Schedule of Events


Friday, August 27

Public Gates open at 9 a.m.

Opening Ceremony 9:50 a.m. (estimated)

First Round Official Tournament Competition: 10:15 a.m. start (estimated)

Family Fun Night: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., located in the Fan Zone and Hole No. 17

  • Family Fun Night kicks off the 2021 special events schedule at The Ally Challenge on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Hole No. 17 and in the Fan Zone presented by Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Admission and parking are free for this fun-for-the-whole-family event. Parking is located at the Grand Blanc High School with complimentary shuttle service provided.

 

  • Family Fun Night includes free pizza and drinks for youths 18 years and under, a DJ dance party, Golf Stations conducted by The First Tee of Eastern Michigan, and the newest addition to Family Fun Night, the Champions’ Caddie Exhibition. The Exhibition will start off the jam-packed evening at 5 p.m. and feature the tournament’s three champions, Jim Furyk (2020), Jerry Kelly (2019), and Paul Broadhurst (2018) switching roles with their caddies as they tee it up on the 17th hole in a closest to the pin contest to determine the winner of a grand prize package from among three randomly selected youth attending Family Fun Night.

 

Daily Activities (Open to the public)

  • The Ally Deck at 17 (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day
  • The Lawn presented by Faygo and Absopure – featuring live daily music (located next to the clubhouse) 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Food Truck Concessions (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day 
  • Birdie Time is Miller Time (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day
  • Miller Lite Beer Garden (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day
  • The Fan Zone presented by C&L Ward (located adjacent to Hole No. 17) 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Mulligan’s Deck (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day
  • Kids Zone (located in the Fan Zone) 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • McLaren Public Bleacher (located on Hole No. 18) Open all day
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic presented by Walgreens and McLaren (adjacent to Hole No. 1) 11 a.m. – 4  p.m.
  • Dow VETerans Den (located on Hole No. 18) 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • First Aid Tent (located on Hole No. 18) Open all day

Saturday, August 28

Public Gates open at 7 a.m.

Second Round Official Tournament Competition: 7:20 a.m. start (estimated)

Celebrity Shootout – featuring Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Izzo and Jeff Blashill: 3 p.m. start (estimated) on the 10th tee following final tournament grouping

The Ally Challenge Community Concert – Headlined by Maren Morris

  • 5 p.m. Gates Open
  • 6:30 p.m. Opening Act, Frame 42
  • 7:55 p.m. Grand Blanc High School state champions recognized
  • 8 p.m. Maren Morris

 

Daily Activities (Open to the public)

  • The Ally Deck at 17 (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day
  • The Lawn presented by Faygo and Absopure – featuring live daily music (located next to the clubhouse) 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Food Truck Concessions (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day
  • Birdie Time is Miller Time (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day
  • Miller Lite Beer Garden (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day
  • The Fan Zone presented by C&L Ward (located adjacent to Hole No. 17) 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Mulligan’s Deck (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day
  • Kids Zone (located in the Fan Zone) 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • McLaren Public Bleacher (located on Hole No. 18) Open all day
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic presented by Walgreens and McLaren (adjacent to Hole No. 1) 11 a.m. – 4  p.m.
  • Dow VETerans Den (located on Hole No. 18) 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • First Aid Tent (located on Hole No. 18) Open all day

Sunday, August 29

Public Gates open at 8:30 a.m.

Free Pancake Breakfast (located between Hole No. 9 and 18 greens near the Clubhouse) 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Final Round Official Tournament Competition: 9:45 a.m. start (estimated)

  • Awards Ceremony: Following Play of Final Round

 

Daily Activities (Open to the public)

  • The Ally Deck at 17 (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day
  • The Lawn presented by Faygo and Absopure – featuring live daily music (located next to the clubhouse) 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Food Truck Concessions (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day
  • Birdie Time is Miller Time (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day
  • Miller Lite Beer Garden (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day
  • The Fan Zone presented by C&L Ward (located adjacent to Hole No. 17) 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Mulligan’s Deck (located on Hole No. 17) Open all day
  • Kids Zone (located in the Fan Zone) 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • McLaren Public Bleacher (located on Hole No. 18) Open all day
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic presented by Walgreens and McLaren (adjacent to Hole No. 1) 11 a.m. – 4  p.m.
  • Dow VETerans Den (located on Hole No. 18) 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • First Aid Tent (located on Hole No. 18) Open all day