Kicking It With Kirk Podcast – The World Is Not Prepared



    DALLAS, TX, December 28, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ — Kirk Word, celebrated local real-estate specialist and golf enthusiast has officially launched his podcast series “Kicking It With Kirk” on iTunes and Google Play. Featuring local celebrities and like minded golf cart aficionados, each podcast will be a deep dive into the world of custom golf carts, Kirk Word stories of wild times past, and whatever happens, happens.

Episode one introduces Kirk Word and his producer Sam Bohon as they gear up for American Carts, their unscripted reality television show now in production in North Texas. They discuss the trials and tribulations of the custom golf cart world, what it takes to rig a golf cart race (size does matter), and a speed dating round of questions to learn just how deep the rabbit hole goes in Kirk’s mind.

“This started as just a crazy idea, we wanted to put together a program to reach out to everyone who loves to have fun, loves the idea of getting in a golf cart and just cutting loose. I had no idea how big the community was, and honestly, I’ve been really impressed at the positive response we’ve been getting,” Kirk Word commented as they prepared to interview yet another local shop. “We have a tremendous opportunity to bring everyone together through their love of these carts, and we can’t wait to get started.”

Kirk Word was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and has lived there all but a few years of his life. Relocations to Austin, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada were brief because of his attraction and the comfort he feels in the north Texas area with friends and a family with local roots that run five generations deep. When relocating to a golf course community in 2015, Kirk purchased some vintage golf carts to restore and drive around the neighborhood. The golf cart projects soon resembled the typical full-bore over-the-top pursuit with his trademark outrageous perspective. Soon after, American Carts was born.

As a precursor to American Carts, Kicking It With Kirk gives the public a chance to hear the completely unfiltered wisdom and tales of this North Texas native deep in his element. “Is it politically correct? Hardly. Is it a great way to get a few laughs, kick back and listen to the weird, twisted mind of yours truly? Heck yes.” Kirk concludes.

Kicking it with Kirk Word is a weekly podcast released via SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, Slacker, and TuneIn. Featuring local celebrities, custom golf cart experts and fans, we dive deep into this growing fan base and unwind with the always affable Kirk Word and stories of his past and future adventures.







Bermuda Sands Names Joe Pagani CEO



    CHARLOTTE, NC, December 02, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ — Bermuda Sands, designers and manufacturers of exceptional performance apparel for leisure sports and activities, today announced Joe Pagani as CEO. With specific expertise focused on close customer relationships and operations. As CEO, Joe will lead the vision for the brand’s strategy and leverage the momentum for accelerated growth.

Joe brings an impressive record to Bermuda Sands, with over 20 years of experience in broad sectors such as B2B and wholesale sales & marketing, operations and fulfillment services, personnel direction and support, and internal training and mentoring. Most recently, Pagani led the business development and operations teams at Mountain Khakis, overseeing a period of rapid growth in a flat industry.

“I am honored and excited to take over this role,” said Pagani. “I have been so impressed by what Bermuda Sands has achieved over the years and the unique position the brand has built, particularly in the green grass market. I am really looking forward to exploring the development of other channels of business and building the brand awareness on a national scale. The potential growth for Bermuda Sands is remarkable.”

“We are really excited about Joe joining us as CEO,” said Tim Garrett, National Sales Manager at Bermuda Sands. “Joe has many years of experience in the area of brand building, and he brings tremendous leadership and organizational disciplines which will enhance the company’s relationships with its suppliers, employees and customers.”

ABOUT BERMUDA SANDS

Bermuda Sands is vertically integrated apparel company designing and manufacturing premium performance apparel for the green grass and active lifestyle consumer. Founded in 2009, Bermuda Sands is a family-owned company with over 40 years experience in apparel manufacturing. Please visit bermudasandsapparel.com for more information.







Active For Recovery Bike Ride Raises Awareness of Addiction Recovery and Mental Illnesses in Our Community!



    GAINESVILLE, FL, August 28, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ — September is National Recovery Month and celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

To learn more go to http://afrbikeride.org

Active For Recovery was originally founded as Get Leveled Up by AJ Tatum in April 2014. The goal of Get Leveled Up was to share AJ’s experiences of drug and food addictions, mental illnesses, and the journey to breakthrough those obstacles and learn how to thrive. However, something larger needed to be done, so AJ did an experiment. He believed that more should be done to raise awareness of addiction and show that recovery is possible and wanted to help eliminate the stigma surrounding addiction and recovery. So, he started an event called Biking Thru Addiction which took place on September 19, 2015 to see if he could gather enough support from the community. The event was deemed a success and that’s when http://activeforrecovery.org was born







Bike East Festival Returns to East New York and Brownsville



    NEW YORK, NY, August 22, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ — Purelements hosts third annual “Bike East,” cycling tour and community festival, at Linden Park/Gershwin Park on August 27th at 10am featuring concert performance by revolutionary Hip-Hop duo Dead Prez.

Bike East culminates East Brooklyn Biking’s 2016 season in the East New York and Brownsville community with a full day lineup of bike tours, arts and crafts activities for children, vendor marketplace, live music and a post-tour concert. This year’s Bike East will activate the 28 miles of new bike lanes striped in East New York and Brownsville in May 2016. The cycling event was developed by Purelements Co-founder Kevin Joseph to promote cycling as a health and community asset to members of the East Brooklyn communities and beyond. Joseph believes that Bike East will empower members of the East Brooklyn community to invest in their health, their community and to encourage unity through biking.

DJ Styff will set the sounds at the start/finish line through the morning leading up to the stage concert with Brooklyn’s own, The Experi3nce, followed by headliners Dead Prez. Food, drink and fitness activity vendors include East New York Farms, Wonali Natural Beverages and others.

East Brooklyn Biking’s 2016 season kicked off in May 2016 with the Brownsville/East New York Bike Lane inauguration, followed by a Stop the Violence in Our Community bike tour in partnership with the NYPD and the Brooklyn Nets. Summer events included Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and NPCA’s “The Epic Ride,” Recycle-a- Bicycle and East New York Farms! Pop-Up Bike Repair Shop and Bike New York. East Brooklyn Biking’s programs also included weekly group bike rides with Purelements at Gershwin Park, the Brownsville Ride Club at Brownsville Recreation Center and Live Light Live Right’s Ride Club at Brookdale Hospital during the month of July.

“The perception among many residents and community leaders is that East New York and Brownsville are not biking communities. This is because they have historically been overlooked when it comes to resources like biking infrastructure,” said Deputy Commissioner and Director of the Center for Health Equity, Dr. Aletha Maybank. “Events like Bike East help activate the network of bike lanes in those communities to encourage more people to choose biking as a safe and fun activity.”

Advanced registration is currently open at http://bit.ly/BikeEast2016. Check in will begin at 8:30am and the bike tour and festival is set forAugust 27, 2016, departing from Linden/Gershwin Park, located at Vermont Street between Linden Boulevard and Stanley Avenue at 10am. Registration is FREE and open to the general public. The estimated bike tour return time is 1pm. To volunteer at Bike East, visit bikeeastvolunteers.eventbrite.com.

This year’s event is sponsored by the NYC Department of Health’s Center for Health Equity and the Brooklyn Arts Council. Partner Brownsville Recreation Center (BRC) will serve as the rest stop on the route to provide snacks, water and fruit to reenergize the bikers. Partners of the 2016 Bike East include Black Spectrum Theater, Recycle a Bicycle, Brownsville Recreation Center, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, National Parks Conservation Association, East New York Farms!, RBG Fit, Transportation Alternatives and Bike New York.

For press inquiries on Purelements’ Bike East 2016, please contact Jasu Sims at jasu@presstheory.com. For press assets, visit http://bit.ly/BikeEast2016. To get connected with Purelements, follow the company on Instagram/Twitter at @Purelements and on YouTube @Purelements. To learn more about the 2016 Bike East, visit http://purelements.org/event/bike-east-2016. Join the Purelements Facebook community.

Purelements: an Evolution in Dance (“PE”) is a 501(c) (3) performing arts organization founded in 2006, by Kevin A. Joseph and Lakai Worrell. The mission of PE is to use multiple facets of the performing arts as educational tools to evolve and transform the individuals and communities it serves, and to present dynamic performances that are socially relevant and impactful. PE’s mission unfolds through an art-in-education program, a performing arts program and its professional and pre-professional dance companies. To learn more about Purelements, visit purelements.org.







Ian Poulter, Professional PGA Golfer and Europe's Ryder Cup Vice Captain has Joined VIKTRE, the Platform that Celebrates the Lives of the World's Elite Athletes



VIKTRE (“vik’tr’ee”), the content publishing platform and online community exclusively for elite athletes, has expanded its athlete roster with Ian Poulter.

