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Virtual Women's Golf Day unites the industry for a day of entertainment, celebration and fundraising

With live event having been postponed until Sept. 1, a digital celebration has been set for June 2

(WEST PALM BEACH, FLA, 03 May 2020) On June 2nd, Women’s Golf Day will bring together some of the leading names in golf in a virtual celebration of the game, whilst raising essential funds for the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the live event- date for Women’s Golf Day was postponed to September 1st the team remains committed to Empower, Engage and Support the industry and golfers around the globe by hosting a WGD Digital Celebration on June 2nd.

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On June 2nd, the womensgolfday.com website will engage golfers with exclusive videos by some of the most recognisable women and men from the world of golf, interviews, tips and insights across the 24hr period. Throughout the day there will also be an online auction that will feature ‘money can’t buy’ experiences donated by the biggest names in the game, including ClubCorp, Troon and more.

All proceeds from the online auction will be donated to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF teams are responding to COVID-19 on multiple fronts caring for patients, offering health education and mental health support, and providing training for vital infection control measures in health facilities around the world. Items are being collected for the WGD / MSF auction through May 12th. Celebrities and companies are encouraged to contact Elisa Gaudet for further information.

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Elisa Gaudet, Founder of Women’s Golf Day is determined that this ‘Virtual’ Women’s Golf Day will shine a light on the game, and bring some much-needed hope for the future “We are united, resolute and want to look back and take pride in how we responded to this challenge. Every person in each of the more than 50 countries which host an event on WGD faces their own unique set of circumstances, but all share a love of golf. We want to share the joy it brings by celebrating our amazing partners, bringing you videos and interviews with leading names all whilst raising money for MSF.”

While the Virtual Women’s Golf Day will have its home at womensgolfday.com, there will be many other ways for golfers around the world to get involved in the celebration. Last year on social media over 25 million people were viewing WGD content hence this year the WGD team are encouraging people to share their love of the game by flooding channels with images of golfers wearing WGD red and white using #WGDUnites and @womensgolfday. There is also the chance to join the likes of Annika, Sky Sports’ Sarah Stirk, Lisa Longball as well as The Golf Channel’s Lauren Thompson, Paige Mackenzie, Anna Whitely and Cara Banks by sharing your #WGDUnites Challenge video clips. Simply catch the ball, say your name and where you are from and why you love the game of golf and pass it on using the hashtag! WGD will also be supporting The R&A by sharing content from their #GolfAtHome campaign.

Antony Scanlon, Executive Director if the International Golf Federation is a long time supporter of Women’s Golf Day he comments, “The IGF is proud of its association with the Women’s Golf Day since its inception and seeing the tremendous growth of this event worldwide. With all of us living in these times of extreme uncertainty we support and commend the WGD Digital Celebration golf industry initiative to raise funds for the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Women’s Golf Day Supporters:
Ahead, All Square, Annika Foundation, ASIAN GOLF, Billy Casper, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The California Alliance for Golf, Chronogolf, ClubCorp, EGCOA, European Tour, European Tour Properties, PGA of America, The First Tee, Gallus Golf, The R&A, Golf Channel, Golf Now, International Golf Federation, LET, LPGA, LPGA Amateur, Modest Golf Management, NGCOA, NGCOA Canada, PGA of America, PGA TOUR Superstore, Sky Sports, TopGolf, TPC Properties, Troon, Troon International, SwingDish, WE ARE GOLF, Women & Golf, The World Golf Foundation and more.

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ABOUT WOMEN’S GOLF DAY:
Now in nearly 60 countries, Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global movement that engages, empowers and supports women through golf. Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global movement that strives to Engage, Empower, and Support women and girls. The one-day, four-hour event, has now taken place at more than 900 locations in nearly 60 countries since its inception in 2016, and has introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport.
WGD is the fastest-growing female golf development initiative. WGD’s primary hashtag, #WomensGolfDay, received more than 47 million global impressions to nearly 25 million people viewing WGD content. Women’s Golf Day is unique, there is nothing like it in sports, a one-day sporting and community celebration event that unites women through golf across the globe for 24 hours straight transcending race, religion, language and geography.
To learn more about Women’s Golf Day and its upcoming Virtual event on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 visit www.womensgolfday.com @womensgolfday, #WomensGolfDay #WGDUNITES

About Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization delivering care to those most in need. Its team of over 43,000 doctors, nurses, logisticians, epidemiologists, mental health professionals, administrators, and others assist people caught in crises around the world.

In more than 70 countries, MSF saves lives threatened by violence, disease, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, and catastrophic events.

MSF’s decision to launch projects in any crisis is based solely on its expert assessment of people’s medical needs, regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation.

MSF’s independent, neutral and impartial funding allows the organization access to patients in conflicts where others cannot go. It serves no agenda other than delivering quality medical care.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Nicole Wheatley - UK – Medi8 nicole@medi8ltd.co.uk +44 (0) 1782 664 856

Elisa Gaudet, WGD Founder elisa@execgolfintl.com +1 (305) 610-9558

Sponsorship inquires: marketing@womensgolfday.com