SEATTLE, March 14, 2019 – Kaiser Permanente has committed to sponsor The Legends Tour’s Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup presented by The Boeing Company this summer and will title the women’s amateur team event that kicks off tournament week.
The event, title sponsored once again by Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, will be staged June 5-8, at the resort property’s White Horse Golf Club in Kingston, Wash. The Kaiser Permanente Women’s Amateur Team Scramble will be held Wednesday, June 5. The professional tournament’s pro-am is set for Thursday, June 6, followed by the 36-hole professional competition on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8.
A field of 36 Legends, including defending champion Trish Johnson and World Golf Hall of Fame members JoAnne Carner, Juli Inkster, Jan Stephenson and Hollis Stacy will compete for the $200,000 purse. Veteran LPGA Tour stars in the field will include Jane Geddes, Pat Hurst, Rosie Jones, Lorie Kane, Michelle McGann and Liselotte Neumann.
“We are so pleased to have significant support from our premium partner, Kaiser Permanente,” said Jane Blalock, 27-time LPGA Tour Champion and CEO of JBC Golf, the marketing and management company for The Legends Tour, official senior tour of the LPGA.
“Kaiser Permanente is a well-established company with a long history of quality care and giving back,” added Blalock. “The Legends Tour is grateful for this partnership and proud to have earned increased support from one of the area’s most prestigious brands.”
Kaiser Permanente served as an Official Partner in last year’s Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup and provided emergency medical services and first aid support during the tournament. This year, Kaiser Permanente is designated as the tournament’s exclusive Premium Partner and will continue to provide on-site medical support.
“At Kaiser Permanente, we are proud to help our communities thrive,” said Susan Mullaney, president of Kaiser Permanente Washington. “The women’s scramble gives all of us the opportunity to participate, to enjoy the course, and to play a game I love.”
The Kaiser Permanente Women’s Amateur Team Scramble features 50 teams of two women each competing in a scramble format. The low-gross and low-net teams will advance into the pro-am the next day, forming an amateur foursome group that will be paired with an LPGA Legend.
The scramble features a 9 a.m. shotgun start and includes breakfast and an awards banquet following play. Registration is $125 per player. Women can register as a two-person team or as a single player to be paired randomly with other competitors. Each participant receives a gift bag, eight tickets to the professional tournament and an opportunity to meet LPGA Legends competing during the weekend event.
“We’re excited to join the best from the Legends Tour – LPGA players who have been an inspiration to me and many others in our community,” Mullaney added.
Washington has hosted the LPGA Tour and women’s professional golf for nearly four decades. From 1982-1999, the Evergreen State hosted the Safeco Classic at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent, Wash. Current Legends Tour members who are past Safeco Classic champions include three-time winner Patty Sheehan (1982, ’90, ’95), Juli Inkster (1983, ’88), Brandie Burton (1993), Pat Bradley (1991), Jan Stephenson (1987), Judy Dickinson (1986) and Washington native JoAnne Carner (1985).
For more details on the Kaiser Permanente Women’s Amateur Team Scramble, visit www.TheLegendstour.com. Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.ClearwaterLegendsCup.com or at the gate on tournament days.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington are committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.
About The Legends Tour
The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the LPGA, providing competitive opportunities for female golfers, professional and eligible amateurs, age 45 and over. The tour was founded in 2000 by 25 veteran LPGA Tour professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women’s golfers of all time. The Legends Tour now has more than 120 members, including 14 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour members have over 750 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 84 major championships. In its 18 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $17 million in prize money and helped raise nearly $24 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted nearly 100 charity golf events and professional tournaments nationwide in multiple states and overseas in Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.