BRASELTON, Ga. – The American Junior Golf Association announced July 20 that LPGA Tour professional Stacy Lewis will join its Foundation Board of Directors.
Lewis, an AJGA alumna and two-time world No. 1, has partnered with the AJGA since 2012, first for the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open and now for the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational. She is a two-time LPGA Rolex Player of the Year with 11 professional wins including two major championships. Lewis introduced the AJGA to KPMG and has supported the KPMG Stacy Lewis Women’s Finance Internship at AJGA National Headquarters since 2015.
"I have truly enjoyed working with the AJGA over the past 5 years,” said Lewis. “They have helped to shape the way the game is played at the highest levels both through their training of young golfers and those who run the golf industry. I look forward to working with them to ensure greater opportunities to grow golf for both girls and boys."
The mission of the AJGA Foundation is to help create an environment in which the organization can grow opportunities for the current and next generations of junior golfers through access to a number of initiatives. The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant Program provides financial support to junior golfers who aspire to earn a college golf scholarship. The Leadership Links program teaches young men and women charitable giving skills at an early age. The internship program provides career development for the next generation of golf professionals. Lewis joins seven current members of the Foundation Board of Directors.
“Stacy has been a champion of women’s golf and junior golf for many years,” said AJGA Executive Director Stephen Hamblin. “She will fit in seamlessly with the Foundation’s mission and I’m excited to see her impact on junior golfers for years to come.”
Lewis joins the Foundation Board of Directors effective immediately.
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.