Jan 6, 2014

Help Fund "The Founders", The Inspiring Story of the LPGA's Pioneers



The time has come to tell this story.

It's the story of a defining moment in women's... and sports... history; a tale of thirteen brave, talented and charismatic women who collectively created the first women's professional sports association: the LPGA Tour.

As we await the start of the 2014 LPGA season... a season that'll feature 32 official tournaments and over $56 million in prize money... it's hard to imagine the challenges these founders faced in the early 1950's as they struggled to bring women's professional golf to a "place of sustainability".

It's a compelling story on so many levels and now, finally, documentary film is in the works to tell it.   Through archival photos and footage, period reenactments, and interviews with the four remaining founders, the film will recreate a mid-century America that was full of promise, but still very restrictive for female athletes. It will also highlight the distinct talents and personalities of those 13 brave founders united by their love of golf and their conviction that women had a place in it.

Of course it's enormously challenging to fund an independent film and bring it to the public, but thorough a Kickstarter campaign launched by the production company, Eleven 11 Films, you can help make it happen.  To that end, I urge you to join me in backing the film by making a pledge.

Pledges start at just $1, but there are some nice perks for contributions of $10, $25, $50 and $100 dollars and some wonderful ones for increments beyond that.  It's all outlined on The Founders Kickstarter page.  The campaign only lasts for the next nine days so make your pledge as soon as possible, it's time to make this movie and honor the legacy of The Founders.

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