Every year we love kicking off summer with the Meijer LPGA at the Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, MI. It’s for a great cause and always tons of fun! Have you been to the Meijer LPGA? What is your favorite part?
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Our true kickoff for summer is always the Meijer LPGA Grand Taste. I love when the ads start popping up in the newspapers or on billboards–it means SUMMER is almost here. We’ve gone for the past 4 years and everyone in the family looks forward to it!
If you haven’t been, the Meijer LPGA event has truly something for everyone, even those who aren’t fans of golfing. It is pretty cool how you can see the tournament front and center from the Grand Taste, though! My girls love to learn all about the women golfing each year.
Our first steps are to always tour the Grand Taste tent to see what’s new and different at Meijer for the year. There are beer and wine samples for the adults and plenty of tasty treats like soft drinks, ice cream and food for the kiddos. Be sure to come hungry!
You can make as many laps around the Grand Taste as you want, which is so nice! I always have to hit up the sushi and ice cream more than once, especially if it’s super warm out. I like to take note of which beers I try and like for future purchases at Meijer.
To keep the kiddos occupied, there is a special area set up with crafts, toys and more fun for them. I love that it’s always a cool break, too–there is air or fans on blast. This year, we were lucky with cooler weather. Sometimes it can be nearly 100º!
Ricky and I like to go to the Grand Taste earlier in the week as our date night, then come back on Father’s Day with the whole family. Each day is different, so come back as many times as you’d like–many of the food and beverage options switch!
Proceeds from the tournament and the other activities during the week benefits the Meijer Simply Give program. Simply Give, started in 2008, restocks the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest. It has generated nearly $48 million for its food pantry partners! How incredible is that!?
I love that such a fun event is for such a great cause–it helps so many people locally here in the Midwest!