News media welcome at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Week

Here's a preview of events taking place in the Chicago area starting Monday, June 25, at Soldier Field.

By Candace Rivera

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, a collaboration between KPMG, PGA of America and LPGA, combines a world-class, annual major golf championship with the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit and KPMG Future Leaders Program -- all focused on the development, advancement, and empowerment of women on and off the golf course.

News media are invited to participate and cover the exciting events in the Chicago area during the week of the Championship. Here’s a preview of what’s to come:

--Monday, June 25, 2018

The KPMG Windy City Skills Challenge

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. CST: Skills Challenges & Athlete Finale. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CST: Media Interview Opportunities with Athletes.

Where: Soldier Field | 1410 Museum Campus Dr. Chicago, IL 60605

Phil Mickelson, Mariah Stackhouse and local Chicago athletes will participate in a series of sports challenges at Soldier Field, kicking off the week of the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. All youth will have a chance to participate in various activities and then watch their favorite athletes go head-to-head.

--Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Pro-Am

Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m. CST

Where: Kemper Lakes Golf Club | 24000 N Old McHenry Rd, Kildeer, IL 60047

This event features an incredible lineup including 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO Lynne Doughtie, and numerous LPGA players.

--Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit

The event will be live streamed in its entirety at beginning at 10:30 a.m. EST / 9:30 a.m. CST.

The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit convenes highly accomplished leaders in the worlds of business, politics, sports, and the media to share strategies, insights and lessons learned from their personal journeys with the next generation of women leaders nominated by their CEOs to attend, which includes representation from more than 80 of the world’s leading brands. The objective of the Summit is to help move more women into the C-suite. Condoleezza Rice, Lynne Doughtie, and retired 4-star U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard will serve as this year’s keynote speakers.

The Olympians Press Conference:

Time: 1:00 p.m. CST

Where: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Media Center at Kemper Lakes Golf Club | 24000 N Old McHenry Rd, Kildeer, IL 60047

Olympic Medalists Nancy Kerrigan, Hilary Knight, and Maia Shibutani will share leadership experiences they’ve learned on and off the ice.

--Thursday, June 28 - Sunday, July 1

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Time: Check for full schedule

Where: Kemper Lakes Golf Club | 24000 N Old McHenry Rd, Kildeer, IL 60047

Come see the world’s top female golfers compete at Kemper Lakes Golf Club. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship offers a purse among the highest in women’s golf.