DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 2010 – The LPGA's Developmental Tour, the Duramed FUTURES Tour, and Penske Truck Rental have renewed their long-standing agreement. Penske will continue to serve as "The Official Equipment Truck of the Duramed FUTURES Tour," as well as sponsor two annual awards, The Penske Driving Accuracy Advantage and The Penske Driving Distance Challenge.
"We are pleased to once again partner with Penske and to have them as our transportation service provider," said Nancy Henderson, chief operating officer for the Duramed FUTURES Tour. "Their commitment to customers, dedication to excellence and innovative thinking match perfectly with the core values of our tour."
The Penske Driving Accuracy Advantage will be presented at the conclusion of the 2010 season to the Duramed FUTURES Tour professional with the highest average number of fairways hit during tournament competition. The Penske Driving Distance Challenge will be presented to the Tour player with the highest average driving distance during tournament competition. The winner of each award will take home the $500 cash prize in addition to a trophy.
Penske will have its logo displayed on tournament signage and on the Duramed FUTURES Tour Mobile Office trailer that travels to every tournament as well as a direct link between www.PenskeTruckRental.com and www.DuramedFUTURESTour.com .
"We are very pleased to serve as an official Duramed FUTURES Tour sponsor for a fifth season of play," said Don Mikes, Vice President – Consumer Rental, Penske Truck Leasing. "We look forward to providing the Tour with rental trucks for equipment transport to a total of 16 U.S. events this season."
The Duramed FUTURES Tour will bring the world's top young women golfers to 17 events in 2010. The 30th anniversary season of the Tour will feature a purse of nearly $2 million as well as its first full-field international event, to be held in Mexico. The schedule includes 16 returning tournaments, to be held in 13 states, in addition to Mexico. For the first time in the Tour's history, all stops on the Tour will boost purse amounts of $100,000 and over.
Penske Truck Rental is a service of Penske Truck Leasing. With one of the newest fleets, Penske provides do-it-yourself moves with clean, safe and reliable trucks as well as moving equipment, packing supplies and accessories. Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, used truck sales, commercial and consumer truck rentals, transportation and warehousing management, and supply chain management solutions. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more.
The LPGA's developmental tour, the Duramed FUTURES Tour, enters its 30th competitive season in 2010. The Tour's mission is to prepare the world's best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. The top 10 money winners each season earn automatic memberships on the LPGA Tour for the following season. With more than 500 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Duramed FUTURES Tour players have won a total of 353 LPGA titles, including 37 major championships. The Tour is playing for a record season purse of nearly $2 million in 2010. Duramed FUTURES Tour events have contributed more than $4.65 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation since 1989. Follow the Duramed FUTURES Tour on the web at DuramedFUTURESTour.com, Facebook.com/DuramedFUTURESTour and Twitter.com/Road2LPGA.