"We thank the EWGA Foundation and the members of the EWGA for their tremendous support of Girls Golf," Corcoran said. "While many of the EWGA members did not have the opportunity to learn the game as children, they understand and embrace the importance of introducing girls to the game of golf in a fun and supportive environment while learning the values inherent in the game itself - patience, perseverance, confidence, character and community."
Over the past seven years, the EWGA Foundation, through EWGA Chapters and association-wide fundraising efforts, has raised more than $400,000 in support of LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, making the EWGA one of the largest single contributors to the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program, aside from the USGA. Many EWGA members also serve as mentors, volunteers and site directors at many Girls Golf sites around the country.
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf was formed to connect girls, ages 7 t o17, with 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 that 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.