BRASELTON, Ga. – The American Junior Golf Association announced Monday that evian® will host the evian® International & Senior Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the end of the year. The world’s No. 1 brand of premium natural mineral water will also be the exclusive supplier of bottled water at the evian® International & Senior Showcase and all AJGA Invitationals, as well as providing a unique exemption into The Evian Championship for the female Rolex Junior Player of the Year.
evian®, which has provided uniquely balanced and carefully filtered mineral water since 1826, will take over title sponsorship of the AJGA Senior Showcase, which offers the opportunity for high school seniors without college commitments to play in front of college coaches. The 2016 event hosted more than 100 different men’s and women’s coaches. The event also coincides with the Golf Coaches Association of America National Convention and the Women’s Golf Coaches Association National Convention in Las Vegas. Due to its success, another Senior Showcase event was added over Presidents’ Day weekend in 2015. Historically, 60 percent of players have signed with college golf teams after these events.
“We are delighted and honored to partner with the AJGA,” said Franck Riboud, Chairman of The Evian Championship. “The AJGA's mission resonates with the policy pursued by the Evian Resort and The Evian Championship of developing golf’s next generation. We are convinced that the future of golf lies with these young players already on the verge of success.”
evian® will also supply all bottled water at the evian® International & Senior Showcase and all 16 AJGA Invitationals. In addition, evian® will provide an exemption into The Evian Championship for the female Rolex Junior Player of the Year, starting with 2016 award winner. The Evian Championship is the fifth and final major on the LPGA Tour schedule and will take place September 14-17, 2017, at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Évian-les-Baines, France.
“We are proud to partner with evian® for the evian® International & Senior Showcase event,” AJGA Chief Business Officer Jason Etzen said. “Our Senior Showcase event is one of our proudest on the schedule because it directly relates to our mission of growing and developing young men and women to earn college golf scholarships. evian® believes in this mission and is committed to helping these juniors prepare for their futures.”
The evian® International & Senior Showcase will take place December 8-10, 2017 at Angel Park Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, with dates for 2018 and 2019 to be determined.
evian® natural mineral water comes from the heart of the French Alps, a unique geological site in the world. For more than 15 years, it travels through the rocks, where it is enriched with essential minerals. Men have been working for over 20 years to protect natural surroundings of the source, in an effort to preserve evian® natural mineral water’s exceptional quality. Naturally pure and uniquely balanced, evian® natural mineral water is a healthy choice throughout the day, at all ages.
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About the AJGA
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 6,600 members from 50 states and 55 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2017, adidas joined the AJGA as a Premier Partner, serving as the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 830 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Ariya Jutanugarn, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.