Esco partners with Portland Classic The Portland Classic Presented by Cambia Health Solutions will be played Aug. 28-31 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. The tournament, which started in 1972 and is the longest-running regular event on the LPGA Tour, had played as the Safeway Classic the last 18 years.
Barrett Business Services sponsors Portland Classic Proceeds from the Portland Classic Presented by Cambia Health Solutions will benefit Oregon children’s charities. Through 2013, the event has raised $17 million for a variety of local organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, Trillium Family Services, Oregon Junior Golf, Easter Seals of Oregon and Evans Scholars Foundation. 1 Page 2 |View All Elizabeth covers health care for the Portland Business Journal. Sign up for her Health Care Inc. NW newsletter to keep tabs on what's happening in the rapidly changing industry. Industries: Sports Business, Health Care
Cambia Health Solutions sponsors Portland Classic The Portland Classic Presented by Cambia Health Solutions will be played Aug. 28-31 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. The tournament, which started in 1972 and is the longest-running regular event on the LPGA Tour, had played as the Safeway Classic the last 18 years.
Safeway partners with Portland Classic Safeway has been title sponsor of the event dating back to '96Although some issues still need to be worked out, there "will be an LPGA Tour event in the Portland area this year," according to Mike Tokito of the Portland OREGONIAN. The tournament, "known as the Safeway Classic since 1996, will for now be called the 'Portland Classic presented by Safeway,' and will start in the final week of August." Tournament Golf Foundation, the organization that has run LPGA events in Portland since '72, "committed to running an event this year, even though it continues to negotiate with Safeway on sponsorship." Safeway "has been title sponsor" since '96. TGF President Tom Maletis said that Safeway still is "deciding if it wants to maintain the costlier role of being the title sponsor ... or take on a lesser role." The '13 LPGA schedule, released yesterday, "does not list a course for the Portland event." But Maletis said that he "expects the tournament will return to Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club." He said that TGF "needed to finalize dates and have a better idea of sponsorship before coming to an agreement with Pumpkin Ridge." The Portland event is the "longest-running regular tournament on the LPGA Tour" (OREGONLIVE.com, 1/15).