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  • AN Act of courage in Montgomery Sparked a National Movement... Montgomery is home to Mrs. Rosa McCauley Parks. Rosa Parks became a Civil Rights pioneer in Montgomery by courageously taking a stand and not giving up her seat which sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum and Library is a tribute to that memorable movement.
  • Paddles Up!…the Montgomery Dragon Boat Festival was the first in Alabama and is now the largest Dragon Boat Festival east of the Mississippi and one of the largest attended festivals in the River Region.

Montgomery, Alabama Welcomes Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic Crowd to the Capital of Dreams

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Montgomery, AL, September 16, 2014 – The Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic golf tournament kicks off this Thursday, September 18 at the Robert Trent Jones Capitol Hill course in Prattville, Alabama and continues through Sunday, September 21. The course is just 10 miles north of the state capital, and Montgomery’s hotels, restaurants, attractions and retailers are excited to welcome guests of this prestigious event. 

Players from 25 counties are competing in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, including seven players in the Top 10 on the Rolex World Rankings of Women’s Golf. Players and fans will travel to the River Region and have the opportunity to enjoy all that Montgomery and Prattville have to offer.

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is ranked by national magazines like GOLF and Golf Digest as some of the best and most affordable public golf in the country and Montgomery is located in the heart of it. Three of the famed courses are just within a 30 minutes’ drive of the capital city.

LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan recently said in a press release from the LPGA, “The River Region and RTJ Trail are fantastic hosts…together with Yokohama, we’re excited to bring the world’s best female golfers back to Prattville.”
“While it is difficult to quantify the exact impact to local businesses, the real impact from the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic goes far beyond dollars and cents.  Montgomery and the River Region will be at the center of a world stage, with international corporate executives, media from around the globe and visitors from near and far being exposed to our community, many of them for the first time.  From an economic development and image perspective, it doesn’t get better than that,” said Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Chief of Staff Anna Buckalew.

LPGA Classic attendees can find information on lodging, dining, shopping and entertainment at or by coming to the Montgomery Visitor Center at 300 Water Street in Union Station located in historic downtown Montgomery.

Montgomery, “A Cool Capital City on the Move
Centrally located along the Alabama River in the heart of the Southeast, Montgomery is steeped in the history of world-changing events and is in the midst of another change – a complete reemergence. From a revitalized downtown to an array of new museums, restaurants, attractions and accommodations, the riverfront capital city is quickly becoming one of the newest must-see travel destinations in the South. Learn more about all that Montgomery has to offer at                                      
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