Golf and soccer fans have an opportunity to experience a double dose of women’s professional sports as the LPGA, the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, and NJ/NY Gotham FC, the only women’s professional soccer team in NJ, have partnered to offer a dual-ticket package.
Families can pay one price and enjoy a 2021 Gotham FC game at Red Bull Arena along with a one-day general admission ticket to the 2021 LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup, taking place October 6-10 at historic Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell.
For $50, sports fans will receive a sideline seat at Red Bull Arena, and a general admission ticket to the Cognizant Founders Cup where the world’s best professional golfers will be competing for a $3 million purse, making it the largest LPGA Tour event outside the majors and the CME Group Tour Championship.
Currently sitting in 3rd place in the NWSL standings, Gotham FC is led by the iconic Carli Lloyd, who is back with the team after scoring 2 goals to help the USA women’s soccer team capture a bronze medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. NJ/NY Gotham FC was a 2021 Challenge Cup Championship finalist and has only recorded three losses in thirteen regular season matches this season.
“Partnering with the LPGA is a perfect way to further Gotham FC’s mission of raising the profile and visibility of women’s sports,” said Yael Averbuch West, Interim General Manager, NJ/NY Gotham FC. “We’re excited to welcome new fans to both sports as we showcase the talent of these extraordinary athletes.”
Fresh off her Olympic Gold Medal, Nelly Korda, the #1 ranked player in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, headlines an elite field at The Cognizant Founders Cup. The tournament, which debuted in 2011, pays tribute to the 13 founding members of the LPGA, including surviving founders Marlene Bauer Hagge and Shirley Spork. This year marks the inaugural year with N.J.-based Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH), one of the world’s leading professional services companies, as title sponsor. Led by Korda, the 132-player field is expected to be filled with the Tour’s most talented and accomplished players.
“This partnership is an exciting collaboration that showcases some of the greatest and most accomplished professional athletes in their respective sports,” said Scott Wood, Tournament Director, LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup. “In addition to delivering the ultimate in family entertainment at two world-class venues, the opportunity to see these incredible female athletes compete at the highest level will inspire the next generation to dream big.”
The NJ/NY Gotham FC and LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup dual ticket-package can be purchased through the following link https://fevo.me/cognizant-founders-cup-offer, with the promo code LPGA.
ABOUT NJ/NY GOTHAM FC
Originally named Sky Blue FC, the Club underwent a major rebrand in April 2021 and officially changed its name to NJ/NY Gotham FC. Representing New Jersey and New York, the Club plays its National Women’s Soccer League home matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. The Club has been part of the NWSL since the league launched in 2013. Founded in 2007, Gotham FC originally debuted as Jersey Sky Blue in the W-League of United Soccer Leagues. The Club won its first trophy as Sky Blue FC in 2009 after winning the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer championship. Most recently, Gotham FC played in the 2021 Challenge Cup Final against the Portland Thorns, the Club’s first-ever championship appearance in NWSL competition.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive. Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Symetra Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the three Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries.
Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders, and game-changers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone. Follow the LPGA on its U.S. television home, Golf Channel, online at www.LPGA.com and on its mobile apps. Join the social conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Cognizant works to advance diversity and inclusion in its business and beyond, including its partnership with the LPGA Tour, which aims to make sports more inclusive at all levels across the globe. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant.