DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., February 15, 2017 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced today that travel risk management firm, Global Rescue, will serve as the Tour’s Official Travel Risk and Crisis Management Provider. The new agreement highlights the Tour’s continued commitment to safety and security and goes into effect at this week’s ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide, Australia.
“Providing the highest level of safety remains a top priority for the LPGA. Our partnership with Global Rescue provides an additional layer of security for our Tour abroad,” said Heather Daly-Donofrio, Chief Communications and Tour Operations Officer for the LPGA.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Global Rescue, Dan Richards, said, “We are honored to partner with the LPGA, a world-class international sporting organization which takes travel safety seriously. Global Rescue looks forward to providing our support for the Tour’s expanding roster of international tournaments.”
Global Rescue will provide medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management for LPGA players, caddies, and staff when traveling internationally. The program focuses on medical advisory services, medical transport, security evacuations and travel intelligence through the company’s GRID platform, which serves as a travel intelligence system to provide the most up-to-date information for each destination.
The partnership with Global Rescue comes at a time when the LPGA continues to grow its tournaments and events. The 2017 season boasts 35 events, including four new tournaments and the return of the Solheim Cup to the Midwest. The LPGA will host events in 13 destinations outside North America this season, an increase from 10 destinations in 2011.
About Global Rescue
Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has exclusive relationships with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations and Elite Medical Group. The Company provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing 30 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: LPGA.com, facebook.com/lpga.official, twitter.com/lpga, and youtube.com/lpgavideo.