PEORIA, ARIZ. — The Antigua Group, Inc.—celebrating its 32nd year in business as one of the nation's leading designers and marketers of genuine golf and sports apparel under its Antigua brand—has been named supplier of staff and volunteer uniforms for the inaugural RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, the company announced today.
Antigua is also supplying apparel and headwear for the Pro-Am prior to the 54-hole tournament, whose field of 132 players will compete March 18-20 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz.
Players competing in the Founders Cup will have their earnings donated directly to the charities of their choice, designated prior to the first round. The charitable pool for the top five finishers will be $200,000. The first-place finisher will donate a prize of $100,000, second place $50,000, third place $25,000, fourth place $15,000 and fifth place $10,000. In addition, $500,000 will go to The LPGA Foundation and its LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program.
"We are excited and honored by the chance to be an official supplier for the inaugural RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup," says Ron McPherson, President and CEO of Antigua. "The LPGA has put together a tremendous charitable event, and Antigua looks forward to helping their efforts."
About the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup
The RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup represents the collective responsibility shared by LPGA players and sponsors—the responsibility to honor the history of the LPGA and a commitment to the future of the women's game. LPGA players will forego tournament earnings to support the LPGA Foundation and its LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program which impacted more than 6,600 young girls in 2010. With special appearances by LPGA Founders, and LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame members, the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup will honor the past, showcase the present and provide for the future of the LPGA and women's golf.
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.
The RR Donnelley LPGA Founder Cup Pro-Am will take place on Thursday, March 17 and the first round begins on Friday, March 18 with the tournament concluding on Sunday, March 20.
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 LPGA Futures 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.