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Looking for volunteer opportunities? Check out the Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS!

The 2022 Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS, recently opened registration for volunteers for the July tournament. Officials announced that COUNTRY Financial will serve as the Official Sponsor for the volunteer program. They are looking to recruit more than 400 volunteers to fill over 15 different committees. This year’s event is scheduled for July 11 – 17 at Panther Creek Country Club.

As the sponsor of the volunteer program, COUNTRY will support this dedicated team of people who perform a variety of critical needs throughout the tournament. Whether one is a golf novice or an avid fan, has volunteered in the past or is a new volunteer, there is something for everyone. “We are proud to once again support the volunteers that play such a pivotal role in the success of the tournament,” says JR Earley, Agency Manager of COUNTRY Financial. “Supporting the community and events like the Memorial Health Championship are at the core of what COUNTRY stands for, so we are excited to renew our support and welcome professional golf back to Central Illinois.”

There are numerous perks offered for volunteers including branded apparel, meals while working, weekly credentials for volunteers, additional tickets for family and friends and the opportunity to play in the volunteer golf outing at Panther Creek in August. There are also a limited number of junior volunteer opportunities available for individuals ages 14-17 during tournament week and this is a terrific way to earn community service hours.

“We are excited to launch registration for the COUNTRY Financial volunteer program and

continue working with this group of very special people,” said tournament director Kate Peters. “Volunteers play an essential role in every aspect of tournament operations and are vital to our goal of raising charitable dollars for the five foundations of Memorial Health.”

The Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS, a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event on the Korn Ferry Tour, is conducted annually at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Illinois. This four-day, 72-hole competition features 156 players from around the world vying for a total purse of $750,000. As the path to the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour features some of the most talented professional golfers who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. Since the inaugural year in 2016, the tournament has continued to grow with an expected economic impact of over five million dollars on the central Illinois region.

For more information or to sign up, visit the tournament website. For questions about volunteer duties or the registration process, contact Tanya Cooper at (217)670-2910 or


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