April 9, 2015 – As golf’s top professionals prepare to add another chapter to the Masters’ legendary history, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association and PING Canada continue to shape the story of amateur golf in Canada.
The CCAA has renewed its agreement with PING Canada to serve as the official title sponsor of the PING CCAA Golf National Championships for another three collegiate golf seasons.
For more than 15 years, PING has supported this event as well as the PING Skills Competition and the PING CCAA Fair Play Awards, which are presented during the Championships. The three-year agreement ensures that the CCAA and PING’s partnership will continue through the 2017 season.
Dave Wilson, General Manager at PING Canada, has been a strong advocate for amateur golf in Canada and considers the CCAA National Championships as a notable event for the sport.
“PING Canada is pleased to announce the renewal of support for the CCAA Golf National Championships,” said Wilson. “PING’s participation in this important event continues to evolve and we believe that our partnership with the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association encourages young players to play their best.”
Vince Amato, CCAA VP Marketing, agrees that the sport of golf continues to grow at the collegiate level thanks in part to the persistent support from an industry leader like PING.
“The popularity and success of golf in the CCAA has been apparent over the last several years and PING had been an important part of that success,” said Amato. “The CCAA is excited to continue its great relationship with PING and we look forward to seeing the sport grow even more with PING as a supporting partner.”
The 2015 PING CCAA Golf National Championships will be hosted by the University of the Fraser Valley Oct. 13-16 at the Chilliwack Golf Club in Chilliwack, BC.
PING Canada is also the long serving title sponsor of the PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship which is being hosted this summer at the Lakeridge Golf Club in Whitby, ON July 27-30, 2015.
Bubba Watson (pictured below) is the defending Masters champion. Other golfers representing PING at the Masters include: Billy Horschel, Hunter Mahan, Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen, Miguel A. Jimenez and Angel Cabrera.
The CCAA is a national sport organization enriching the academic experiences of student-athletes through intercollegiate sport.