ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Walmart announces a week-long series of virtual events and celebrations from June 15-21 for the community to enjoy.
The celebration features activities for all ages including a local broadcast of the 2014 tournament, charitable initiatives for #PlayYellow and the Mercy Health Foundation, and a virtual women’s summit.
The 14th annual LPGA tournament, originally scheduled for the week of June 15 has been postponed to August 24-30.
As a kickoff to the community celebration, the final round of the 2014 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship will be broadcast on KNWA Sunday, June 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The broadcast will also feature interviews with Stacy Lewis and Razorback women’s golf coach, Shauna Taylor.
Fans are encouraged to share their #NWAChampionship Watch Party experiences using the hashtag #NWAChampRewind on social media.
In partnership with Walmart, June 15-21 will also serve as a celebration for the #PlayYellow initiative in NW Arkansas.
The #PlayYellow initiative raises money for pediatric care programs nationwide. Locally, the campaign benefits Arkansas Children’s Hospital Northwest.
Donation opportunities will be available for community members across the #NWAChampionship social platforms and website.
The Walmart Women’s Empowerment Summit presented by Kimberly-Clark returns as a virtual event on Thursday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
This event is hosted in partnership with the region’s Network of Executive Women (NEW) chapter, and the event will also support the NWA Food Bank and its COVID-19 Response Fund.
People of all ages are also invited to participate in Miles for Mercy, a virtual community challenge supporting the Mercy Health Foundation and local healthcare heroes.
Participants are encouraged to track miles walked or run throughout June 15-20, with each mile submitted equaling a $1 donation to the Mercy Health Foundation, up to $15,000, courtesy of Procter & Gamble.
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