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Feb

2012 Safeway LPGA Classic

The 2012 Safeway LPGA Classic at Pumpkin Ridge is in August. The Safeway Classic, a world-class women’s golf tournament, has helped raised $15 million for children’s charities in Oregon since 1972. Miracle Sign Co. has been making signs for the annual golf tournament since 2009.

The Safeway Classic, managed by Tournament Golf Foundation, takes place at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon, about a 30 minute drive west of downtown Portland. The annual golf event got its start 40 years ago as the Portland Ladies Classic. The Safeway Classic is the longest running LPGA tour event in the nation.

A number of title sponsors and golf courses have hosted the annual tournament over the years with Safeway taking on sole sponsorship in 1996, raising more than $12 million for local children’s charities.

In 2009, Miracle Sign Co. started producing signage for Pumpkin Ridge during the Safeway Classic. That’s when the LPGA tournament moved from Columbia Edgewater Country Club to Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, a golf course managed by American Golf.

Pumpkin Ridge calls on Miracle Sign Co. to customize concession and building directory signage. We make menus, banners, and directional type signs such as Sensitive Habitat, Do Not Enter, and Keep Out. Because the Pumpkin Ridge signage is for exterior and interior uses, we rely on moisture-resistant PVC and Dibond, a lightweight aluminum composite that is weather-resistant and won’t bow over time.

Pumpkin Ridge reuses several of the signs we’ve made from the past three Safeway Classic tourneys. But with a national golf event of this size – 89,000 people attend the Safeway Classic – menus change, gathering spots get switched up, and sign graphics are redesigned. And Miracle Sign Co. will be ready to make new signage for the 2012 Safeway Classic.