All-New BITE by the Lake Upgraded Culinary Experience Headlines Ticket Offerings that Include an Upgraded VIP Option
Kathy Whitworth Ticket Program Continues, Paying Tribute to Golf’s Winningest Player and Longtime Tournament Ambassador
All Military and First Responders to Receive Complimentary Admission to the 2023 Event
Tickets On-Sale Exclusively at www.AscendantLPGA.com
THE COLONY, Texas, June 19, 2023 – Tournament officials announced today tickets are now on sale at www.AscendantLPGA.com for the 2023 Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America, Texas’ signature LPGA Tour event taking place Oct. 2-8 at Golf Clubs at The Tribute and playing at Old American Golf Club. The all-new BITE by the Lake upgraded hospitality culinary experience headlines the ticket packages available for the annual LPGA Tour event.
The field will feature 132 of the world’s top professional golfers competing for a share of a $1.8 million purse, a $100,000 increase from the 2022 championship.
“For the past decade, the Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America has introduced VOA’s mission to an international audience, helping to support and expand our critical work serving women and many others in need,” said Mike King, Volunteers of America National President, and CEO. “Kathy Whitworth was a dear friend and tremendous supporter for not only our great championship, but also of Volunteers of America and women’s golf in general. We look forward to honoring her memory in a variety of ways leading up to tournament week.”
Early ticket packages for the 2023 Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America include daily and weekly general admission tickets. New for 2023, BITE by the Lake will be an upgraded culinary experience featuring complimentary food and drink samplings. Stationed near the 17th green, BITE by the Lake will showcase a variety of local chefs, restaurants, and brands for patrons to sample. Daily tickets to BITE by the Lake start at $50 per day. Tickets are available for purchase exclusively at www.AscendantLPGA.com/tickets/. All tickets will be digital and will be emailed after purchase. Tickets can be viewed on either a mobile device or printed out where they will be scanned at the main gate.
2023 Ascendant LPGA Ticket Options: Early ticket offerings include two options for fans interested in attending the tournament:
- BITE by the Lake
- New for 2023, BITE by the Lake is an upgraded culinary experience featuring complimentary food and beverages from local chefs and restaurants.
- Daily BITE by the Lake: $50. Valid for one day, Friday-Sunday
- BITE VIP Upgraded Hospitality includes access to a hospitality area with greenside views of Old American Golf Club’s signature 17th hole along with complimentary signature cocktails.
- Daily BITE VIP: $150. Valid for one day, Friday-Sunday.
- General Admissions
- Daily Grounds:
- $20. Valid any one day, Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 5-8.
- Weekly Grounds:
- $45. Valid each day Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 5-8.
All military (active, reserve, retired and veterans) and first responders will receive complimentary admission to the 2023 Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America by showing proper identification at Admissions in exchange for a daily grounds pass. Children 17-and-under will be admitted free with a ticketed adult.
The 2023 Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America will pay tribute to its longtime tournament ambassador and golf’s winningest player, Kathy Whitworth, who passed away suddenly in 2022, with a variety of programs and initiatives. Whitworth, a Dallas resident, was instrumental in growing the game of golf for the younger generation with a mission providing increased access to the game in communities that ordinarily would not be introduced to the sport.
The “Kathy Whitworth Ticket Program” will return to the #AscendantLPGA in 2023. The program encourages local clubs, businesses, golf teams, organizations, and individuals to continue serving Whitworth’s mission to spread access and awareness about the game of golf. Accepted applicants will receive complimentary tickets to the tournament and #AscendantLPGA promotional materials to help spread tournament awareness.
Volunteer Registration Now Open: Volunteer registration is now open for the 2023 Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America. For 2023, Children’s Health℠, one of the largest and most prestigious pediatric health care providers in the country and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, is the official supporter of the volunteer program. The Children’s Health system includes its flagship hospital, Children’s Medical Center Dallas, as well as Children’s Medical Center Plano, the Children’s Health Care Network, specialty centers, rehabilitation facilities and physician service.
Each year, hundreds of volunteers donate their time to serve critical needs at the tournament, including marshaling, scoring, transportation, hospitality services and many other important roles. In 2023, the tournament is seeking more than 500 volunteers to fill a variety of roles during tournament week. The $60 volunteer package includes two official tournament golf shirts; a hat or visor; four weekly grounds passes; a volunteer credential allowing grounds access and complimentary parking all week; and meals provided on schedules days of volunteering. Volunteers who work three or more shifts will receive a voucher to play Golf Clubs at The Tribute. For more information on volunteering at the 2023 Volunteers of America Classic, visit www.AscendantLPGA.com/volunteer.
Texas’ signature annual LPGA Tour event, the Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America will feature a field of 132 players competing for a share of the newly expanded $1.8 million purse, contested at Old American Golf Club. England’s Charley Hull captured the 2022 title by one stroke at 18-under par. The tournament, entering its 11th year, was won by a trio of Texas residents from 2019-2021: Cheyenne Knight (2019), Angela Stanford (2020) and Jin Young Ko (2021).
The tournament will introduce both longtime and new programs geared towards golf fans of all ages with a community focus in the coming weeks, as well as tournament field announcements later in the summer.
For more information on The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America, please visit and follow the tournament’s social handles @AscendantLPGA on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.