LPGA Tour Professional Karrie Webb Announces Initiative to Giveback to Golf Fans
FANtastic Freebies Program to give away up to 800 tickets to various LPGA Tour events
BOSTON (May 6, 2009) - LPGA Tour Professional Karrie Webb today announced a charitable initiative she is launching entitled "Karrie's FANtastic Freebies" which will provide free admission to seven separate LPGA Tour events and the U.S. Women's Open to fans in each tournament's surrounding community. Through the program, Webb will donate 50 tickets to select LPGA Tour events beginning at the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kings mill, May 7 - 10 in Williamsburg, Va.
The program is designed to bring existing LPGA Tour fans to tournaments during what is a trying economic time while, at the same time, exposing others to the LPGA Tour for the first time. Each person who receives tickets to the event will be given two (2) single-day admission passes, allowing them to bring a guest with them.
Webb has worked with each of the eight tournaments to match the 50 tickets, meaning that in total as many as 800 fans will be able to attend these LPGA events at no cost.
"I want the fans of the LPGA to know that I understand, in these economic times, it is hard to find the extra money to attend sporting events," said Webb. "In my own little way, I want to say thank you to all the fans for their support and to give a few of them a day at their favorite LPGA event at no cost."
After the Michelob ULTRA Open, the program will be activated at the Sybase Classic Presented by ShopRite in Clifton, N.J., the LPGA State Farm Classic in Springfield, Ill., the McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola in Havre de Grace, Md., the Wegmans LPGA in Pittsford, N.Y., the U.S. Women's Open in Bethlehem, Pa., the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola in Sugar North Plains, OR, and the CN Canadian Women's Open in Calgary, Alb., Canada.
Webb will work directly with the management of each tournament to determine the ticket recipients.
"Karrie is a former champion of our event and obviously a great ambassador for the game," said Michelob ULTRA Open tournament director Wayne Nooe. "Our fans have always given this tournament such great support, so we couldn't be happier about the fact that Karrie's program will give more of them the chance to experience professional golf at its best."