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WISE Tampa Bay Welcomes the ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican as Newest Champion Partner and Corporate Member


Tampa, FL (March 13, 2024) – WISE Tampa Bay proudly announces its latest champion partner and corporate member, the ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican. This partnership marks a significant milestone in the mission of WISE Tampa Bay to foster meaningful industry connections and create a safe, inclusive and supportive environment for its members.

“Marci and her team are incredible and we are extremely excited about this partnership,” said Claire Lessinger, President of WISE Tampa Bay. “With the LPGA being the world’s leading professional golf organization for women and the ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at the Pelican being the only LPGA event in our region, we are thrilled to unite forces and help grow and support our women’s sports community. We look forward to welcoming and cheering on the greatest female golfers in the world on November 14th – 17th!”

As an organization dedicated to advancing the careers of women in sports and entertainment, WISE Tampa Bay focuses on education, mentorship and networking opportunities. Through various events and initiatives throughout the year, WISE Tampa Bay aims to strengthen and impact the local sports and entertainment community positively.

The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican, renowned for bringing the greatest female professional golfers in the world to the Tampa-Clearwater area, has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious stops on the LPGA schedule. With its commitment to excellence and empowerment, the tournament aligns seamlessly with the values and goals of WISE Tampa Bay.

“Serving as Tampa Bay region’s LPGA event held at Pelican Golf Club, The ANNIKA is thrilled to be supporting WISE Tampa Bay,” stated Marci Doyle, Executive Vice President of Outlyr. “WISE provides a wonderful resource for professional women, from providing business networking to supporting professional women’s journeys, and we’re proud to be partnering with them.”

About WISE Tampa Bay

The WISE mission is to empower women in the business of sports with the tools to reach their career goals. Through peer support, mentoring programs and professional development and training, we strive to help members maximize their potential, sharpen their skills, and advance their careers at every stage of their professional journeys. Founded in 2018, WISE Tampa Bay carries out the WISE mission by facilitating meaningful industry connections while creating a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for our members. With a strong emphasis on education, mentorship and networking, WISE Tampa Bay hosts a wide variety of events and initiatives throughout the year that strengthen and impact the local sports and entertainment community.  WISE Tampa Bay is led by talented, experienced, and diverse industry professionals who are committed to providing women with the tools and resources to help take their careers to the next level.

The ANNIKA Driven by Gainbridge at Pelican

The Annika driven by Gainbridge at Pelican is a premier LPGA event held annually at the Pelican Golf Club. Named after golf legend Annika Sörenstam, the tournament showcases the talents of the world's top female professional golfers and promotes excellence, empowerment and inclusivity in the sport. For more information please visit:



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