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Manulife extends LPGA sponsorship
Manulife Financial has extended its title sponsorship of the Manulife LPGA Classic gold tournament through 2017. The next event will take place on Labour Day weekend in Waterloo, ON. The company has been a sponsor of the competition since 2012. Part of the sponsorship involves an increase in the tournament's prize money to US$1.7 million in 2017. Manulife also sponsors golfers Stacy Lewis, Jennifer Kirby and Brittany Lang. The Manulife LPGA Classic is owned by Sports Properties International.
"Manulife will bring the stars of the LPGA back to Waterloo Region for the sixth time in 2017 to compete for the title," said Marianne Harrison, president and CEO of Manulife Canada. "The community's support of the tournament has made it one of the most well-attended events on the LPGA tour."