The PGA of America is encouraging diverse and locally owned vendors to provide sourcing in support of the 2021 KPMG Women's PGA Championship at historic Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia.
Women-, minority-, LGBT-, disabled-, Veteran-, and locally-owned businesses are invited to participate in PGA VendorMatch. Companies can register through Nov. 6, 2020, at PGAVendorInclusion.org
to potentially interview with larger, direct vendors (known as prime or Tier 1 vendors) for opportunities during the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, to be held June 22-27, 2021.
“We are proud to add the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship to the list of our major events participating in PGA VendorMatch,” said PGA of America Chief People Officer Sandy Cross. “The PGA has a rich history of successful championships at Atlanta Athletic Club, and this will be the first KPMG Women’s PGA Championship conducted at this historic facility. We look forward to leveraging this Championship to advocate for the inclusion of women, and diverse business owners and entrepreneurs, in these special procurement opportunities.”
Golf is an $84 billion industry, and events like the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship generate substantial entertainment and tourism dollars for host cities and surrounding areas. Accordingly, the PGA is committed to building a supply chain reflective of America’s diverse population.
“The PGA values the opportunity to link arms with the diverse-owned vendors in our host cities,” said PGA of America Chief Championships Officer Kerry Haigh. “This VendorMatch initiative will enhance our ability to positively impact the local economy, while providing an outstanding experience for all who engage in the championship.”
Companies interested in registering should visit PGAVendorInclusion.org
. A variety of services are needed, such as food products, temporary housing, florals and labor. A full listing of needs is featured on the website.
All registrations must be received by Nov. 6, 2020, to be considered.