The Meijer LPGA Classic shines the spotlight on hunger in Midwest communities, while raising foods to decrease the number of persons going without food. In addition to its humanitarian bent, the Meijer LPGA Classic, presented by Kraft, hosted some of the biggest names in female golf at the Blythefield Country Club. The final field included several players on the LPGA’s Top 10 money list, including No. 1 in the world Inbee Park and Michigan native Morgan Pressel, as well as Meijer LGPA Classic defending champion Mirim Lee (Meijer LPGA Classic).
On Saturday, July 25, Meijer hosted its annual community concert, an event which takes place during the annual LPGA Classic fundraiser. I was fortunate enough to attend the concert with a friend and enjoy the sights and sounds of OneRepublic.
What an amazing experience! My friend, Tom, and I made it through our early twenties to the music of OneRepublic. It was an nostalgic evening, filled with memories, laughter, and rasping voices (we belted it out!).
As I looked around the stadium, I couldn't help but smile at the many audience members singing along and losing themselves in the music. It's amazing how songs can bring us back to certain moments in time. As the concert wrapped up, OneRepublic sang their hit track "I Lived." What a song to close out an evening dedicated to generating awareness of societal issues like hunger. I believe it is important to have uncomfortable conversations and work together as a community to solve community problems like hunger.
I'm incredibly grateful to Meijer and the LPGA Classic for providing such a great opportunity to connect not only with lyrics, but with my fellow community members as well.