament,” says JR Earley, Agency Manager of COUNTRY Financial. “Supporting events like the Memorial Health Championship are at the core of what we stand for, so we are excited to continue our support of professional golf in Central Illinois.” 

There are numerous perks offered for volunteers including branded apparel, meals while working, weekly credentials for volunteers, additional tickets for family and friends and the opportunity to play the Championship’s host course in the volunteer golf outing. There are also a limited number of junior volunteer opportunities available during tournament week and provides a great way to earn service hours.

“We are excited to launch registration for the COUNTRY Financial volunteer program and continue working with this group of very special people,” said tournament director Kate Peters. “Volunteers play an essential role in every aspect of tournament operations and are vital to our goal of raising charitable dollars for the five foundations of Memorial Health.”

For more information or to sign up, visit www.memorialhealthchampionship.com and for questions about volunteer duties or the registration process, contact Emily Canham at (217)670-2910 or emily@memorialhealthchampionship.com





















About the Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS

The Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS, a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event on the Korn Ferry Tour, is conducted annually at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Illinois. This four-day, 72-hole competition features 156 players from around the world vying for a total purse of $1,000,000. As the path to the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour features some of the most talented professional golfers who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. Since the inaugural year in 2016, the tournament has continued to grow with an expected economic impact of over five million dollars on the central Illinois region.


About COUNTRY Financial® 

COUNTRY Financial® serves about a million households and businesses throughout the United States. It offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services including but not limited to auto, home, life, and farm.


About Korn Ferry Tour

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour identifies and develops golf's next stars, preparing them to compete and win on the game's biggest stage. The Korn Ferry Tour, which has served as a path to the PGA TOUR since its inception, will award 30 PGA TOUR cards based off its points list in 2023, with the No. 1 player earning exemptions into the following year’s PLAYERS Championship and U.S. Open. With more than 600 PGA TOUR titles, 28 major championships and six FedExCup champions, Korn Ferry Tour alumni make up 88 percent of the PGA TOUR’s current membership. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour and to follow the season-long quest for PGA TOUR cards, visit PGATOUR.COM or follow the Korn Ferry Tour on social media. Select Korn Ferry Tour events are televised annually on GOLF Channel in the United States, with tournament coverage available internationally in more than 170 countries and territories via 22 media partners.