USJGT to Support Sun Protection Education Initiative
Online PR News – 03-August-2013 – San Diego, CA – The Sun SafeTee Program, the leader in sun protection education for golfers, announced today that it has added a new partner, the United States Junior Golf Tour (USJGT).
“Sun SafeTee is extremely pleased that the USJGT will be partnering in our effort to educate junior golfers on the importance of sun protection and skin cancer prevention, said Mark Wishner, President of Sun SafeTee, “We are looking forward to working with the USJGT, an organization that has committed itself to junior golf.”
This year over 3 million skin cancers will be diagnosed in the United States and 12,000 people will die from melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. According to Wishner, since golfers spend a significant amount of time in the sun they have a higher risk of developing skin cancer than the general population.
“We are excited to partner with Sun SafeTee and share in its mission to educate junior golfers about proper protection from the sun,” Mark McClellan, USJGT Co-Founder and Co-Director said. “We are looking forward to working with Sun SafeTee to provide educational opportunities to our junior golfers.”
“The addition of the USJGT expands our footprint and provides additional resources to help educate junior golfers on sun protection. By partnering with Sun SafeTee, The USJGT is demonstrating their commitment to the game of golf and the health of golfers,” Wishner added.
About Sun SafeTee®
The Sun SafeTee Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit sun protection and skin cancer awareness program designed specifically for the golf community. The program provides educational seminars to golf professionals and the public and distributes sun protection information and sunscreen samples at various golf events. The organization focuses on Junior and Collegiate golfers and is also a partner with The First Tee, the Golf Coaches Association of America and the National Golf Coaches Association and the American Junior Golf Association. The organization also has the endorsement of the public health initiative Doctors Orders: Play Golf. To learn more about The Sun SafeTee Program or to make a tax deductible donation visit www.sunsafetee.org. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
The United States Junior Golf Tour has been in operation since 2001, and more than different 2,500 golfers have participated in one of our events since the tour’s inception. Last fall alone, 250 different golfers competed in one of our events. We expect that number to more than double this spring. Participants range from ages 8-18, and last fall more than 250 individuals competed in USJGT events in Arkansas, Memphis, and Nashville.