The Cambia Portland Classic, the longest-running non-major tournament on the LPGA tour, will return to Columbia Edgewater Country Club August 13-16. This is the 44th year that the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has come to Portland, hosting some of the top golfers in the world. This is an iconic Portland golf event and will feature food cart faves like Koi Fusion and Retrolicious as well as a craft beer garden.
Since 1972, the Portland Classic has donated $17M dollars to local children’s charities, such as Red Cross Cascade and the Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR). The list of top ranked players includes Inbee Park, Lydia Ko, and Stacy Lewis–who will be challenging Austin Ernst for the trophy. Other notable players include Paula Creamer, Lexi Thompson, Angela Stanford, Morgan Pressel, and Michelle Wie.
The city of Portland will be getting a lot of press as the event will be covered on the Golf Channel. The purse for the event is $1.3 million dollars!
Portland Pedal Power is going to be out this coming weekend with our mini putting green, where you might score free passes to the event. We will also be handing out some awesome swag: including Portland Classic nylon backpacks and handmade headcovers from local biz Seamus Golf.
“This tournament not only attracts the best women golfers in the world, it also unites our community and reinforces the values of a healthy lifestyle,” said Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia (the event’s title sponsor).
At PPP we are all for raising money for good causes, promoting healthy lifestyles, and women’s sport events. So get your tix quick and join us at the Portland Classic!
A day pass costs only $10, weekly tix only $25, and children under 17 get in free with a ticketed adult. All ticket proceeds go to charity.