ANNIKA Foundation Welcomes Women's Golf Day as Newest Partner
Updated: Dec 19, 2019
Women’s Golf Day will return for its fourth year on June 4th 2019 in what promises to be the largest single day celebration of Women’s golf that the world has ever seen. And having entered into a brand new partnership with the ANNIKA Foundation, the charitable foundation of women’s golf legend Annika Sorenstam, this year’s WGD will reach further than ever before in helping to support young women around the world with the power of golf, for years to come.
Women’s Golf Day is a one-day four-hour global experience for women and girls. It is a celebration of women and girls learning golf skills that last a lifetime and being part of a larger global community. Over the past three years, WGD events have been held at over 900 venues in 52 countries and have delivered a golf experience to over 50,000 women and girls. Plans for WGD 2019 are well under way and the initial response from both host venues and potential participants has been unprecedented.
From what started out as a labor of love for WGD founder Elisa Gaudet in 2016, the numbers of women that have been reached through WGD is remarkable in itself, but with new partnerships and the potential for continued impact on women and girls all over the world, WGD 2019 is ready to raise the bar even further, as Elisa comments, “Annika continues to be a global icon and a champion for women around the world to get into to golf and succeed. She has been a great supporter of WGD since we started out on our mission to engage, empower and support women through golf in 2016. We are thrilled to be to be able to support Annika in her goals for the ANNIKA Foundation and encourage our locations around the globe to support women achieving and advancing through golf.”
Annika echoed the words of Elisa as she offered her support for the 2019 WGD events worldwide, “After I stepped away from competitive golf, I knew I wanted to share my passion for the game. Working with initiatives like Women’s Golf Day, which share many of the same goals I have for my ANNIKA Foundation, is inspiring. While there’s still much work to be done, Elisa has been super and we’re making great strides toward bringing our great game to even more women around the globe.”
ABOUT WOMEN’S GOLF DAY:
Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global golf initiative launched in 2016 to introduce women of all ages to the game and encourage existing female golfers to “tee it up” in a fun and highly inclusive environment. The one day, four-hour event, spanned 46 countries in 711 locations, and introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport while transcending language, culture, religion, and race to celebrate golf, women, and community. WGD created an incredible global community in two years and has the support of almost every major golfing governing body and organization. WGD’s primary hashtag #WomensGolfDay received more than 15 million global impressions to nearly 10 million users across Twitter and Instagram.