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Preparation begins for the International Crown

SUGAR GROVE—The International Crown, expected to be one of the LPGA’s largest events, will take place in summer 2016 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, and the Sugar Grove Village Board is ready to do what it can to ensure that the event is a success.

The Village Board is working closely with Rich Harvest Farms staff to plan the logistics of the International Crown for the duration of the event, and is concerning itself with the specifics of directing traffic, planning for emergencies, providing water out to the estate, and supplying police security to the course and facility.

All the planning for traffic and security for the International Crown event will be similar to what the Village Board did for the Solheim Cup in 2009, also held at Rich Harvest Farms. Village President Sean Michels said the village is already making arrangements for the International Crown event.

“The Village Board and I are working with Rich Harvest Farms to ensure that the International Crown is a great event,” Michels said. “On our part, a lot of the logistics and planning will be similar to what we did in 2009 for the Solheim Cup. Our Chief of Police, Pat Rollins, worked on the Ryder Cup in Medinah, Ill., and his expertise will help us greatly for the International Crown.”

At the Solheim Cup, Illinois State Police handled the traffic on Route 30, and Kane County Sheriff managed the security on the course and the facility. The Sugar Grove Police Department acted as a backup for the event, and they also managed any minor accidents. All of these responsibilities will be similar for the International Crown.

In addition to helping coordinate the logistics of the event, the Village Board is also working closely with the consultant for IDOT who is managing the road improvement plans for Dugan Road and Route 30, in an effort to also improve the traffic flow the day of the event. The road improvement plans are being finalized, with work expected to begin this year.