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Newsfront - August 24, 2007

LPGA ramping up

Tickets going on sale; volunteers needed

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 4, for the 2007 Longs Drugs Challenge, which takes place the week of Oct. 4-7 at Blackhawk Country Club. Some 108 professional women golfers will vie for winnings of $1.1 million over the four-round event, including defending champion and LPGA Hall of Famer Karrie Webb.

Single-day passes for any of the four tournament rounds are $20 each, available at www.tickets.com. Plus a $5 discount coupon will be available at all Bay Area Long Drugs, redeemable when purchasing tickets at the tournament gate. Long Drugs outlets in Danville, Blackhawk and San Ramon will be selling single day tickets at a discounted price of $15 although the Alamo Longs will only have the $5 discount coupon.

All-Tournament Clubhouse badges are available for $100, and All-Tournament Grounds passes are available for $50. Badges are available at the tournament office only, at Blackhawk Country Club, 599 Blackhawk Drive.

The Longs Drugs Challenge is recruiting volunteers for scoring, marshalling, VIP hospitality and more. A complete list of positions, requirements and schedules can be found at longsdrugschallenge.com. Volunteers receive a Longs Drugs gift card, free tournament tickets, meals on days worked, and a volunteer appreciation party. The volunteer uniform package consists of a tournament-logo wind shirt, golf shirt and hat. Also, volunteers will have an opportunity to see the world's best women golfers, including Christina Kim, winner in 2004; two-time champion and LPGA Hall of Famer Juli Inkster, winner in 1999 and 2000; top U.S. player Cristie Kerr, winner in 2002; and LPGA Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam, winner in 1997.

For more information, contact the tournament office at 725-0148 or visit the Web site.

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