DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA, January 18, 2010 - The LPGA today launched the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup tournament website as the anticipation builds for the inaugural event to be held March 18-20 at Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. Fans now can visit www.LPGAFounders.com to catch the most up-to-date information regarding the tournament, including player entries, tickets, volunteers and sponsorship opportunities.
In celebration of the LPGA's past, present and future, the net proceeds from the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup will benefit The LPGA Foundation and its LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program. LPGA Tour players will forego tournament earnings in support of Girls Golf which reaches more than 5,000 junior golfers annually.
"The RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup represents more than the game of golf," said Thomas J. Quinlan III, RR Donnelley's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The event will help secure the future by raising funds to teach young women and girls the life skills inherent in the game itself - patience, perseverance, honesty and respect - providing them with the building blocks to become future role models both on and off the golf course. At the same time, the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup salutes the past contributions of the 13 Founders of the LPGA and showcases the very best in women's golf of today."
The LPGA will showcase stars of the past, present and future in the Phoenix market at a special media day February 8th at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. LPGA Founder Marilynn Smith, six-time LPGA Tour winner Grace Park and LPGA Tour rookie Sara Brown will be on hand to speak with the media. More information on the Media Day activities will be forthcoming.
The 54-hole event will feature a field of 132 players and special appearances by LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame members.