city of sylvania
Mayor's Message by Craig A. Stough
July 1, 2021
"Sylvania Welcomes Marathon Classic LPGA"  
(read the last Mayor's Message)

On behalf of the City of Sylvania, I welcome the participants, families and fans of the Ladies  Professional Golf Association back to Highland Meadows Golf Club. After a year of COVID  pandemic restrictions, we welcome the Marathon Classic LPGA Tournament back with full  fanfare and attendance. We look forward once again to the excitement and national attention the  Marathon Classic brings to our community.  

Mayor Craig Stough

City of Sylvania Mayor,
Craig A. Stough

This year's tournament is being held July 5th through 11th with pro-am events scheduled earlier in  the week. The LPGA brings thousands of fans and media representatives into Sylvania. Our  local restaurants, shops, and hotel benefit from the many visitors to our community.  

The tournament also greatly benefits local charities serving Sylvania and the Greater NW Ohio  area. Since 1984, the LPGA tournament has raised $12 million for more than 190 northwest  Ohio and southeast Michigan children's charities. This year's tournament will benefit 29 area  children's charities.  

The tournament has become a highlighted stop on the LPGA tour, attracting well over 100 of the  best women golfers in the world. The Tournament has been voted 5th favorite of all the stops.  The purse has grown substantially to $2,00,000. This year as one of the last team qualifying  stops before the Solheim Cup later this summer at Inverness, it is attracting even more of the top  LPGA golfers.  

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The tournament has become a huge event in Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan attracting over  50,000 spectators. The Marathon Classic will once again provide free admittance to retired &  active military personnel, fire, police, EMS, frontline healthcare workers, and first responders.  Each spectator that falls into these groups can also bring one guest free of charge. Valid I.D must  be shown at the main entrance. Kids under the age of 17 will also be admitted free into the  tournament as long as they are accompanied by an adult.  

Highland Meadows Golf Club, the sponsors and the over 1,000 volunteers that make the LPGA  tournament a success every year deserve our thanks. The members of Highland Meadows have  hosted the LPGA since 1990 and the course and facilities are always in great shape. Local  residents and golf fans donate thousands of hours for hole marshalling and the many jobs that  must be done well for a successful tournament.  

Sylvania prides itself on being a great place to live, work and raise a family, and the LPGA  Tournament helps enrich the lives of our residents every year. The tournament brings the  excitement of national attention to our community. Our residents are treated to competitive golf  at the highest level. Our young people see first hand from world class athletes that hard work  and practice can lead to success.  
Once again, we welcome the Marathon Classic to Sylvania and wish the Best of Luck to all  competitors. A great big Thank You goes out to Judd Silverman, his staff, and all the volunteers  who each year bring an exciting LPGA golf tournament to our Sylvania community for all to  enjoy! 

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