CLYMER, N.Y. (May 24, 2017) –  The LECOM Health Challenge – a Tour event held at Peek’n Peak Resort in Clymer, NY July 3-9, 2017 –  announced today that Buffalo-based New Era Cap Company and OnCore Golf have signed on as sponsors of the 2017 tournament.

New Era’s sponsorship includes naming rights for the tournament’s Pro-Am, and OnCore is the title sponsor of a new LECOM Health Challenge event, the Junior Pro-Am.

“To have both New Era, a marquis Buffalo business renowned across the globe for its excellence, and OnCore Golf, a company that brings unique and exciting technological innovations to the game, is a major step for the LECOM Health Challenge,” said Kevin Sanvidge, tournament spokesperson and CEO of the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation. “With over 20,000 spectators, international media coverage and the amazing display of talent at last year’s tournament, our sponsors see the value in partnering with us. Both New Era and OnCore represent ingenuity and passion for game of golf, so we’re extremely happy to bring them on.”

As the Pro-Am title sponsor, New Era Cap Company is the latest business to offer their sponsorship support to the LECOM Health Challenge. The sponsorship comes as New Era strives to expand its golf division, New Era Golf, that produces a line of caps designed to keep golfers cool and comfortable, and is backed by high-profile players like Dustin Johnson and Davis Love III.

A returning sponsor, Buffalo golf ball manufacturer OnCore Golf also recently committed their support to the LECOM Health Challenge as the tournament’s Junior Pro-Am title sponsor. With their unique approach and inventive philosophy, OnCore utilizes technological advancements and innovations to produce golf balls that consistently enhance performance. The company is beginning to expand as it recently announced that its golf balls will be sold at 92 Wegmans Food Markets across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.

“As we continue to establish our products as the next generation of best-in-class golf balls, we’re very excited to partner with the LECOM Health Challenge, a tournament played in by the next generation of incredible professional golfers,” said Bret Blakely, Vice President and Co-Founder of OnCore Golf. “We were so pleased with our sponsorship at the 2016 tournament, and we’re especially excited to sponsor this year’s Junior Pro-Am, an event that allows young golfers to learn invaluable lessons from some of the sport’s best.”

The LECOM Health Challenge has various sponsorship opportunities for tournament initiatives, offerings and events. Numerous businesses in the Western New York and Erie, PA regions have already committed sponsorship support, and the tournament is actively seeking additional sponsors.

For more information about the LECOM Health Challenge’s New Era Pro-Am and OnCore Golf Junior Pro-Am, or additional LECOM Health Challenge sponsorships opportunities, visit


The LECOM Health Challenge is a Tour event hosted at Peek’n Peak’s “Upper Course” on July 3 – 9, 2017. A week-long schedule of events will include a Pro-Am on July 5, followed by four official rounds of tournament competition from July 6 – 9, with a tournament purse of $600,000.  With LECOM Health (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) serving as title sponsor and the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) acting as the host organization, proceeds from the tournament will benefit the LECOM Student Scholarship Fund, as well as other local charities. For more information, visit


Headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., New Era Cap Company is a headwear company that provides licensed apparel for organizations like the NFL, MLB and NBA. Founded in 1920, the company is an international leader in headwear, and it also produces other produces other merchandise and accessories like backpacks and belts. Focused on utilizing the industry’s latest technological nuisances to provide headwear that is fashionable and comfortable, New Era Cap Company hats are worn by high-profile athletes around the world.


OnCore Golf is a brand dedicated to delivering breakthrough technology and innovation, while inspiring golfers at all skill levels and abilities. Founded by two young entrepreneurs—Bret Blakely and Steve Coulton—and fueled by a team of world-class inventors, OnCore Golf continues to disrupt the golf ball industry through development of the most innovative suite of golf ball products for players of all skill levels.  In addition to the exceptionally high performance ELIXRTM Tour ball, their offerings include the hollow-metal-core CALIBER ball that delivers greater accuracy and the five star-rated low compression AVANT with SoftCell technology to increase feel, durability and distance.  For additional information, visit