Big Kick-Off for LPGA's KPMG/Women's PGA Championship next week

Major champion Phil Mickelson joins LPGA Tour star Mariah Stackhouse and Chicago Professional athletes for the KPMG Windy City Skills Challenge; Monday, June 25 at 3:00 p.m. CDT


WHAT:              Kicking off the week of the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, KPMG will host an interactive event benefiting local youth at Chicago’s historic Soldier Field.


VISUALS:         Interactive stations hosted by top athletes from their respective sports

Stations to include unique challenges:  SnagGolf Sticky Suit and Bullseye, Chipping Skee Ball, Football Throwing Accuracy, Field Goal Kicking, Soccer Penalty Kicking and Basketball Challenges

Youth to divide into teams from their organizations, wearing colored t-shirts and rotating to each station

Athletes to compete in a Finale Skills Competition, divided into teams of two for each sport

Finale to include three (3) challenges:  Football Throwing Accuracy, SnagGolf Sticky Suit and Basketball


WHEN:             Monday, June 25, 2018

                        3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.:  Skills Challenges, Youth Groups rotating between each station / sport

                        5:00 p.m.:  Athlete Finale Competition

                        5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.:  Media Interview Opportunities with Athletes


WHERE:           Soldier Field

1410 Museum Campus Dr.

Chicago, IL 60605


WHO:               Chase Daniel, Quarterback, Chicago Bears

Kris Dunn, Point Guard, Chicago Bulls

Dax McCarty, Midfielder, Chicago Fire

Phil Mickelson, Major champion, 42-time PGA TOUR winner and KPMG Brand Ambassador

                        Alyssa Naeher, Goalkeeper, Chicago Red Stars

Cody Parkey, Placekicker, Chicago Bears

Diamond DeShields, Guard, Chicago Sky,

Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford University graduate, LPGA Tour player and KPMG Brand Ambassador

Michael Collins, Senior Golf Analyst, ESPN       

90 Girls and Boys from PGA Junior League, Girls in Golf Academy and LPGA*USGA Girls Golf*

*Please note this event is not open to the public.


WHY:                In celebration of this major championship in women’s golf, the KPMG Windy City Challenge will provide an opportunity for students to engage with incredible athletes and role models across a range of sports.  The event will provide an opportunity for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship to extend the Championship’s commitment to inspire the next generation of youth in Chicago.


                        KPMG Brand Ambassador Phil Mickelson will participate in the event for the second consecutive year, continuing his support ofKPMG’s Future Leaders Program and Championship.


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