Ian kicks off an 8-part video series on VIKTRE “The Real Ian Poulter – A Look Inside” which gives fans an exclusive look into Ian Poulter’s life, his love of cars, his passion for Arsenal FC, his journey into golf, and his support for his charity Dreamflight.

VIKTRE is the perfect complement to what I am already doing on social media. My partnership with VIKTRE makes it easier for me to control my brand and tell my stories.

Ian Poulter,
Professional PGA Golfer

The first feature in this series is Dreamflight ​

https://www.viktre.com/ianjamespoulter/dreamflight

Ian joins the one thousand athletes already on VIKTRE, who control their brand and tell their stories in their own voice on the VIKTRE platform.  More than just a place for athletes to post, VIKTRE is unique in that it celebrates the entire life of the athlete, whether it is about sport, entertainment, business, or food.  Serving professional, Olympic, and national team athletes, current or former, VIKTRE brings together athlete stories from around the world.

“VIKTRE is the perfect complement to what I am already doing on social media.  My partnership with VIKTRE makes it easier for me to control my brand and tell my stories,” says Ian Poulter Professional PGA Golfer. “VIKTRE is a platform where I can talk about my love of cars, my charities and of course golf.  What I’m most excited about, however, is that VIKTRE gives me a platform that easily connects me to athletes from different sports all over the world.”  Poulter went on to say, “We just got back from The Rubens Barrichello VIKTRE Invitational where F1 Legend Rubens Barrichello put me and other athletes through our paces on the karting track.  It was awesome!”

Recognizing that athletes are among the most influential people on social media, VIKTRE makes it easy for athletes to own their brand, develop and share original content with their fans, and share in advertising revenue, regardless of what stage of career they are in.  “It’s an exciting time here at VIKTRE for our athlete partners and their fans,” says Al Steele, VIKTRE Founder and CEO. “Having Ian Poulter join the VIKTRE team is fantastic – there are few golfers in the world who understand the power of social media in the way he does.”  He already has a strong following globally, and on viktre.com, Ian’s fans can find exclusive, insider style stories, delivered in his own words. We are super excited to partner with him.”

In addition to providing an online publishing platform, VIKTRE also offers a private online community for athletes.  This unique platform focuses on the athlete’s life from his or her days navigating the professional world of sport, to the transition period right after sport, and to the realities of a life post retirement.  For example, Don Davey’s series on VIKTRE called the “The Franchise with Don Davey” takes a behind the scenes look at how Don takes lessons from the Packers’ playbook into the business world.  Al Steele went on to say “Where else can you hear NHL legend Bernie Nichols talk about how he met Tom Hanks while playing for the LA Kings, or get an inside look into the life of George Hincapie, his hotel, his family and his brand? VIKTRE delivers these stories in a truly authentic way – straight from the athletes themselves.”

VIKTRE athletes include F1 driver Rubens Barrichello, Footballer Roberto Carlos, LPGA golfer Natalie Gulbis, NFL star Ezekiel Elliot, Cyclist George Hincapie, NHL player Zach Boychuk, and WWE star Jay “Christian” Reso. 

For press info please contact: kshah@viktre.com or +1 416 277 3276

About VIKTRE 

VIKTRE celebrates the life of the athlete – Professional, Olympic and National Team athletes, current and former, from around the world.  VIKTRE’s content publishing platform recognizes that athletes are among the most influential people on social media and its platform makes it easy for the athlete to own their brand, develop and share original content, and generate revenue. VIKTRE also offers a private athlete platform built to bring together the more than 3 million current and former athletes in a simple and efficient way.  Together, the world’s elite athletes can optimize business and social networking in a way that captures long-term value. 

The VIKTRE team is led by Al Steele, CEO and Chairman https://ca.linkedin.com/in/alsteele64, John Kawaja, President, https://www.linkedin.com/in/kawaja, Kamar Shah, Chief Content Officer, https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamar-shah-514796, and David Longnecker, Chief Technology Officer, https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidlongnecker.

For more information, visit http://VIKTRE.com

Source: VIKTRE







Turf Nation will No Longer Manufacture Turf for UBU Sports Brand



Turf Nation has ceased manufacturing synthetic turf for the UBU Sports brands.

