'Commerce Bank is honored to be affiliated with the Champions Tour, the Long Island Classic and Nassau County, as title sponsor of this important community event,' said Vernon Hill, Chairman and President of Commerce Bank. 'Commerce Bank's support of the Long Island Classic reaffirms our commitment to Long Island and reinforces our mission to actively support the communities we serve.'
The 2004 tournament will be the 17th in event history. Last year, Jim Thorpe won the event on the Red Course in Eisenhower Park.
'We welcome Commerce Bank to the family of Champions Tour sponsors,' said Rick George, President of the Champions Tour. 'Commerce Bank has a strong outreach on Long Island and brings a new level of energy and commitment that will surely promote the tournament's growth.'