Mulligan Program to elevate pro-am experience supporting First Responders Children’s Foundation
Partnership includes additional investment in player-focused initiatives, direct athlete partnerships
GALLATIN, Tenn. and DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 1, 2024 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and SERVPRO, a leading cleanup and restoration services provider, are excited to announce a multi-year partnership that designates SERVPRO as the Official Mulligan Partner and Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the LPGA.
As part of this collaboration, SERVPRO will activate at four LPGA Tour tournaments, taking center stage through the prestigious role of presenting sponsor for the military area, known as the Hero Outpost, and the Mulligan program during tournament pro-ams. The Hero Outpost provides a complimentary hospitality area for local first responders and military to enjoy the Tournament. The innovative Mulligan program introduces a charitable element to the pro-am competition. On a designated par-3 hole, participating teams will have the opportunity to purchase a SERVPRO-branded ball for an additional shot, with all proceeds benefiting the First Responders Children’s Foundation.
"Partnering with the LPGA is a natural fit for SERVPRO as we continue to expand our presence in sports sponsorships,” said SERVPRO's CEO Brett T. Ponton. “We are particularly excited about the Mulligan program during pro-am, which not only adds an element of fun to the game but also supports a cause that is close to our hearts."
As part of the partnership, SERVPRO will work with the LPGA to allocate additional investment to player initiatives, including direct player partnerships. This reflects the LPGA’s ongoing commitment for new partnerships to include player-focused benefits and builds on SERVRPRO’s existing partnership with LPGA Tour athlete Emma Talley, who has served as a SERVPRO brand ambassador since 2023.
"We are thrilled to welcome SERVPRO as a valued partner of the LPGA,” said LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan. “The company’s commitment to excellence and community aligns seamlessly with our values. The LPGA is known to have the best pro-ams in the business and our new SERVPRO Mulligan program will create even more excitement and energy on these special days. We could not be more grateful for SERVPRO’s innovative commitment to giving back and for their passion for supporting our athletes as they strive to realize their dreams."
Since 2018, SERVPRO has been actively involved in supporting LPGA Tour events, including the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro and the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer. In addition to its commitment to the LPGA, SERVPRO serves as the Official Cleanup and Restoration Company for the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions, with Ambassadors Brandt Snedeker and Tim O’Neal and sponsorship of events like the CHUBB Classic presented by SERVPRO.
For more than 50 years, SERVPRO has been a trusted leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, construction, mold mitigation, biohazard and pathogen remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 2,200 individually owned and operated franchises spans the United States and Canada, responding to property damage emergencies large and small – from million-square-foot commercial facilities to individual homes. When disaster strikes, homeowners, business owners and major insurance companies alike rely on SERVPRO to make it “Like it never even happened.”
Blackstone (NYSE: BX) acquired a majority stake in SERVPRO in 2019 as part of Blackstone’s Core Private Equity strategy, which helps companies in dynamic industries build with Blackstone to become stronger, high-performing businesses.
About the LPGA
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is the world’s premier women’s professional golf organization. Created in 1950 by 13 pioneering female Founders, the LPGA, whose members now represent more than 60 countries, is the longest-standing professional women’s sports organization. Through the LPGA Tour, the Epson Tour, the LPGA Professionals, and a joint venture with the Ladies European Tour, the LPGA provides female professionals the opportunity to pursue their dreams in the game of golf at the highest level. In addition to its professional tours and teaching accreditation programs, the LPGA features a fully integrated Foundation, which provides best-in-class programming for female golfers through its junior golf programming, and its LPGA Amateurs division, which offers its members playing and learning opportunities around the world. LPGA aims to use its unique platform to inspire, transform and advance opportunities for girls and women, on and off the golf course.
About the LPGA Tour
The LPGA Tour is the world’s leading competitive destination for the best female professional golfers in the world. The Tour hosts more than 30 annual events across 10 countries for over 200 Active Players, awarding total prize funds exceeding $118 million and reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. Follow the LPGA Tour on its U.S. television home, Golf Channel.