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FireKeepers Casino Hotel to Host FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship

(Battle Creek, Mich.) – FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Mich., owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP), will host the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship an LPGA tour event, a new competition on the 2014 Symetra Tour – Road to the LPGA. The event will be held Tuesday, June 3, through Sunday, June 8, at Battle Creek Country Club, located in Battle Creek, Mich. FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship will feature an array of professional women golfers from around the world competing for a chance to win the Potawatomi Cup.

“FireKeepers Casino Hotel has been committed to reinvesting in our local communities since opening; bringing this caliber of golf event to the Battle Creek Country Club provides a great opportunity for our community to support these young golfers while bringing visitors from around the world to our area,” stated R. Bruce McKee, chief executive officer of FireKeepers Casino Hotel.

The tournament will be held at Battle Creek Country Club, located at 318 Country Club Dr., Battle Creek, Mich. Battle Creek Country Club, a private members only course, designed by Willie Park, Jr., opened in 1919. The course features 6,744 yards of golf.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel intends to donate all profits earned from the event to S.A.F.E. Place women’s shelter.  S.A.F.E. Place is committed to helping victims of domestic violence and their families in Barry, Eaton, and Calhoun Counties. Offering a range of social intervention and advocacy services; S.A.F.E. Place stresses early intervention, strengthening families, and providing a continuum of care through community resources and referrals.  S.A.F.E. Place provides shelter, court advocacy, referrals and comprehensive counseling programs for women and children who have been physically, verbally, or emotionally abused.

The FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship will provide an opportunity to showcase the Battle Creek Area.  FireKeepers Casino Hotel, the Battle Creek Country Club, and the Symetra Tour will provide many options for surrounding communities, companies, and individuals to participate.  Various sponsorship packages are available, in addition, there are two days of pro-am golf tournaments where sponsors can interact and play against professional golfers.  Volunteer opportunities are significant, with a need for 150 volunteers to assist during match play, as well as a need for host families to house approximately 100 players during the event.