Jamie Farr Toledo Classic 2012: LPGA stars help officials raise millions of dollars for local charities

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Jamie Farr Toledo Classic 2012: LPGA stars help officials raise millions of dollars for local charities

The Jamie Farr Toledo Classic 2012 is set to start this Thursday at the prestigious Highland Meadows Golf Club, Ohio, with a number of competent players eager to cut their rivals down to size.
Prominent players who will grace the tournament’s roster include defending champion Na Yeon Choi, Paula Creamer, current world number one Yani Tseng, Stacy Lewis of the United States, Suzann Pettersen, Cristie
Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, Brittany Lang, Vicky Hurst, Ai Miyazato, Inbee Park, Mika Miyazato, Amy Yang and I.K. Kim.
Although the field is loaded with battle-hardened contenders, South Korean Na Yeon Choi, Stacy Lewis and Yani Tseng have grabbed much of the attention.
As the three players are under public scrutiny, the media is taking keen interest to highlight them in a bid to attract more spectators.
Since the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic is staged to raise funds for local charities, this year’s edition has reportedly collected millions of dollars, which will hopefully cater to several charitable entities
that support deprived children.
Golf commentators said that the aim of the tournament, which is to help children live a better life, has overshadowed the hype of the competition, but the credit goes to LPGA stars — who have helped the tournament
officials raise hefty sums of cash.
"The girls saved us.  They are the ones that said we're not going to let this tournament go. They really love this one," event’s namesake Jamie Farr said of the players ready to tee off this Thursday.
Farr told the media that he is fascinated by the interest people have shown in the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) tournament, and he hopes that this edition is going to beat expectations.
The tournament namesake said that the people in Ohio are more than happy to host the event, and it is expected that a huge number of spectators will flock to Meadows.
“In Toledo it's a major event.  The girls get excited, my gosh there are 65,000 people that come out to watch them play,” Farr said.
Due to its prestige and a roster full of big names, the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic did not face trouble finding sponsors. Richard St. Jean, General Manager of Hollywood Casino — one of the main sponsors of the
tournament — said that he is more than happy to support the event.
“This just seemed very natural based on the city, what this meant to the city and the fundraising initiatives,” said St. Jean.



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