LPGA Foundation Announces “Drive On for The Future” Virtual Scramble
21 Oct, 2020
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Foundation announced the “Drive On for the Future” Virtual Scramble, a two-person scramble fundraiser with the goal of bringing the golf community together to empower and inspire more girls through the game of golf.
The tournament was inspired by the recent success of the Virtual Pro-Am and Virtual Scramble hosted by the LPGA Professionals and LPGA Amateurs, respectively. From Aug. 28 to Sept. 13, over 1,100 players and 191 teams raised $56,185 for the LPGA Renee Powell Grant, the LPGA Amateurs Women on Par Scholarship and the LPGA Professionals COVID-Relief Fund.
For the “Drive On for the Future” Virtual Scramble, members of the golf community are invited to create a team of two, one adult and one junior (under 18) or two adults, and play a two-person scramble at any 18-hole or 9-hole course of their choice. Registered teams will have the opportunity to win prizes and access a leaderboard with weekly updates. Entrance fees consist of a $50 donation per adult, with LPGA*USGA Girls Golf members and junior golfers included in the donation from their accompanying adult. Players will still need to pay the local golf course fees to play their round.
“In a year where it has been challenging for our LPGA family to get together in person it is nice to be able to come together virtually to support a great cause,” said LPGA Foundation President Nancy Henderson. “We are excited to utilize the dollars raised through this fundraiser to ensure that every girl has the opportunity to take advantage of the many benefits that the game of golf has to offer.”
Scramble rounds can be played any day between now and Nov. 15. The tournament will assist the LPGA Foundation in its continued journey towards “Changing the Face of the Game” by providing opportunities for girls through the Renee Powell Fund and Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship.
The Renee Powell Grant is awarded through the LPGA Foundation and the LPGA Renee Powell Fund. Established this year, the grant program honors Renee Powell’s lifelong commitment to golf and assists current and prospective LPGA*USGA Girls Golf sites create partnerships and outreach opportunities with youth organizations serving Black girls. The grants will provide access, instruction, equipment and additional expenses required to be introduced to the game of golf and stay engaged with the sport. Through this effort, the LPGA Foundation will further its commitment to creating an engaging, safe, inclusive and diverse environment to empower, inspire and transform the lives of all women and girls through the game of golf.
The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is granted annually through the LPGA Foundation and the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship Fund. Established in 2006, the objective of the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is to provide a need-based scholarship to a female high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be pursuing a full-time course of study and playing collegiate golf at an accredited college or university in the United States.
How can you help?
- Visit https://bitly.com/LPGAVirtualScramble to register, donate and learn more
- Post photos on social media and use the hashtag #LPGAVirtualScramble to be featured on LPGA and Girls Golf channels
- Join the conversation on social media by sharing your own experience and encouraging others to Drive On for the Future. Click HERE for a social toolkit
If you are not able to play, you can still support the Drive On for the Future campaign by making a gift to the LPGA Foundation.