OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The Kansas City Crusaders, the host organization for the Web.com Tour professional golf tournament here for the past three years, announced Friday that it has extended an agreement with the PGA TOUR for three more years through 2016.
“We are extremely pleased to make this announcement today at the start of our Midwest Classic presented by Cadillac event,” said Matt Henderson, chairman of the board of the Kansas City Crusaders. “We started this event with a single mission of bringing professional golf to the Greater Kansas City area and benefiting local charities along the way. We are delighted to reach a new agreement that will ensure the Crusaders’ mission continues for the next three years,” he added.
The Kansas City Crusaders organization is a not-for-profit group of business individuals with the goal of supporting area businesses and charities through the promotion of professional golf. The tournament brings a unique relationship building and community awareness event to area sponsors and charitable organizations.
“The Kansas City Crusaders have done an excellent job in building the foundation of the Midwest Classic presented by Cadillac the last three years,” said Web.com Tour president Bill Calfee. “With the growth and impact the tournament is experiencing, the Midwest Classic clearly has a bright future. We thank the Crusaders, the city of Overland Park, all tournament sponsors and the volunteer base for their commitment to the Web.com Tour’s success in Kansas City.”
The 2013 event is under way at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate with 156 Web.com Tour professionals battling it out over 72-holes for the championship. The tournament wraps up Sunday evening.