BELLEAIR, Fla.,– The Pelican Women’s Championship and Raymond James Financial, Inc. jointly announced today a multi-year strategic partnership for them becoming a co-presenting sponsor and official partner of the annual LPGA Tour event, taking place at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla. The Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Raymond James and Konica Minolta will take place Nov. 8-14, 2021, featuring the world’s best female golfers competing over 72 holes for a share of the $1.75 million purse.
As part of the multiyear partnership that begins with this year’s event, Raymond James will add title sponsorship to the Monday Pro-Am (Nov. 8), as well as title sponsor of the Women’s Leadership Summit, taking place Tuesday, Nov. 9 at Pelican Golf Club.
“Raymond James has a proud heritage of supporting the communities where our associates work and live, and we are excited to partner with the Pelican Women’s Championship in supporting Tampa Bay’s signature LPGA Tour event,” said Paul Reilly, chairman and CEO of Raymond James. “Furthermore, we have a deep commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace for all associates. Supporting women’s professional and career development, and our partnership with this great championship and the Women’s Leadership Summit is a natural extension of our company goals and initiatives.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Raymond James as a proud partner and supporter of the Pelican Women’s Championship, and we look forward to a long-lasting partnership,” said Dan Doyle Jr., of Pelican Golf Club. “Raymond James is synonymous with Tampa Bay sports and philanthropy, and we are excited to work with them in developing our Women’s Championship for years to come.”
Founded and based in St. Petersburg, Fla., Raymond James is a longtime leader in the Tampa Bay community. Raymond James sponsors many civic and charitable events, including the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Taste @ The Straz culinary benefit and the Outback Bowl, and has a long-term strategic partnership with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers via its naming rights agreement for Raymond James Stadium.
Tickets are now on sale for the Pelican Women’s Championship, the penultimate event on the 2021 LPGA Tour schedule and the final full-field event for the 2021 LPGA Tour season operated by Outlyr, a global sports, event management and lifestyle marketing agency that manages 11 professional golf tournaments. Availability for this year’s event include exclusive hospitality and general grounds passes, offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. For information about tickets, visit www.PelicanLPGA.com.