LPGA Symetra Tour to Host Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Pro Am March 27

Posted:03/3/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2014

 

LPGA Symetra Tour to Host
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Pro Am March 27

Event Supports Ovarian Cancer Programs, Launches Joan Kidd, MD Ovarian Cancer Awareness Cup

Washington, DC—On March 27, pros from the LPGA will tee off for the first ever Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Pro Am, as part of the IOA Golf Classic at the Alaqua Country Club in Longwood, Florida. Up to ten teams will participate in the Pro Am on behalf of the Alliance, with each team consisting of three amateur players and a professional from the LPGA. A donation of $500 will be made to the Alliance for each participating team, up to a total of $5,000.

Funds raised by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Pro Am will go to the organization’s mission of supporting women and men who are affected by ovarian cancer. The Alliance serves as a voice for this community, educates the public about this deadly disease and provides support services to women who are diagnosed.

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Pro Am will take place March 27, 2014, in Longwood, Florida, during the IOA Golf Classic, part of the Symetra Tour. The Symetra Tour is known as “the Road to the LPGA” and since 1999, it has been designated as the LPGA’s official developmental tour.

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Pro Am will also serve as the kick off event on the road leading to the Joan Kidd, MD Ovarian Cancer Awareness Cup, a year-long competition offered in conjunction with the Alliance. The Joan Kidd, MD Ovarian Cancer Awareness Cup culminates in a National Finals tournament to be held in May 2015. To qualify for the National Finals, golfers can visit www.ovariancancer.org/golf starting April 18, 2014 to register and post a score from a qualifying round of golf at their local club. The top 132 players in the singles competition, low net and the top 66 mixed couple teams (low net best ball) will qualify for the National Finals.

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)

The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.

About the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is a powerful voice for everyone touched by ovarian cancer. We connect survivors, women at risk, caregivers and health providers with the information and resources they need. We ensure that ovarian cancer is a priority for lawmakers and agencies in Washington, DC, and throughout the country. We help our community raise their voices on behalf of every life that has been affected by this disease.

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Media contacts:
Kraig Kann, LPGA Chief Communications Officer, kraig.kann@lpga.com; +1 386-274-6260
Katie Ann Robinson, LPGA Coordinator, Media Services, katieann.robinson@lpga.com; +1 303-668-1551
Amanda Davis, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, Director of Marketing and Communications, adavis@ovariancancer.org, 202-331-1332.