Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., September 12, 2011 -- The 9th annual EWGA Foundation Charity Tournament to benefit LPGA-USGA Girls Golf will be played at the prestigious Indian Wells Golf Resort, home to Golf Channel's Big Break Season 15, on Sunday, October 23rd, the day following the 2011 EWGA Championship Finals in Palm Desert, CA.
"We have another outstanding venue for our annual charity tournament and silent auction fundraiser for Girls Golf," says Margaret Downey, president of the EWGA Foundation. "Every year we select an outstanding golf destination such as Indian Wells and invite the community, EWGA members and guests to help support the future of women's golf. It promises to be an excellent golf experience for a very worthy cause."
Proceeds raised from this EWGA Foundation event will support LPGA-USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf). Over the past eight years, the EWGA Foundation, through EWGA chapters and association-wide fundraising efforts, has donated nearly $500,000 to LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, making the EWGA one of the largest single contributors to the Girls Golf program aside from the USGA. Many EWGA members also serve as mentors, volunteers and site directors at Girls Golf sites around the country.
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf was formed to connect girls, ages 7 to 17, to the game of golf. A developmental junior golf program and the only national initiative of its kind, Girls Golf presents an opportunity for girls to make lasting friendships, gain self-confidence, learn to compete and have fun, while fostering a lifetime of enjoyment for the game.
Girls Golf, with nearly 200 sites around the country and more than 65,000 participants since its inception in 1989, is administered through a partnership between The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Foundation and the United States Golf Association (USGA), both 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.
The EWGA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization formed and supported by the Executive Women's Golf Association. Its mission is to create and fund education and leadership programs for women of all ages. Other initiatives include the development of a golf education curriculum, the 'Women On Par®' scholarship program, and Drive for Dreams outreach program to 'give the gift of golf'. For additional details see "Foundation" at www.ewga.com.