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LECOM Health Challenge to Feature Family Friendly

Posted on May 6th, 2019 at 12:34 PM
LECOM Health Challenge to Feature Family Friendly

JAMESTOWN, NY – (May 3, 2019) – Today organizers of the LECOM Health Challenge, a Tour event returning to Peek’n Peak Resort on July 4-7, 2019, announced this year’s tournament theme: “Party at the Peak,” an all-ages, family-friendly mix of world-class golf, complimentary tournament admission, and various fun-filled offerings to celebrate professional golf’s return to the region. 

For the fourth year, the LECOM Health Challenge will attract a field of rising golf stars to Chautauqua County, and offer a series of family-friendly activities over the four-day tournament and holiday weekend. The event annually draws crowds from around the region to enjoy professional tournament play and experience the sights and sounds of Chautauqua County. 

“Each year we strive to keep the LECOM Health Challenge fresh and exciting. We have really raised the bar in 2019 by eliminating the cost of admission and by creating more family-friendly activities,” said Mark Geise, Tournament Executive Director and CEO of the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Committee. “We hope to draw even bigger crowds to the region to showcase this incredible event and to celebrate all that Chautauqua County has to offer with our ‘Party at the Peak’ offerings.” 

In addition to free access to the on-course action, the “Party at the Peak” will provide opportunities to make memories off of the course with fireworks, live music, bonfires, and food and drink specials: 

Friday, July 5:

  • Free Caddyshack Party and firework display, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Gazebo Grill
    • Includes live music, golf-themed games, a crazy golf costume contest, and selfies with the “Gopher”
  • Bistro 210 Band live, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Bistro 210

Saturday, July 6:

  • Bonfire 'n Brews Concert Series featuring The Groove, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Gazebo Grill
    • Includes free lawn games, food and drink specials, an outdoor grill, and s’mores station
  • Bistro 210 Band live, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Bistro 210 

For those looking to get inside the ropes, there are a variety of volunteer positions still available at a new rate for 2019. Previously $45, registration for new volunteers is now just $20 or free for all past volunteers and youth volunteers. Registration includes a LECOM Health Challenge golf polo, hat or visor, parking, and food vouchers for use during shifts. Additionally, 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.

Returning fan-favorite activities include The First Tee of Western New York Junior Golf Clinic, Pro-Am and Junior Pro-Am, and a salute to U.S. Military Veterans. 

For additional details about the tournament week schedule or to register as a volunteer, 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,