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DETROIT NEWSPAPERS NEW SPONSOR OF MICHIGAN OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT

 DETROIT, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Newspapers, publishers of The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, is the new sponsor of the Michigan Open Golf Tournament.
 The tournament, now in its 78th year, will be called the Detroit Newspapers Michigan Open. As in the past 11 years, the event will be hosted by the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City. This year's tournament will be held June 28 through July 1 and offers a purse of $96,000.
 Detroit Newspapers has undertaken a three-year commitment to sponsor the event, with plans to increase the purse each year, according to Frank Vega, president and chief executive officer.
 "We're looking forward to continuing the great tradition of the Michigan Open working closely with Detroit Newspapers. It's a pleasure to be involved with such a quality organization. Especially gratifying is Detroit Newspapers' involvement in a stateside project, and one that ranks among the finest golf events in the country," said Kim Chappell, managing director, Grand Traverse Resort.
 "We are pleased to be a part of this important sports event in Michigan. With the addition of the Michigan Open, Detroit Newspapers now sponsors three of the state's major golf tournaments," said Vega.
 Detroit Newspapers also sponsors the Tournament of Champions held at Boyne Mountain and the Michigan PGA held in Garland.
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 /CONTACT: Susie Miles, vice president/Marketing Services, Detroit Newspapers, 313-222-6680/


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