Welcome to the PGA TOUR Wives Association website. Here you can find out about the fundraising and volunteer service projects and opportunities our membership is involved in on a local and national basis. We partner with many different organizations and supporters to raise money to support our mission: helping children and their families through charitable events. It's a mission that we've been involved in for over 20 years, and with the help of local volunteers, tournaments and supporters, we hope to continue doing so.
Take a moment, won't you, to see how we work in the cities and hometowns that host PGA TOUR events and see how each tournament gives back to its local community. And see how we try to give back a little more, to make things a little better, in the communities we touch.
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Beyond the Fairways and Greens A look inside the lives of PGA TOUR families
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In honor of the Association's 25th Anniversary, the PGA TOUR wives give you an inside look into their personal lives, and they did it all for charity. Net proceeds from the sale of this book will go back to PTWA charities.
On Tuesday evening in Pebble Beach, the PGA TOUR Wives Association partnered with TOMS Shoes and the tournament to host a Style Your Sole event. PGA TOUR professionals and celebrities alike spent the evening decorating a pair of TOMS Shoes that were later put up on the auction block to raise money for the PGA TOUR Wives Association’s designated children’s charities and the First Tee of Monterey.
Check out shoes from celebrites like Darius Rucker and Matt Cain, along with PGA TOUR professionals Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk and many more by clicking here to read more.
Blessings in a Backpack Waste Management Phoenix Open
During the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the PGA TOUR Wives Association returned to Nevitt Elementary School for the third year of our Blessings initiative there. Members rolled up their sleeves and unpacked/unboxed the food and set up the stations, ready for the packing process. The children came through the lines, their backpacks opened and carried in front and the food placed inside. During this time, we chatted with the children as they walked through the line with smiling faces, shy glances and thankful hearts.
When the food was distributed, we broke into groups and met with the children in their classes. A secondary activity we had planned with the children was to write letters to deployed Navy SEALS. The teachers told us it was a great project as the children researched what the SEALS did and then began writing their letters. Some children read their letters to us while others needed assistance to complete them. The completed letters will be sent via the PGA TOUR’s military outreach to let those who are serving know that children care about them and admire what they are doing.
To read more about our visit to Nevitt Elementary School, please click here.
At the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego the PGA TOUR Wives had the pleasure to mix, mingle and pack backpacks full of food for the local school that Farmers sponsors. It was a year ago this week that the PTWA joined Farmers to kick off the start of the their sponsorship to the Doris Miller School in San Diego. Farmers joined Blessings in a Backpack to start the relationship and the end result is that kids are receiving backpacks with weekend food on each Friday. An interesting note about Doris Miller School is that most of the parents are military and so many of them are on deployments as we speak. It seems pretty special that in this particular school Farmers Insurance is helping children of our men and women that serve our country!
The PGA TOUR Wives Association returned to Ke Kula ‘o Samuel M. Kamakau school to celebrate our third year of the Blessings in a Backpack program in Hawaii. This year, we were joined by Leilani Kupahu-Marino, who, through her vast knowledge of Hawaiian history, educated us on the many customs we would be experiencing at the school. Upon our arrival, she chanted the beautiful traditional Hawaiian greeting which asks for permission to enter the “home”. The children thenused the traditional Hawaiian responsive greeting and welcomed us back to the school.
In addition to packing the backpacks, we also spent the day playing traditional Hawaiian games with the children ‘ulu maika...
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THE PLAYERS Championship TOUR Wives Golf Classic
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Paying homage to the event that kickstarted the PGA TOUR Wives Association, the TOUR Wives Golf Classic is returning to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and THE PLAYERS Championship. Here, the wives take to the course while their husbands do the heavy lifting and bunker raking.
Sponsorship opportunities for the TOUR Wives Golf Classic are still available. Click here to download the form to become a part of this unique celebratory event! Join the PGA TOUR Wives Association as they tee off their next 25 years of helping children and families in need. PGA Championship Habitat for Humanity
A team of volunteers from the PGA TOUR Wives Association and PGA of America will build a home for a local family.