Weekly Update from the 2021 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G

 In General

New: Tournament’s Kid’s Center transforms to the Walmart and Always Confidence Courtyard Community: BITE Experience @ the LPGA offers a culinary experience for tournament spectators Competition: Event’s Preliminary Field features fan favorites Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko and Nelly Korda

ROGERS, Ark. – The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G returns September 20-26, with events and activities for the entire community to enjoy including a three-day culinary experience and kid’s center featuring confidence building activities in addition to world-class golf. The tournament is expected to feature a strong field once again, with top players in the world rankings currently slated to play in the event. Tournament tickets are on sale now at www.NWAChampionship.com.

Tournament staff, local and state health officials and the LPGA Tour are working together to ensure the health and safety of all, including LPGA players, staff, volunteers, spectators, and community members. The tournament plans to implement increased sanitization procedures and monitor additional guidelines related to capacity restrictions, face coverings and social distancing as the event approaches. As a precaution, all temporary structures onsite at the event will be open-air in 2021.

NEW: Tournament’s Kid’s Center Transforms to the Walmart and Always Confidence Courtyard

New in 2021, the tournament’s Kid’s Center will transform to the Walmart and Always Confidence Courtyard, inviting children of all ages to explore the areas of sports, STEAM, and play in an engaging environment onsite at the tournament. Free and open to the public, the Confidence Courtyard features hands-on activities, interactive games, and more.

In addition, Always Live #LikeAGirl Day will return Saturday, September 25. Hosted in partnership with Procter & Gamble, all young girls and families are invited to this special celebration focused on confidence building, dreaming big, and empowerment. Children in attendance at the tournament on Saturday will receive a scavenger hunt passport upon admission, with special challenges throughout the golf course designed to build confidence and self-esteem. The scavenger hunt will conclude in the Walmart and Always Confidence Courtyard, where kids can redeem their passport for a special gift.

Admission to both the Confidence Courtyard and Always Live #LikeAGirl Day are free for kids 17 and under with a ticketed adult. Tickets are available at www.NWAChampionship.com.

In addition to the Confidence Courtyard onsite at the LPGA, the #NWAChampionship and P&G are partnering with Razorback Women’s Golf Coach Shauna Taylor to bring her Choose Confidence Curriculum to life through efforts within local schools, onsite at the tournament and with the distribution of 600 Confidence Kits throughout the region. Confidence Kits are comprised of items meant to help reinforce the teachings of the curriculum. Each kit will include tangible items such as journals and mirrors with empowerment phrases and See Yourself Here coloring booklets featuring ten influential women in the NW Arkansas region.

Learn more about the Choose Confidence initiative online at ChooseConfidence.org.

COMMUNITY: BITE Experience @ the LPGA Previews Participating Restaurants
New to the #NWAChampionship in 2021 is the BITE Experience @ the LPGA. Spectators will have the opportunity to sample some of the best restaurants and brands the NW Arkansas region has to offer at this culinary experience onsite at the tournament. The BITE Experience will be held Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26 at four different locations throughout the course. Locations will include the Driving Range, 9th Tee Box, 15th Green, and 16th Green, and will each include a viewing deck and courtyard area open exclusively to BITE Experience ticket buyers.

The BITE Experience @ the LPGA will feature over 30 restaurants and brands including Theo’s, Southern Food Company, Pressroom, Yeyos, and other local eateries. Tickets for the upgraded spectator experience are only $45, which includes food and beverage sampling options as well as general admission grounds access to the tournament.

Tickets for the BITE Experience @ the LPGA are on sale now at NWAChampionship.com/tickets/. Tickets are sold out for Saturday, September 25, so interested individuals are encouraged to purchase tickets for Friday and Sunday in advance.

COMPETITION: Event’s Preliminary Field Features Fan Favorites Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko and Nelly Korda

The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G is expected to feature a strong tournament field once again, with top players in the world rankings (as of September 7) currently committed to play in the event. This group includes Rolex World No. 1 Nelly Korda, past champion Lydia Ko (No. 5) and fan favorites Danielle Kang (No. 8) and So Yeon Ryu (No. 23). The preliminary tournament field list also features defending champion Austin Ernst and former Razorbacks Stacy Lewis, Gaby Lopez, Maria Fassi, and Alana Uriell. The final field list will be announced in the coming weeks.

Official tournament play begins Friday, September 24. Tickets are on sale now at
NWAChampionship.com with daily tickets offered for $10 and weekly tickets available for only $15 in celebration of the tournament’s 15th anniversary. Kids 17 and under receive free admission with a ticketed adult.

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