Wichita Open Announces New Title Sponsor and Tournament Name


WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) – Tournament officials have announced that Blue Cross and Kansas Blue Shield are now the presenting sponsor of the Wichita Open.

renamed the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Wichita Open to benefit KU Wichita Pediatricsthe 34th edition of the Korn Ferry Tour event will take place from June 15 to 18, 2023, with tournament-related activities and events starting June 8.

“It’s not very often you get a job and your first announcement to the public is so positive,” said tournament director Dusty Buell. “Just showing this community that we have a title sponsor for the Wichita Open at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, elevates this golf tournament. And this community just another step up and the support that we have for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas from KU Wichita Pediatrics. That’s why we’re here and do what we do and that’s why we can be here and do what we do.

As part of the title sponsorship announcement, Buell confirmed that tournament officials have reached an agreement with the PGA TOUR to run the event through 2027.

The tournament will bear his name on June 8, 2023.

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