The PGA of America's spouses have partnered with the PGA Tour Wives Association (PTWA), in a philanthropic alliance, marking the 25th anniversary of the PTWA.
The collaborative efforts kick off with a Habitat for Humanity Build during the week of the 95th PGA Championship, Aug. 5-11, in Rochester, N.Y. A team of volunteers will build a home for a local family. The PGA of America participated in a similar project on Kiawah Island, S.C., prior to the 2012 PGA Championship.
“This is an exciting new chapter in our relationship with the PGA Tour,” said PGA of America President Ted Bishop. “This is a way for all of us to celebrate and honor 25 years of giving back by PGA Tour wives. We look forward to strengthening the bond among the players who compete in our major championships.”
The PTWA, with nearly 200 current members, includes the wives and significant others of professionals on the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour, and individuals and companies who support the Associations' charitable endeavors.
“The game of golf brings together the most wonderful people. I always say golf fans are the most giving fans,” said six-year PTWA President Amy Wilson, wife of Tour professional Mark Wilson. “We have been blessed to have a relationship with The PGA of America and our association. We are thrilled to be working with The PGA of America spouses and to share with them what we have learned over the past 25 years from women all over the world to give back to charity.”
“When we started, we saw that we could do better to leave a legacy, leave an impact in local communities,” said PTWA Executive Director Sara Moores. “That was when we noticed we could make a difference. We went out to do Habitat for Humanity builds, went to the food kitchens, to the soup kitchens and food banks. We only go out to do something that we believe is significant.”