Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G Announces Return of LPGA Golf Tournament and Signature Community Events
#NWAChampionship Week is scheduled for June 15-21, offering events and activities for the entire community to enjoy, including the 5k @ the LPGA and BITE NW Arkansas
ROGERS, Ark. – The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G returns June 15-21 to Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark., featuring 144 of the best female golfers in the world competing for the #NWAChampionship title. In addition to the golf tournament, the week-long schedule of community events also includes family-friendly activities, volunteer opportunities, a charitable 5k race and the food festival BITE NW Arkansas.
Event organizers announce today that the 5k @ the LPGA race’s start and finish line will relocate to the Mercy Hospital campus in Rogers, highlighting the race’s charitable contribution to the hospital’s foundation. The race will take place on Saturday, June 20 and offer a 5k race, 1k Fun Run and Corporate Challenge.
“The #NWAChampionship has a strong history of supporting local organizations, and we are proud to continue that legacy through our partnership with the Mercy Hospital Foundation in 2020,” stated Event Chairman, Jay Allen. “With the race’s move to the Mercy hospital campus, we look forward to showcasing their impressive facility to race participants and community members. The new race route will also utilize the Razorback Greenway, allowing participants to experience the natural beauty of the NW Arkansas trail system.”
BITE NW Arkansas, the region’s premier food festival, will also return in June, offering attendees an unparalleled culinary experience as part of #NWAChampionship Week. Exciting new details regarding the festival, attendee experience and ticket sales are expected to be announced in March.
Tournament officials are seeking a record number of 850 volunteers in 2020 to support the week-long schedule of community events. Volunteer opportunities exist on 20+ different committees, offering roles to fit a variety of ages and interests. Descriptions of volunteer positions and additional details can be found at NWAChampionship.com/Volunteers.
The #NWAChampionship will see popular fan attractions return in 2020 including the Gatorade Loudest Hole on Tour (No. 17), the Walmart and Always Discovery Green and Hallmark Autograph Alley. First introduced in 2019, Always Live #LikeAGirl Day will once again invite young girls and families to a special celebration onsite at the tournament on Saturday, focused on empowerment and confidence-building.
Ticket sales for the #NWAChampionship as well as volunteer and 5k race registration begin on Monday, March 2. Visit NWAChampionship.com to stay up to date with event news and information.