DALLAS, April 25, 2013 –In celebration of Mary Kay’s 50th anniversary and continued legacy as a Dallas icon, the company is proud to be a sponsor of the first LPGA tournament in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area since 1991. More than 140 top rated golfers will tee off at the North Texas LPGA Shootout on April 25-28 at the Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas.
The four-day competition with a purse of $1.3 million is hosted by The Nexus Club, a charitable organization with a mission to emphasize the importance of values such as character, integrity, sportsmanship, self-discipline and community involvement to young ladies through the sport of golf. For the first time, North Texas high school and collegiate female golfers will compete in an 18-hole “shootout” to earn a tournament exemption and play alongside some of the world’s best professional golfers.
“The LPGA tournament hosted by The Nexus Club is a natural fit for us at Mary Kay where our mission is to enrich women’s lives,” said Sheryl Adkins-Green, Mary Kay Inc.’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The LPGA hasn’t held a tour event in North Texas in more than two decades and we are thrilled to not only show our support as one of the sponsors, but also to provide our award-winning Mary Kay ® products to golf enthusiasts and LPGA fans.”
Many of the LPGA’s current players were junior golf stars in Texas including 2012 Rolex Player of the Year Stacy Lewis, five-time LPGA winner Angela Stanford and 2012 Rolex First-Time Winner Brittany Lang.
“We are truly thrilled to return to the great state of Texas and to bring the LPGA tour back to a region where we have a great history and passionate fans,” said LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan. “It makes sense for the LPGA to be in North Texas. We look forward to showing golf fans in the region why it’s different on the LPGA.”
About Mary Kay
Irresistible products. Positive community impact. Rewarding opportunity. For 50 years, Mary Kay has offered it all. With 2.5 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and $3 billion in global annual wholesale sales, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand and direct seller in more than 35 markets around the world. To learn more or to locate a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant in your area, please visit marykay.com.
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 consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. 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.