The high quality synthetic turf manufactured by Turf Nation is being used by 14 National Football teams including the NRG Stadium (home of the Houston Texans and the site of the upcoming 2017 NFL-Super Bowl LI) & the U.S. Bank Stadium (home of the Minnesota Vikings & venue of the 2018 Super Bowl LII). The previous NFL Super Bowl in 2013 (New Orleans-Superdome) and 2014 (New York-MetLife Stadium) have been played on turf manufactured by Turf Nation Inc. www.turfnation.com

The Turf Nation synthetic turf is manufactured using a highest grade C8 Polyethylene fiber that remains available through Turf Nation. Over several years, this specially formulated fiber has proven its superior performance for durability & wear ability. Turf Nation’s C8 fiber is in hundreds of synthetic turf fields throughout United States, Canada, Mexico & Puerto Rico.

Turf Nation has supplied synthetic turf, over the past eight years, that has been installed in many high-profile facilities including:

US Bank Stadium (Vikings)
NRG Stadium (Texans)
MetLife Stadium (New York Giants & New York Jets)
Paul Brown Stadium (Bengals)
Mercedes Benz Super Dome (Saints)
NFL Hall of Fame (Tom Benson Stadium)
NFL Pro Bowl (Aloha Stadium)
Ball Parks of America
University of Wisconsin-Oshgosh (Titan Stadium)
Nike World Headquarters (Bo Jackson Field)
University of Cincinnati (Nippert Stadium)
University of Oregon (Pape Field)
University of Kentucky (Commonwealth Stadium)
University of Houston (TDECU Stadium)
Southern University (Ace W Mumford Stadium)
New Mexico State University (Aggie Memorial Stadium)
Tulane University (Yulman Stadium)
St Cloud State (Husky Stadium)
Saint Olaf College (Manitou Field)
University of Hawaii (Aloha Stadium)
Northwestern College (Reynolds Field)
11 NFL practice facilities
3 NFL spring training camp venues
Countless prestigious collegiate and high school facilities​

Contact:

Sid Nicholls
Phone: 905-736-4000
Email: sidn@turfnation.com
Website: www.turfnation.com

Source: Turf Nation







RisingSeniors Foundation to Host 2016 Chick-fil-A Foundation Georgia Junior Bowl Featuring Top Junior Classmen



​​​​The RisingSeniors Foundation, a nonprofit headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and founded in 2010 by Joe Burns, former NFL Player, helps support and prepare student athletes to become tomorrow’s leaders.

The RisingSeniors Foundation will host the 7th Annual Chick-fil-A Foundation Georgia Junior Bowl on Friday, December 30, 2016.  The game will be played at Mercer University Five Star Stadium in Macon, Georgia with kick-off scheduled for 6:00PM.

“RisingSeniors’ programs aim to help youth make the right decisions in life and show them how important they are to their communities. The Georgia Junior Bowl is an exciting and rewarding avenue for our young athletes to showcase their skills and enhance all they have learned.”

Joe Burns,
founder of RisingSeniors Foundation

The 2016 Georgia Junior Bowl will feature 92 of the Top Junior Classmen from around the state of Georgia. Fifteen of the 92 players are listed in the 2018 ESPN Jr 300 National Recruiting Rankings and five players are ranked in the Top 100.  The game will match Team Commitment versus Team Dedication. Team Commitment will be led by General Manager and College Football Hall of Famer, Joe Hamilton, and Spalding High School Head Coach Nick Davis. Team Dedication will be led by General Manager and University of Georgia All-time Leading Wide Receiver, Terrence Edwards, and Pope High School Head Coach Kyle Adkins. Past players who have participated in the Georgia Junior Bowl include Carl Lawson, Deshaun Watson, Joshua Dobbs, Lance Austin, Nick Chubb, Raekwon McMillan, Reuben Foster, and many more of today’s top college athletes.

The Georgia Junior Bowl represents the conclusion of the week-long RisingSeniors Leadership Immersion Program. All Junior Bowl players will complete the RisingSenior’s Knowledge for Life curriculum designed to equip student athletes with the academic, emotional, and life skills necessary to grow and transition from high school to college and beyond. As the RisingSenior’s tag line indicates, the Georgia Junior Bowl is ‘More than Just a Game’.

“Our young athletes today are faced with so many challenges in school, with their peers, and within their communities,” says Joe Burns, founder of RisingSeniors Foundation. “RisingSeniors’ programs aim to help youth make the right decisions in life and show them how important they are to their communities. The Georgia Junior Bowl is an exciting and rewarding avenue for our young athletes to showcase their skills and enhance all they have learned.”

