Women in Play

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: The Tribute at The Colony, 1000 Lebanon Road, The Colony, TX 75056

Volunteers of America will honor golf legend Kathy Whitworth and celebrate her 80th birthday at a women’s luncheon during the 2019 Volunteers of America Classic on Wednesday, October 2, at 11:30 a.m. The Women In Play Luncheon will take place at The Tribute at The Colony, 1000 Lebanon Road, The Colony, Texas and is open to the public with advance ticket purchase.

Suzy Whaley, president and the first woman ever elected to serve as an officer of the PGA of America, will serve as a featured speaker at the luncheon. Whaley will reflect on the impact women have made in golf and the future of female engagement and participation in the sport.

Whitworth holds 88 victories over a span of 23 years—more than any other professional golfer in history, male or female. A respected member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Whitworth paved the way for other LPGA players. She will celebrate her 80th birthday at the luncheon.

Golf industry leaders Diana Gats and Kathy O’Neal serve as the luncheon co-chairs. A golfer and twenty-year member of LPGA Amateur Golf Association, Diana Gats is a growth specialist and business advisor working with businesses and nonprofits.

With over twenty-five years of experience in the golf industry, Kathy O’Neal has spoken nationally and internationally for Club Managers Association of America on member recruitment, retention and club development. She has served on the boards of the Executive Women’s Golf Association, the First Tee of Dallas and Texas Association of Recreational Organizations and as Senior Vice President of Member Experience at ClubCorp.

Sponsorship packages and tickets to this inaugural event are now available. Please contact Laura Sildon, lsildon@voa.org.