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Get Inside the Ropes at the 2019 LECOM Health Challenge as a Tournament Volunteer

Posted on January 23rd, 2019 at 9:11 AM
Get Inside the Ropes at the 2019 LECOM Health Challenge as a Tournament Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities are now open for the fourth annual LECOM Health Challenge, a Tour event returning to Peek’n Peak on July 1-7, 2019. 

A variety of positions are currently available for local golf fans and community members interested in getting closer to the on-course action. Options range from inside-the-ropes access as a standard bearer, walking scorer or marshal to transportation and hospitality, plus opportunities for junior volunteers between the ages of 13 and 17. 

“We’re grateful for the tremendous teams of volunteers that have helped make the previous LECOM Health Challenges a success,” said Mark Geise, tournament spokesperson and CEO of the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation. “Their contributions are critical in ensuring our event goes smoothly while enhancing the experience for tournament attendees.” 

“Each year, we look forward to welcoming volunteers back to the course, and we’re pleased to offer discounts for new and alumni team members in 2019,” said John Coolbaugh, Director of Operations. “There are a number of committees and positions to fit all interests and abilities, plus volunteers receive exciting benefits.” 

In addition to providing valuable community support, volunteers get to enjoy world class golf from a unique perspective, meet new people in a beautiful outdoor setting and build their resumes with service and leadership experience.

All volunteers should be available to work at least three shifts and must purchase an Official Volunteer Package, which includes:

  • One (1) logo golf shirt
    • Additional logo golf shirt may be purchased for $25
  • One (1) cap or visor
  • On-site parking for one (1) vehicle all week
  • Complimentary food and beverages during volunteer shifts 

The package is valued at more than $100, though returning volunteers can register for free and new volunteers can sign up at a discounted rate of $20 beginning February 1. There is no cost for junior volunteer packages. 

Volunteers who work three or more shifts also receive either one complimentary round of golf at Peek’n Peak Resort, or one complimentary admission pass to Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park. 

For additional information or to register as a volunteer for the 2019 LECOM Health Challenge, please visit 


The LECOM Health Challenge is a Tour event hosted at Peek’n Peak’s “Upper Course” on July 4 – 7, 2019.  A week-long schedule of events will include a Pro-Am, followed by four official rounds of tournament competition. With LECOM serving as title sponsor and the CREDC acting as the host organization, proceeds from the tournament will benefit the LECOM Student Scholarship Fund, as well as other local charities. For more information, visit