The game will stream live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. An expert broadcast team with deep ties to Georgia high school football has been assembled including Chris Mooneyham (NFHS Network/680 the Fan), Radi Nabulsi (Rivals), and Rusty Mansell (247Sports), who will provide all of the player insider information.

Advance general admission tickets are available for purchase online at GeorgiaJuniorBowl.org.  Active or retired U.S. military personnel, with a valid military ID, can obtain a complementary ticket to the game by visiting the stadium box office on game day.  For more information, visit RisingSeniors.org.

About RisingSeniors

The RisingSeniors Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Joe Burns, a former football player with Georgia Tech and the Buffalo Bills, founded the organization in 2010 to Inspire student athletes to dominate the 5th Quarter – that is, life after sports. Led by a dedicated and passionate volunteer team, RisingSeniors helps support and prepare student athletes to become tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, visit RisingSeniors.org

Media Contact

James Pete, RisingSeniors Foundation
Email: jpete@risingseniors.com
Facebook: RisingSeniors
Twitter: @RisingSeniors

Source: RisingSeniors Foundation







Yasser Bahjatt Presents "Can Science Fiction Stimulate Scientific Innovation in the Middle East' in Austin



One Man’s Crusade to Bring Sci-fi and Inspire Scientific and Technological Innovation in the Arab World

​Hosted by GlobalAustin in partnership with the University of Texas Club, The Capital Factory, Malvern Books, and organized by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, author Yasser Bahjatt will explore the social and creative role of science fiction in the Arab World and its potential to transform at three talks in Austin, Texas.

Drawing on his background in technology, his experiences developing a creative engine for science fiction in Saudi Arabia and his own writings, Bahjatt’s talk “Legend of the Imaginary: Science Fiction as the Starting Point for Reality” explores his theory that no technological advance in the last 200 years was born of an original thought, but that all new technology can be traced to its inception in a science fiction novel.

The talk will occur on:

  • December 8, 11:30am-1:30pm, University of Texas Club, free.
  • December 9, 10:00am-12:00pm, The Capital Factory, free.

Founder of the trailblazing League of Arabic SciFiers and author, Bahjatt will also read from his 2015 novel Yaqteenya: The Old World, which posits an alternate history for Arabian society. In this novel, the world of Yaqteenya is facing its first civil war. Young Al-Baz must risk breaking the law to leave home and search for answers that will reveal truths that the rulers of the land have been keeping well hidden to save his world from a disastrous future.

The reading will be held on:

  • December 8, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Malvern Books, free.

Bahjatt has been on the forefront of promoting science fiction in the Arab World. His support of science fiction has created the League of Arabic SciFi-ers (Yatakhayaloon) and a local publishing house dedicated to printing and supplying Arabic-language science fiction novels to the Middle East where science fiction is rare.

But this lack of pervasiveness is not due to lack of demand; Bahjatt’s first co-authored novel HWJN soared to the top of the Saudi bestseller list and remained there for several months, despite being banned in neighboring Kuwait and Bahrain. By increasing accessibility to science fiction – a genre renowned for its reconstruction of societal norms and limits, Bahjatt hopes to create space for imagination, in a region where it’s often suppressed. Bahjatt also purports that by promoting science fiction, there will be an imagination of the realm of possibility in the sciences, inspiring new scientific and technological innovations.

Yasser Bahjatt is also a translator, software developer, and entrepreneur. Bahjatt manages business development at Quad Dimensions Tech, and has a background in the gaming industry.- Bahjatt’s dedication to sharing technological and scientific innovation led him to be the first to translate TED talks into Arabic; he is now a translator at TED conferences worldwide. He holds a B.A. in Computer Engineering, certificate-holder from Cambridge University’s MOSAIC leadership and management program in the United Kingdom. He was the first Saudi graduate of Singularity University (SU) in Silicon Valley, CA, where he founded Matternet, a project that aims to alleviate poverty and accelerate growth through roadless transportation networks.

Bahjatt will also appear in Kansas City, MO and San Francisco, CA as part of his U.S. tour.

