BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- For the first time, The PGA of America is partnering with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Amtrak to offer roundtrip train tickets to Benton Harbor for fans to enjoy the 79th KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship on Saturday, May 26. Chicago area golf fans are encouraged to take advantage of a day of family fun at the 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship – the most prestigious major championship in senior golf.
“With a round-trip Amtrak ticket, we will make the Championship more accessible to the Chicagoland community,” said Championship Director Ryan Ogle. “This new partnership is a great opportunity for families and golf fans to take a trip over the holiday weekend and enjoy watching some great golf. We would like to thank MDOT and Amtrak for their support. We look forward to working with them on this new initiative.”
Ticket purchasers can experience Championship golf, and also the YMCA Kids Zone that features: inflatable hitting bays, bounce houses, YMCA professional staff, and much more. There will also be KitchenAid Cooking Demonstrations with some of world’s best culinary creators demonstrating great recipes in the KitchenAid Fairway Club. Additionally, purchasers can enter-to-win in the KitchenAid Shopping Spree (see rules at SrPGA.com/scanwin).
Round-trip adult Amtrak tickets start at $33 from either Union Station in downtown Chicago or the Amtrak station in Hammond-Whiting, Ind. Each adult can bring a child ages 2-12 for half the adult fare and all those 17 years of age and younger will receive free admission to the Championship.
The train will depart from Chicago at 7:05 a.m. CT (transit connections and paid parking) and Hammond-Whiting at 7:30 a.m. CT (free parking), to arrive at Harbor Shores at 10:23 a.m. ET. The departure time from Harbor Shores is 7:16 p.m. ET, arriving at Hammond-Whiting at 8:08 p.m. CT and Chicago at 8:41 p.m. CT. A limited number of Amtrak tickets are available for travel on May 26 only. Book early for the best fares.
To purchase Amtrak tickets visit Amtrak.com/MichiganSeniorPGA.