Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta Aims to Make Golf a Girls’ — and Women’s — Game Through 10th Annual Women’s Golf Classic

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Women’s Scramble Takes Female Leaders to the Tee-Box with Golf Tournament, Golf School and Caddie Auction

"The Women's Golf Classic offers women the opportunity to network with Atlanta’s leaders, while supporting vital programs like Girls Inc. University,” said Heather Rocker, CEO of Girls Inc. Atlanta

With an estimated 90 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs hitting the links, more women are playing golf to develop their networks away from the office. But for women who don’t know the difference between a birdie and a bogey, or those lacking confidence in their golf game, a local non-profit has a solution — just in time for a spring tee-time.

Girls Incorporated® of Greater Atlanta (Girls Inc.) is hosting its 10th Annual Women’s Golf Classic on May 14. The tournament kicks off with a shotgun start at Heritage Golf Links in Tucker, Ga., at 9:30 a.m. Girls Inc. is also hosting a four-hour Golf School session, taught by LPGA professionals, for beginners and intermediate players beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Players and guests are also invited to the Caddie Auction and Reception, held on May 10 at East Andrews Entertainment Complex at 6 p.m., where they can bid on golf pros and members of the Atlanta business community as their tournament caddies. Attendees can also bid on items including Caribbean vacations, spa packages and a variety of golf and sports products.

Heather S. Rocker, CEO of Girls Inc., says playing golf can prove to be an important skill for women as they build business and community relationships.

The Women’s Golf Classic offers women the opportunity to network with Atlanta’s leaders, all while making an impact on our community by supporting vital programs like Girls Inc. University,” said Rocker. “As we prepare for Girls Inc. Week in May, the Women’s Golf Classic brings together successful female leaders to set an example for girls on how to be strong, smart and bold — on and off the links.”

Monica V. Moore, Vice President Global Information Solutions Center for First Data Corporation, plans to participate in this year’s tournament with members of her team.

“The Girls Inc. golf tournament is a great cause and a wonderful opportunity to network with women in the area, developing new relationships and strengthening existing ones,” said Moore. “Additionally, it is a fun event and the perfect way to celebrate with your team.”

Gail Glass, Women’s Golf Classic Committee Chair, has played in the tournament every year since its inception in 2002.

"There are so many golf events for men, and I wanted to create one just for women,” said Glass. “The Women’s Golf Classic was started so women who play golf, along with those wanting to learn, can have fun and network while raising money to support girls in the community. Ten years later, it continues to be a wonderful way for women to work together to make a difference in our community.”

Players can register for the tournament online at http://www.girlsincatl.org. Single player registration for the tournament or Golf School is $200. Foursomes can register for the Golf School or tournament for $500 per foursome. Tickets to the Caddie Auction and Reception are $25, which is included in registration for players, For more information visit http://www.girlsincatl.org.

About Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta is a gender-specific, youth serving organization that provides research-based programs helping girls overcome the effects of gender inequity and become self-sufficient, responsible, and economically-empowered women. Since its inception in 1976, Girls Inc. has served approximately 100,000 girls in metro Atlanta. Our partnerships with more than 50 schools implementing informal educational programs designed to encourage girls to make strong, smart and bold decisions and to take informed risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges has resulted in a decrease in teen pregnancy among the population of girls served. Girls Incorporated of Greater Atlanta has positioned itself as a leading organization that addresses the needs of girls between the ages of 6 and 18, from low and moderate income families, who seek safe and creative programs to improve their life outcomes. Girls Inc.’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated) and bold (independent).

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