Virtual scramble fundraiser to support the Foundation in its ongoing efforts to “Changing the Face of Golf”
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, September 10, 2021 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Foundation today announced the LPGA virtual scramble, a scramble fundraiser aimed at bringing the golf community together to empower and inspire more girls and women through the game of golf.
In 2020, the first LPGA Virtual Scramble took place at a time when travel and tournament golf meetings were challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $ 56,000 was raised from 1,200 players who participated in the LPGA amateurs Virtual Scramble, LPGA professionals Virtual Pro-Am and Girls Golf “Drive On for the Future” wranglingwithout ever leaving their hometowns.
The LPGA Virtual Scramble 2021 will take place from September 10th to 26th. There are three different categories to choose from:
· Virtual Scramble presented by LPGA amateurs
Ö 4-person scramble on every par 72 course.
Ö Must be an LPGA Amateurs Member – If you are not a member, sign up by email for free access to the virtual community Membership@lpgaamateurs.com and you are eligible to play!
Ö $ 50 donation per player
· Virtual Pro-Am presented by LPGA Professionals
Ö 4-person scramble on every par 72 course.
Ö Grab your favorite LPGA pro to play with! The teams consist of 1 LPGA professional and 3 amateurs.
Ö $ 50 donation per amateur – Entry for professionals is free with a paid team
· Drive On for the Future Virtual Scramble
Ö 2-person scramble on any 9- or 18-hole course
Ö One adult and one junior (under 18 years of age)
Ö $ 50 per adult – Junior golfers are included with a $ 50 donation for their accompanying adult
Multiple prizes are awarded based on gross and net results, as well as other fun competitions. Participants will also receive offers / discounts from LPGA partners throughout the tournament.
More importantly, donations support the LPGA as it continues to transform golf by providing opportunities for girls and women. All proceeds go to various initiatives of the LPGA Foundation, including the Renee Powell Fund, the Phyllis G. Meekins Fellowship and the Scholarship for women on an equal footing.
The Renee Powell Grant is awarded by the LPGA Foundation and the LPGA Renee Powell Fund. The aim of the Renee Powell Grant is to provide on-demand grants for LPGA * USGA Girls Golf programs that involve black communities as part of their initiatives. The scholarships provide access, tuition, equipment, and additional expenses required to become introduced to the game of golf and keep in touch with the sport. Through these efforts, the LPGA Foundation will advance its commitment to creating an engaging, safe, inclusive and diverse environment to empower, inspire and transform the lives of all women and girls through the game of golf.
The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is awarded annually by the LPGA Foundation and the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship Fund. Launched in 2006, the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is aimed at attracting a high school graduate from an recognized minority group to full-time study and college golf at an accredited college or university in the United States.
The LPGA Amateurs Women on Par Scholarship was established in 2007 by the EWGA Foundation (now the LPGA Amateur Golf Association) to provide financial support to “non-traditional” female students. These scholarships are for women aged 30 and over who are entering college or university for the first time, or returning to school after an absence to complete their technical / professional, associate or bachelor’s degree. The scholarships are designed to help these women to be “on an equal footing” or on an equal footing with their peers, friends and other women who have had the chance to graduate from college. Since its inception, the scholarship program has helped more than 25 women achieve their dream of graduation.
How can you help
· visit https://bit.ly/LPGAVirtualScramble21 to register, donate and learn more
· Post photos on social media and use the hashtag #LPGAVirtualScramble to appear on LPGA channels
· Join the conversation on social media by sharing your own experiences and encouraging others to drive for the future. Click here for a social toolkit
· Play in style with your own #HoodieForGolf as we change the face of golf. Click here to get the famous tie-dye cotton candy hoodie
If you can’t play, you can still support the Drive On for the Future campaign by to make a present to the LPGA Foundation.