PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The PGA of America is encouraging diverse and locally owned suppliers to provide sourcing in support of the 102nd PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco; and the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.
Minority-, women-, LGBT-, Disabled- and Veteran-owned businesses are invited to participate in the PGA Diverse Business Opportunity Exchange. Companies can now register through May 31—at PGASupplierInclusion.org—to potentially interview with larger direct suppliers (also known as prime or Tier 1 suppliers) for opportunities during the PGA Championship, to be held May 11-17, 2020; and the Ryder Cup, Sept. 22-27, 2020.
“We are thrilled to be hosting our diverse business opportunity exchange for the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park and the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits,” said PGA of America Chief People Officer Sandy Cross. “San Francisco is rich in culture and diversity, and the PGA has a history of successful championships in Wisconsin. We’re excited to provide an opportunity to connect our prime suppliers with qualified diverse suppliers, to bring value, service and innovation to the supply chain for each of these world-class events.”
Golf is an $84 billion industry, and major events like these generate substantial entertainment and tourism dollars for host cities and surrounding areas. Accordingly, building a supply chain representative of the population is imperative. Outreach efforts to diverse business associations include those within host cities, states and national associations.
“Major events like the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup bring value to our host cities,” said PGA of America Chief Championships Officer Kerry Haigh. “This is an opportunity to reflect the culture of the city of San Francisco and the town of Kohler, as well as their respective regions, within our championship operations.”
Companies interested in registering for the potential opportunity to participate in the PGA Diverse Business Opportunity Exchange should visit PGASupplierInclusion.org. A variety of services are needed, such as food products, temporary housing, florals and labor. A full listing of needs is featured on the website.
All registrations must be received by May 31, 2019, to be considered.