USGA Launches U.S. Women’s Open Junior Ticket Design Contest for Local Charleston Youth

The United States Golf Association (USGA) and MUSC Children’s Health launched a contest today for local Charleston youth to design the junior tickets for the 74th U.S. Women’s Open, which will be played at Country Club of Charleston from May 27-June 2, 2019. Eligible contestants can find full information and download the entry form at uswomensopen.com.

Three (3) winners will be chosen and their designs will be prominently featured on tickets for all juniors who attend the U.S. Women’s Open, as well as on site at the Country Club of Charleston during the championship. The entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, February 15, and winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

“We’re looking forward to engaging local kids as we continue to celebrate and embrace the community’s support of the U.S. Women’s Open,” said Matt Sawicki, championship director. “The Charleston community and MUSC have shown tremendous support for the Championship and this contest will further that engagement in a fun, interactive way.”

Juniors are encouraged to show their creativity and originality in their ticket design entry.

The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C. who are 18 and younger. Entrants who are considered a minor must have a parent/legal guardian’s permission in the form of a signed entry form to participate. Eligible entrants under 13 must have a parent/legal guardian submit the entry form on their behalf.  No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win. For complete Official Rules and entry details visit uswomensopen.com.

“At MUSC Children’s Health, we are constantly looking for ways to engage kids in the Charleston area in healthy, active lifestyles, and encouraging them to attend one of the biggest sporting events in the world like the U.S. Women’s Open is a great opportunity to do so,” said MUSC’s Children’s & Women’s ICCE Chief, Mark Scheurer, M.D. “This ticket design contest is a perfect opportunity for kids to feel involved with the championship beginning today and helps build excitement to what we know will be a great event in May.”

Through its support of junior programming, MUSC will be an integral part of activities for juniors and their families leading up to and during the Championship. All youths age 18 and under will receive complimentary admission to the Championship with a ticket-holding adult. Specific on-site activities for juniors will be announced closer to the Championship.

For 2019 Women’s Open information, visit uswomensopen.com.

About the USGA

The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment and amateur status rules. Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions is the United States, its territories and Mexico. The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org

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