A123 Sponsors the LPGA Volvik Championship Tournament in Michigan


Inaugural golf tournament to support veterans and their families 

March 31, 2016 11:00AM Eastern Standard Time

Livonia, Michigan, A123 Systems LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and systems, today announced that it has signed an agreement to become an official sponsor of the new LPGA Volvik Championship, which will debut May 23-29 at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor.

The partnership with the LPGA Volvik Championship includes A123 as a presenting sponsor of the Pro-Am Tournament which takes place on Wednesday May 25th, and will lead off the week of championship golf where the best women players in the world will vie for the title and a $1.3 million purse. The Ladies Professional Golf Association participates in 33 tournaments across 15 countries with this year marking the first ever for Ann Arbor.

This new tournament is predicted by organizers to have a $20-30 million economic impact for Southeastern Michigan.

“We are excited that A123 is in a strong position to support important events like this.” said Jason Forcier, CEO. “Seeing the economic benefit to the community brings us pride while demonstrating our commitment to helping those around us by supporting military veterans.”

The LPGA Volvik Championship tournament that is being played over Memorial Day weekend will support the University of Michigan’s location for the National Network of Depression Centers that houses the Military Support Programs and Networks. The MSPN provides pre- and post- deployment mental health support and treatment for military members, veterans, and their families. A123’s commitment to back this inaugural event will benefit these groups as well as the surrounding communities.

For more information on the tournament, or to play in the Pro-Am, please go to www.volviklpga.com


About A123

A123 Systems is a global leader in providing complete energy storage solutions through advanced battery cells and systems for transportation and commercial applications, offering performance, reliability, and cost savings from concept through commercialization. A123 is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Wanxiang Group.

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