BayCare Will Serve as a Founding Partner of the Pelican Women’s Championship

BayCare will serve as the Official and Exclusive Heath Care System of the Pelican Women’s Championship Presented by DEX Imaging under the new partnership announced today. The Pelican Women’s Championship is a new women’s professional LPGA golf tournament scheduled for May 11-17, 2020, at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla.

BayCare, a leading not-for-profit health care system, provides a wide range of services at 15 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations for patients and their families throughout Tampa Bay and central Florida regions.


As a Founding Partner of the Pelican Women’s Championship, BayCare will support the tournament’s volunteer program that recruits and deploys hundreds of individuals to assist in managing the event. The company will also serve as a presenting partner of the Women’s Leadership Summit on May 12 that will bring together female community, civic and business leaders for an inspiring day of personal and career development. During the entire tournament week, BayCare will also brand and operate the on-site Spectator Care Center to assist in any first aid or medical needs of the thousands of fans in attendance.


“We’re proud to support the Pelican Women’s Championship and help bring this LPGA golf tournament to the Tampa Bay area,” said Ed Rafalski, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at BayCare. “As a community-focused health system, we’re excited to support women’s sports tournaments like this and bring top golfers to the Bay area.”


The inaugural Pelican Women’s Championship will feature 144 of the world’s best golfers competing over four rounds for a share of the $1.75 million purse. The event is operated by Eiger Marketing Group, a sports and lifestyle marketing agency which also owns/operates LPGA events in Los Angeles and Atlantic City.


“We are excited to partner with BayCare to help bring the stars of women’s professional golf to Tampa Bay and look forward to working alongside them to promote the event and the outstanding care provided by their facilities,” said Kyle Draper, Vice President of Partnerships at Eiger. “BayCare is a community leader in Tampa Bay, so to have their support as a Founding Partner for our inaugural tournament will positively impact the long-term success of the Pelican Women’s Championship.”


Please visit www.PelicanLPGA.com for more information on sponsorships, Pro-Am playing opportunities, volunteering and tickets.


About the Pelican Women’s Championship Presented by DEX Imaging

The Pelican Women’s Championship Presented by DEX Imaging is the LPGA’s annual

tournament in the Tampa Bay region and features 144 of the world’s best female golfers

competing over four rounds for a share of the $1.75 million purse. The tournament is contested at the newly-renovated Pelican Golf Club, a Donald Ross design that offers world-class amenities and an unmatched golf experience. The event is managed by Eiger Marketing Group, which owns/operates LPGA events in Los Angeles, Tampa Bay and Atlantic City.


About BayCare Health System

BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 15 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information, visit www.BayCare.org.

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