PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The PGA of America has announced that Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) and Genesis Networks will be presenting sponsors of the Junior PGA Championship and the 41 Section Junior PGA Championships conducted nationwide.
The 39th Junior PGA Championship will be conducted, July 29-Aug. 1, at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas. The facility, which opened in 2005, becomes the first facility in Texas to host the Junior PGA Championship.
The Championship, which attracts the finest junior golfers from across the country each year, features an elite list of past participants including: Inbee Park, Alexis Thompson and Michelle Wie in the girls’ division and Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods in the boys’ division.
“We’re thrilled to have both Under Armour and Genesis Networks as presenting sponsors of the Junior PGA Championship,” said PGA of America President Ted Bishop. “Their commitment to junior golf and this Championship will have a lasting impact on the next generation of golfers.”
Under Armour, the Baltimore, Md.-based global performance brand best known for its innovative sports apparel, footwear and accessories, has been a presenting sponsor of the Junior PGA Championship since 2010. The company, which sponsors some of the PGA-elite including Jordan Spieth, Hunter Mahan, and Gary Woodland, has an elevated performance golf collection with state-of-the-art technology to help athletes perform their best.
“Under Armour is the brand of the next generation of great athletes and we are committed to their development and success,” said Ryan Kuehl, Senior Category Director, Global Golf and Tennis, Under Armour. “We are proud to partner with the Junior PGA Championship for the fourth consecutive year and look forward to another stellar event.”
Genesis Networks, with headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, is a provider of Cloud, Network Security, Data, Voice and Managed Services. Genesis provides solutions to the Enterprise and Telecommunications industry, was the supporting sponsor of the PGA Junior Series in 2012 and 2013.
“We are excited to participate in the Junior PGA Championship and are certain that the event will help inspire other aspiring junior golfers,” said Todd Richard, CEO, Genesis Networks.