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SBD/August 23, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies
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Published August 23, 2012
SAFEWAY ON THE FAIRWAY? In Portland, Mike Tokito noted the '12 Safeway Classic finished "without a sponsor secured for the next year." The grocery store chain has been the "title sponsor or co-sponsor for 17 years." Tournament Golf Foundation officials said that they "feel good about the case they can make to lure Safeway back." TGF President Tom Maletis said, "I think we're one of the top organizations running a tournament, obviously the field speaks for itself, the course speaks for itself, and the schedule is great. I feel optimistic because we're offering them everything a sponsor wants. If it's something other than that, then that's something I can't control." Safeway Northwest Division President Steve Frisby said, "We're proud to be a part of it. We've been a part of it for 17 years. We'll see where we go." Maletis said that TGF's "goal is to secure a multiple-year deal with Safeway" (Portland OREGONIAN, 8/20).