Palm Desert, Calif., December 14, 2010 - On November 22, 2010, the Western Section of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals hosted the inaugural LPGA Foundation 100-Hole Marathon at Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert, California. Thirty-six participants played the 100 holes and raised $71,700 for the LPGA Foundation, earmarked for the DeDe Owens Education fund, which supports LPGA T&CP Education, Research and Junior Golf programs. Over 500 individuals and companies participated in sponsoring the marathon.
The mission of the LPGA Foundation is to empower and support girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives. The vision of the LPGA Foundation is to be a leader in improving the lives of girls and women through the game of golf. The funds raised in the marathon will be applied to research, scholarships and enhancement of the education programs of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional membership.
Malia Folquet, Director of Golf at Palm Valley Country Club, Palm Desert, Calif., was the Player Captain and finished first in personal and team fundraising. Folquet raised $9,127 and led her team to the winning team total raised of $42,535.
Players who surpassed their personal goal of raising $2,500 include: Deb Vangellow ($6,490), Debbi Koyama ($3,595), Jennifer Alexander ($3,500), Eva Sallgren ($3,260), Bev Tietjen ($3,215), Marvol Barnard ($3,106), Jennifer Duval ($3,015), Elaine Henderson ($3,000), Wendy Varley ($3,000), and An Marie Ekfeldt ($2,980). All marathon players are listed below.
The LPGA Foundation 100-Hole Marathon is a service provided by ProFund West, an economic development company for 501c3 organizations, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ProFund West will be assisting the LPGA Foundation in fundraising efforts throughout the United States in 2011.
LPGA Foundation 100-Hole Marathon, Palm Valley CC, Palm Desert, Calif.
|PLAYERS||TOTAL PLEDGED DOLLARS|
|An Marie Ekfeldt||$2,980|
|Jamie Leno Zimron||$1,922|