Community will benefit from Solheim Cup event

By on July 23, 2009

by Susan O’Neill
SUGAR GROVE—The village of Sugar Grove is well-positioned to meet visitors attending the Solheim Cup, village trustee Melisa Taylor said on Tuesday. Taylor told the other board members that the village’s expo tent is in a good location on the grounds of Rich Harvest Farms, where the Solheim Cup will be held.

Taylor said that every person who enters Rich Harvest Farms to attend the event will have to walk past the Sugar Grove tent. Locally based water garden company Aquascape, Inc. has agreed to build a water feature in front of the tent, to capture people’s attention.

The Solheim Golf Tournament, which features the best female players from the United States and Europe, will be held at the Sugar Grove golf course the week of Aug. 17-23. Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) planners estimate that thousands of national and international travelers will attend the prestigious event.

Taylor, one of the village’s liaisons to the planners of the Solheim Cup, said that during the planning process, the LPGA has been very gracious with those in the community.

To assist the newly formed Sugar Grove food pantry, she said LPGA organizers agreed to let visitors into the first practice day on Monday, Aug. 17 at no charge, if they bring at least four canned food items for the food pantry.

The Kaneland golf team will raise funds for the team by parking cars during the event, and the culinary class at Kaneland High School will have the chance to work along with the Solheim Cup’s executive chef.

“The (LPGA) has been extremely good to our entire community,” Taylor said.

In an effort to assist the newly formed Sugar Grove food pantry, LPGA organizers agreed to let visitors into the first practice day on Monday, Aug. 17 at no charge, if they bring at least 4 canned food items for the food pantry.