PEORIA, ARIZ. – The Antigua Group, Inc.- one of the nations leading designers and marketers of genuine golf and sports apparel under the distinguished Antigua brand-has been named the official apparel of the 2nd Annual RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, the company announced today.
Antigua apparel and headwear will be used in all aspects of the 72-hole tournament, whose field of players will compete March 12-18 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz.
Players in the Founders Cup will be competing for a $1.5 million dollar purse as well as a promise of $500,000 to be donated to the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program.
“We are excited and honored by the chance to be an official supplier for the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup,” says Ron McPherson, President and CEO of Antigua. “The inaugural event was great, the new 72-hole event for 2012 will be fantastic!”
About the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup
RR Donnelley, the LPGA and its players truly confirmed ‘Why It’s Different Out Here’ in 2011, making golf history by not only remembering the women that made the LPGA a reality, but also by “paying-it-forward” and playing entirely for charity and the expansion of the Girls Golf program,” LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan said. “Next season, with RR Donnelley’s vision, we will prove that the Founders Cup sequel is even better than the original.”
Tickets can be purchased online at www.LPGAFounders.com or by calling1-888-LPGATIX (574-2849). Children 17 and under will receive free tournament admission with a ticketed adult. Active military members and their immediate families can receive free tournament admission when showing a valid active military ID at the main admission gate
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 1,700 members representing 29 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 serves as the official developmental tour of the LPGA, consistently producing a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.com, www.facebook.com/lpga.official, www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.
Headquartered in Peoria, Ariz., The Antigua Group, through its license sports division, holds license agreements with Major and Minor League Baseball (MLB), the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Football League (NFL) along with numerous American universities and colleges for men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, headwear and outerwear. Antigua additionally designs, produces and supplies product for corporate America and specialty retail managed under its corporate division. Its golf division also holds license agreements with the PGA TOUR, LPGA and the PGA of America.