Volunteers of America extend backing of LPGA event

The Ladies Professional Golf Association has extended its partnership with Volunteers of America under which the non-profit organisation will remain as title sponsor of its North Texas Shootout tournament.

The LPGA event will continue to be named the Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout for at least the next three years, covering the 2016 to 2018 editions of the tournament.

Mike King, VOA national president, said: “The event provides us with tremendous exposure and we’re equally excited to partner with a charity-minded organisation like the LPGA and its ambassadors.”

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan added: “Part of our mission at the LPGA is to give back to communities all around the world, and VOA embodies that mission every day in communities all around the country.”

The 2015 event, which was won by Korea’s Inbee Park (pictured), marked VOA’s first year as title sponsor. The tournament will return to Las Colinas Country Club in Irving from April 28 to May 1 next year.