PGA Foundation Champions for Diversity Tournament
In May 2012, the PGA Foundation conducted the first annual PGA Foundation Champions for Diversity Tournament, an event to provide scholarship support for ethnic minorities and young women, at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
The tournament raised funds for the PGA Foundation Diversity Scholarship Program, which will aid deserving ethnic minorities and young women in attaining a college degree in PGA Golf Management at one of the 19 PGA Golf Management Universities.
"The PGA Foundation is excited about the potential that this tournament holds supporting young men and women who aspire to earn an education at a PGA Golf Management University, and perhaps serve as the next generation of leaders within the golf industry," said PGA of America Chief Executive Officer Joe Steranka. "The PGA Foundation takes pride in the growth of PGA Golf Management Universities, particularly for the quality young people achieving their degrees."
Tournament participants competed in a two-day match play event structured after the Ryder Cup, with a celebrity assigned to each Team. In addition, this event is designed to show case some to the premier minority and women-owned businesses that are vital to the success of the golf industry and The PGA's mission to become more inclusive.
The PGA of America desires to improve the culture of inclusion and provide ethnic minorities and women with opportunities to achieve success in the game and business of golf. The PGA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The PGA of America, has as its mission the desire to improve the lives of individuals through golf.
See our photo gallery from the 2012 PGA Foundation Champions for Diversity Tournament.