LPGA Tour and World Golf Hall of Famer Hollis Stacy named Honorary Chair of 2013 Solheim Cup

PARKER, Colo., June 13, 2012 - Three-time U.S. Women's Open champion and newly inducted LPGA Tour and World Golf Hall of Fame member Hollis Stacy has been appointed Honorary Chair of the 2013 Solheim Cup.

The 18-time LPGA champion, who was inducted into the Halls of Fame on May 7, will serve as the head of the event's more than 1,500 volunteers and will help promote the Solheim Cup, both locally and nationally. Stacy, a four-time major winner, has been a Colorado resident for nearly two decades.

"It's a great honor to be involved with the Solheim Cup, because it's a fantastic sporting event," said Stacy, who began her professional career in 1974. "It's great to be a sort of hostess, because I feel I can help generate some interest with the golfing community in and around Denver, where I've lived for more than 15 years. It's really grown into a preeminent event, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it."

Stacy will assist U.S. Captain Meg Mallon in promoting the 2013 Cup, which is set for Aug. 16-18 at Colorado Golf Club, and will make several appearances in Colorado on behalf of the event.

"Hollis has always been an enthusiastic supporter of the LPGA and has been a big part of its history, so it's great to have her and her great golf expertise in the Denver area," Mallon said. "It's a big year for Hollis - getting into the Hall of Fame and now being named as an ambassador for the Solheim Cup. I'm happy for her, because she's someone who hasn't sought recognition, but who has deserved it for what she and her family have given to golf for so many decades."

Stacy earned more than $2.5 million during her illustrious career, which included victories spanning from 1977-91. She made 24 consecutive cuts in majors from 1978-85 and is just one of seven women who have won back-to-back U.S. Women's Open titles (1977-78).

Stacy was recognized at the LPGA's 50th Anniversary celebration in 2000 as one of the association's top 50 players and teachers of all time. She is the only player to win three consecutive U.S. Girls' Junior Championships (1969-71) and was a member of the 1972 U.S. Curtis Cup Team.

Volunteer registration officially begins online on June 15, so anyone wishing to be an integral part of the Solheim Cup can log on to www.SolheimCup.com to register. A variety of duties and roles - from scoring, media, hospitality and transportation, just to name a few - are available for the week-long extravaganza.

No tournament can be a success without volunteers, who have a unique opportunity to be part of an event that has become a worldwide phenomenon. All volunteer registration will be handled online, so those who are interested should log on now.

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