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The Concert @17 presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort returns to Friday at 2024 The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren

Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2024

GRAND BLANC, Mich. – Officials of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren announced today the details surrounding the tournament’s Friday concert event. The Concert @17 presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort will feature multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated pop-rock icons Smash Mouth with fan-favorite hits like “All-Star”, “Walkin’ On The Sun” and “I’m A Believer”, and their new single “Ride On”. The third-year event will be held Friday evening, August 23, following the first round of tournament competition at the official PGA TOUR Champions event’s famed 17th hole.

Tickets for the 2024 Ally Challenge presented by McLaren are now on sale. The tournament is open to spectators from Thursday (August 22) to Sunday (August 25) and ticket prices start at $15. For a complete listing of ticket options please visit the tournament website at

Access to The Concert @17, and the Ally Community Concert featuring Thomas Rhett, require the purchase of a valid tournament ticket for the day each concert is hosted, or a weekly ticket option. 

“The Concert @17 presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has quickly become a fan-favorite event during tournament week at The Ally Challenge,” said Erin Stone, the tournament’s director of business development and community engagement. "Smash Mouth has played a pivotal role in the soundtrack for one of the most-watched movies of all time, Shrek. The band is also known for their exciting, entertaining and legendary live performances and we can’t wait for our fans to feel that energy Friday night at the famed 17th hole at Warwick Hills.”

The 2024 Ally Challenge presented by McLaren will take place the week of August 19 – 25 at renowned Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. 

The Ally Challenge will be one of the premier Regular Season events on the PGA TOUR Champions in 2024, which will give way to the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs¾a season-ending, three-tournament series used to determine the TOUR’s season-long champion.

All three rounds of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren will be broadcast on Golf Channel.

Since its inception in 2018, The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren has donated more than $7.3 million to support charity.

For more information about The Ally Challenge, please visit For the latest Ally Challenge news and updates on social media follow the tournament on Twitter and Instagram at @AllyChallenge and on Facebook at

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About Smash Mouth
Smash Mouth stands tall as a global phenomenon, a force to be reckoned with over its illustrious three-decade journey. From humble origins in San Jose, CA, they've transcended local curiosity, invaded national playlists, and evolved into international live phenoms. Smash Mouth, a name etched in gold as multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated pop-rock icons, has navigated the realms of legendary status with unparalleled finesse.

A trove of international awards, accolades, and achievements over three decades cements Smash Mouth's legacy. Their TV and film appearances are too numerous to count, including a record-breaking stint on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and pivotal roles in classics like "Rat Race" and the monumental "Shrek." Smash Mouth is the unmistakable soundtrack to the most-watched movie in the history of the universe, forever embracing the title of "The Shrek Band." 

Beyond massive international tours with icons like U2, Lenny Kravitz, *NSync, and KISS, Smash Mouth's versatility shines through collaborations with showbiz legends ranging from Engelbert Humperdinck to George Clinton to Neil Diamond.

Yet, Smash Mouth's true prowess lies in their music. Between 1997 and 2002, they notched up an extraordinary six top 20 hits, dominating the airwaves at the turn of the century. Two of these hits, "Walkin' On The Sun" and "All-Star," soared to #1 and lingered there, with the latter recently surpassing a mind-boggling ONE BILLION streams on Spotify. Their social media acclaim, recognized by Billboard, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and many other prominent outlets is a testament to their enduring influence, with a YouTube channel boasting over 1 million subscribers. 

The five maestros of Smash Mouth (Paul DeLisle, Zach Goode, Michael Klooster, Randy Cooke and Sean Hurwitz) have solidified their international reputation as world-class musicians and performers. Committed to giving 100% effort in every show, their inherent and determined ability to connect with any audience worldwide is nothing short of astounding. Smash Mouth's electrifying live shows make their legions of fans winners every time, a testament to their indomitable spirit and unwavering purpose. For more information, visit:


About The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren
The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren is an official event on the PGA TOUR Champions owned and operated by Tournaments for Charity, a Michigan non-profit corporation. This 54-hole stroke play golf tournament features 78 PGA TOUR Champions professionals competing for a $2 million purse at the historic Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc, MI. The event is designed to showcase the best golf on the PGA TOUR Champions for the enjoyment of spectators and to benefit local charities in the greater Flint area. All three official rounds will be internationally televised on the Golf Channel. 

For more information about The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, please visit For the latest Ally Challenge news and updates on social media, follow the tournament on Twitter and Instagram at @AllyChallenge and on Facebook at


About Ally Financial
Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a financial services company with the nation's largest all-digital bank and an industry-leading auto financing business, driven by a mission to "Do It Right" and be a relentless ally for customers and communities. The company serves approximately 11 million customers through a full range of online banking services (including deposits, mortgage, and credit card products) and securities brokerage and investment advisory services. The company also includes a robust corporate finance business that offers capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies, as well as auto financing and insurance offerings. For more information, please visit

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About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 13 hospitals in Michigan, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 690,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network, virtual and retail care services and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 53 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S.  McLaren has 22,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 113,000 network providers throughout Michigan and Indiana.  Learn more at


About HNS Sports Group
HNS Sports Group is a Dublin, Ohio-based LLC founded in 2000. The company offers over 125-plus years of collective experience and is committed to providing professional, efficient and effective client representation in the categories of sponsorship consultation, event management, hospitality management, sales representation and tournament operations within the golf market. To learn more about HNS Sports Group, visit


Media Contacts
The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren
Thomas P. Sprouse, Director of Communications  
Office: 614-889-6791               
Mobile: 614-519-1873


For Smash Mouth:
Deborah Radel or Cayman Masnado-Smith at DRPR

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