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The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren announces return of Celebrity Shootout

Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The 2021 edition of the 9-hole exhibition match for charity features golf greats Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino, along with Michigan State Men’s Head Basketball Coach Tom Izzo


Celebrity Shootout Inside the Ropes Experience returns, including the chance to caddie for the celebrities during the event



GRAND BLANC, Mich. – The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren today announced the return of one   of the tournament’s fan-favorite events, the Celebrity Shootout. For 2021, this marquee competition will feature golf’s greatest champion Jack Nicklaus; fellow World Golf Hall-of-Famer Lee Trevino; and NCAA Men’s Basketball title-winning head coach Tom Izzo of Michigan State University. In the coming weeks, an additional celebrity will be added to create a powerhouse foursome that will play a 9-hole team scramble exhibition match to benefit charity.

The Celebrity Shootout will take place on Saturday, August 28¾following the last tournament pairing of round two¾and begin on Hole No. 10 at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. Additional details, including celebrity pairings and charitable impact, will be announced soon.

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Attendance Update

Posted on Friday, May 21, 2021




GRAND BLANC, Mich. – The following statement was provided by The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021.


The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren opened ticket sales for the 2021 tournament on November 20 of last year, with the goal of hosting fans at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club the week of August 23. Based on the CDC’s new guidance relative to fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and the State of Michigan’s updated ‘Vacc to Normal’ plan released yesterday, we are pleased to announce that the 2021 tournament will welcome fans at 100% capacity for the fourth playing of The Ally Challenge, including the Community Concert on Saturday, August 28, featuring Little Big Town.


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Volunteer registration now open for The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren

Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2021

GRAND BLANC, Mich. – Tournament officials announced today that volunteer registration for the fourth annual The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren is now open to the public at

The 2021 Ally Challenge is scheduled for the week of August 23-29 at historic Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club.

“Volunteers play an essential role in every aspect of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren and are vital to our goal of providing charitable dollars to the community,” said tournament director Matt Stepnes. “Thanks in large part to the efforts of this very special group of people, The Ally Challenge has raised nearly $3.2 million in support of local charities in the greater Flint area and beyond since the inaugural event in 2018. We are excited to open volunteer registration and so very thankful to continue working with such a selfless and dedicated team.”

Volunteers have a variety of different areas available to choose from during registration. These areas represent the many tasks required to conduct a PGA TOUR Champions Event. A description of each area is available at

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Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

GRAND BLANC, Mich. – Tournament officials announced today that the primary beneficiary of net proceeds for the fourth-annual The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren will be the United Way of Genesee County (UWGC). The 2021 tournament will mark the third consecutive year that UWGC has been included as a primary beneficiary of The Ally Challenge.

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