When someone threw out the idea of racing for charity, the rest of the group jumped right on it. Just one week later, they announced #RaceForeUnity. The main event was a Peloton Bike ride led by Alex Toussaint. Other alternatives included yoga sessions and fitness classes led by Marina Alex, Amanda Balionis, and Hally Leadbetter, amongst others. It all came together quickly and yielded incredible results, with athletes, celebrities, influencers, golf executives and fans alike uniting for a common purpose: creating opportunities and breaking down barriers in golf.
The LPGA*USGA Girls Golf team rode for the newly established Renee Powell Grant, which will be awarded annually through The LPGA Foundation and the LPGA Renee Powell Fund. The objective of the Renee Powell Grant is to provide need-based grants to Girls Golf programs that serve Black communities. The grants will provide access, instruction, equipment and additional expenses required to be introduced to the game of golf and stay engaged with the sport.
“I’m a lifetime member of the LPGA—been a member since 1967,” said Renee Powell, the namesake of the newly established grant. “If you go back into the history books and read what was going on in our country in the 60’s and here I was traveling playing the Tour… So looking at where we’ve been, especially for myself and having this named for me and where I’ve come from, and in golf and in this day now, I think the mission is very important and says a lot about our association, the LPGA.”