About The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture​

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is a one-of-a-kind institution that brings together multiple offerings under one roof. From arts and culture to science and innovation, this bold initiative of Saudi Aramco promises a continuous journey of enrichment designed to energize the next knowledge economy of Saudi Arabia. The Center aims to make a positive and tangible impact on the cultural scene by focusing on building local talents in creative industries. Blending iconic architectural design with advanced technology, and unique learning methods with enriching programs, the Center is an infinitely inspiring platform for explorers, learners, creators, and leaders – a thriving hub of knowledge, creativity and cross-cultural engagement. As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia strives to achieve its ambitious national development goals to transition to a knowledge-based economy, the Center acts as a bridge connecting cultures and cultivating a creative and innovative community. For more information, visit: http://en.kingabdulazizcenter.com.

About GlobalAustin

Since 1960, GlobalAustin has hosted international visitors to the greater Austin area, introducing them to the vitality and generosity of Central Texas. Through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), we have welcomed thousands of international visitors interested in Austin’s economy, architecture, environment, city government, technology, and entrepreneurial, innovative culture. In 2016 alone, we hosted 56 foreign delegations with 269 international visitors from 91 countries, including Citizen Diplomacy receptions and home visits for many of them. In addition to the IVLP program, we host a Distinguished Speaker Series, provide scholarships for area students planning to study abroad, screen films, host internationally-themed events, and in cooperation with some seventy other non-profits, publish the online International Austin Events Calendar. For more information, visit: www.GlobalAustin.org/news | www.internationalaustin.org.

Contact

Margie Kidd
Executive Director, GlobalAustin
​Email: info@globalaustin.org
Phone: +1.512.215.0140

Source: GlobalAustin







World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee Lorena Ochoa at Goose Creek GC



Former LPGA Tour player and World #1 to host Lorena’s Links Invitational on Friday, December 9

​​​Former Rolex Rankings No. 1 Lorena Ochoa will be at Goose Creek GC to host the Lorena’s Links Invitational golf tournament supporting the health, education and inclusion programs of her Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation.

Ochoa is part of the 2017 induction class to World Golf Hall of Fame, along with Davis Love III, Meg Mallon, Ian Woosnam and famed writer Henry Longhurst.       

Ochoa’s ascent to the LPGA started as a child in Mexico at Guadalajara Country Club.  After a successful junior career that including victories in Mexico, U.S., Japan and Colombia, Ochoa burst onto the collegiate scene, winning back-to-back NCAA Player of the Year awards in 2001-02 at the University of Arizona.  She recorded 12 collegiate victories, including 10 as a sophomore, for which she earned the Nancy Lopez Award given to the best female amateur golfer. In May 2002, she turned professional, finishing eighth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, winning three titles on what’s known today as the Symetra Tour, where she topped the money list to earn exempt status for the 2003 LPGA Tour.

Ochoa was named the 2003 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year following a rookie campaign that included eight top ten’s and more than $800,000 in earnings.  Throughout her eight-year career, Ochoa missed just four cuts in 172 tournaments, with 108 top 10 finishes, 63 top three finishes and 27 victories, including 2 majors, the 2007 Ricoh British Open and 2008 Kraft Nabisco Championship.  Ochoa won four consecutive Rolex Player of the Year awards and Vare Trophies for lowest scoring average from 2006 to 2009.  On April 23, 2007, she overtook Annika Sorenstam for the top spot in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings and held that position for 157 consecutive weeks.

Retired from professional golf, Lorena remains active with many endeavors including her two foundations, Fundacion Lorena Ochoa in Mexico and the Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation in the USA.  Operating in Southern California, the Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation.

In 2017 the Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation, whose programs are called Lorena’s Links, will reach 700 children, with programs also offered for women, seniors and veterans.  The programs will be offered to groups of 12-15 participants at a time at 15 locations throughout Southern California.  Participants will receive 5 hours of introductory golf classes, 2 hours of classroom style education followed by continued supervised and supported online education.  The mission of the foundation is to provide opportunity through improved health, education and inclusion through Lorena’s Links golf and education programs.  Education topics include health and wellness in addition to featuring coding and computer science in youth programs.  

Lorena will be available for press and one-on-one interviews during the Lorena’s Links Invitational hosted by Goose Creek GC, home of the Lorena Ochoa Golf Academy.

To arrange an interview, attend the event or for more information contact:

Jason Taylor, PGA
Executive Director
Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation
Jason@LorenasLinks.org
951-712-7843
www.LorenasLinks.org / www.LorenaOchoaGolfAcademy.com

Source: Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation