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Phil Mickelson to compete at skills challenge

Phil Mickelson to compete in skills challenge at Women's PGA Championship

WHAT: Kicking off the week of the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, KPMG will host an interactive event benefiting local youth at Chicago’s historic Soldier Field.

VISUALS: Interactive stations hosted by top athletes from their respective sports

Stations to include unique challenges:  SnagGolf Sticky Suit and Bullseye, Chipping Skee Ball, Football Throwing Accuracy, Field Goal Kicking, Soccer Penalty Kicking and Basketball Challenges

Youth to divide into teams from their organizations, wearing colored t-shirts and rotating to each station

RELATED: The best from KPMG Women's PGA Championship media day

Athletes to compete in a Finale Skills Competition, divided into teams of two for each sport

Finale to include three (3) challenges:  Football Throwing Accuracy, SnagGolf Sticky Suit and Basketball

WHEN: Monday, June 25, 2018 (All times central)

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.:  Skills Challenges, Youth Groups rotating between each station/sport

5:00 p.m.:  Athlete Finale Competition

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.:  Media Interview Opportunities with Athletes

WHERE:

Soldier Field

1410 Museum Campus Dr.

Chicago, IL 60605    

WHO:

  • Chase Daniel, Quarterback, Chicago Bears
  • Kris Dunn, Point Guard, Chicago Bulls
  • Dax McCarty, Midfielder, Chicago Fire
  • Phil Mickelson, Major champion, 42-time PGA TOUR winner and KPMG Brand Ambassador
  • Alyssa Naeher, Goalkeeper, Chicago Red Stars
  • Cody Parkey, Placekicker, Chicago Bears
  • Diamond DeShields, Guard, Chicago Sky,
  • Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford University graduate, LPGA Tour player and KPMG Brand Ambassador
  • Michael Collins, Senior Golf Analyst, ESPN       
  • 90 Girls and Boys from PGA Junior League, Girls in Golf Academy and LPGA*USGA Girls Golf*

*Please note this event is not open to the public.

WHY: In celebration of this major championship in women’s golf, the KPMG Windy City Challenge will provide an opportunity for students to engage with incredible athletes and role models across a range of sports.  The event will provide an opportunity for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship to extend the Championship’s commitment to inspire the next generation of youth in Chicago.

KPMG Brand Ambassador Phil Mickelson will participate in the event for the second consecutive year, continuing his support of KPMG’s Future Leaders Program and Championship.

About the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, a collaboration between KPMG, PGA of America and LPGA, combines a world-class, annual major golf championship with the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit and KPMG Future Leaders Program -- all focused on the development, advancement, and empowerment of women on and off the golf course. The events take place June 25-July 1, 2018 at historic Kemper Lakes Golf Club. The Championship offers a $3.65 million purse, among the highest in women’s golf, and is broadcast on NBC and Golf Channel. For more information about the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, visit: KPMG.com/WomensLeadership.

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