Walmart NW Arkansas Championship moves to late September in 2021

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ROGERS, Ark. – The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G returns September 20-26, 2021 to Pinnacle Country Club with top LPGA professionals competing for a $2.3M purse. Originally scheduled for June, the event will transition to September 2021 as part of the LPGA Tour’s overall schedule adjustments for the upcoming calendar year. The tournament will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2021, with special community initiatives to commemorate the milestone.

“For the past 15 years, the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G has offered us a platform for charitable giving, women’s empowerment and community engagement that we are proud to support,” stated Donna Morris, Walmart Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer. “As we reach this significant milestone, we look forward to thanking and recognizing those who have played an important role in the #NWAChampionship from the start – from the fans, volunteers and community partners, to the past champions and LPGA players, by reliving memorable moments and celebrating together this September.”

In partnership with the LPGA Tour, the tournament dates were shifted with the goal of providing LPGA players the most opportunities to compete in 2021 as possible. The comprehensive 2021 LPGA Tour schedule will be released in the coming weeks. #NWAChampionship event staff have been in close communication with tournament partners, including city officials, to ensure needed resources will be available during the September event dates.

Since its inception in 2007, the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G has grown into one of the premier events on the LPGA Tour. More than just a sporting event, the week-long schedule of community events now features culinary experiences, fitness activities, kid-friendly events, women’s empowerment programs, charitable initiatives and more.

“We are proud to partner with Walmart to deliver positive impact through the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G as we have over the last 15 years,” said Mindy Sherwood, President, Procter & Gamble Walmart Global Customer Team. “As we celebrate this historic milestone, P&G remains committed to giving back to the community and inspiring young women and girls through the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G for years to come.”

Plans for the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G’s 15th anniversary celebration will be announced in the coming months. Tournament officials are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and will work in collaboration with the state of Arkansas and other health-related resources as event plans are developed. Visit www.NWAChampionship.com and follow @NWAChampionship on social media to stay up to date with event news and information.

 

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