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ANNIKA Foundation to Host Virtual "Share My Passion" Clinic at PGA TOUR’s Barracuda Championship


Girls Invited to Write Letters Telling Annika Why They Love Golf for Chance to Attend Event on Zoom

(ORLANDO, Fla.) The ANNIKA Foundation – golf Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam’s charitable organization – will host a virtual “Share My Passion” clinic from the PGA TOUR’s Barracuda Championship on Thursday, July 30.

Girls between the ages of nine and 15 are invited to write an open letter to Annika telling her why they love golf, and why other girls should learn how to play. Annika and her team will invite authors of the most-compelling notes to attend the clinic on Zoom. The 10-time major champion and winner of 72 LPGA events will discuss topics ranging from nutrition to fitness to course management.

The deadline for letters to be submitted is Monday, July 20; an entry form with further details can be found here.

“I’m excited to resume our 2020 ‘Share My Passion’ series,” says Annika. “Although I’d much prefer to be there with all the winners in person, we’re making the best of the current situation to ensure we’re still reaching girls with our message about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.”

Toro, Mastercard and the Dan and Sallie Dutton Family Foundation are major supporters of the “Share My Passion” series, which held its first 2020 clinic at the PGA TOUR’s Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.

The ANNIKA Foundation is devoted to growing the game of golf around the world. It annually hosts six girls-only invitational tournaments on five continents: the ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex, the ANNIKA Invitational Europe and ANNIKA Cup (Sweden), ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills (China), the Women’s Amateur Latin America (with The R&A, in Argentina) and the ANNIKA Invitational Australasia (New Zealand). At the college level, each year it hosts the ANNIKA Intercollegiate presented by 3M and bestows the ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel to the most outstanding female Division I golfer.

Since the inaugural Foundation tournament – the 2009 ANNIKA Invitational USA – 60 ANNIKA event alumnae have earned LPGA cards. Twenty-eight alumnae competed in the 2019 ANA Inspiration.

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