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US Sports Camps and LPGA Partner to Conduct LPGA Nike Junior Golf Camps

March 17, 2011

San Rafael, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) -- US Sports Camps and the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) have partnered to conduct LPGA Nike Junior Golf Camps at six locations this summer.

“We’ve tried for many years to increase female participation in our camps and schools,” said Jason West, vice president for US Sports Camps, Inc and Nike Golf Schools and Junior Golf Camps. “Aligning with the LPGA seems like a step in the right direction, given their track record in providing access and programs for girls to enjoy and thrive in golf. Our shared vision is to create a quality learning experience that attracts new players and inspires those who already have some aptitude for the game.”

The LPGA Nike Junior Golf Camps offer young athletes the opportunity to experience the wonders of golf in a fun and positive environment. Camp directors are renowned LPGA certified professionals who are dedicated and passionate about the game of golf. Girls of all skill levels (boys are also welcome) will leave with improved skills, higher self-esteem, new friends and more passion for the sport. Six locations are scheduled for 2011; three in Florida, two in Arizona and one in North Carolina.

“We are very excited to partner with US Sports Camps and Nike Golf Schools to offer a handful of junior day camps this summer,” said Nancy Henderson, Executive Director for the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional membership. “This fits perfectly with our goal to create lifelong golfers, and we couldn’t ask for a better platform.”

Camp prices, hours and ages will vary by location, but each participant will receive a Nike amenity package. “Our alliance with Nike Golf, one of the most respected retail brands, will definitely help us attract and retain new golfers,” added Henderson.

About Nike Golf Schools

Nike Golf Schools and Junior Golf Camps (NGJC) is a division of US Sports Camps, Inc., America’s largest sports camp network. NGJC offers junior overnight and day camps, and advanced player schools at over 80 locations nationwide. Since 1994, more than 135,000 junior golfers have participated in the camps.

US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of NIKE Sports Camps. The company was started in 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.

Detailed information on the LPGA Nike Junior Golf Camps can be found online at http://www.ussportscamps.com/golf .

About the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Membership

The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership, founded in 1959, boasts the largest membership of women golf professionals in the world. LPGA T&CP members are certified as golf instructors, coaches and business managers through a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the changing needs of the golfing public.

LPGA T&CP members support the LPGA’s various grassroots programs that were created to involve women and youth in golf as well as contribute to the overall growth of the sport. These programs include LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Tour Junior Clinics, the LPGA Front Row Experience Presented by Michelob ULTRA, and LPGA Golf Clinics for Women.

The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. For more information, visit http://www.lpga.com .

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