PREMIER 36-HOLE GOLF TOURNAMENT

FOR ELITE MINORITY JUNIORS, COLLEGIATE GOLFERS, & TOUR PROFESSIONALS

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OMNI RESORT AT CHAMPIONSGATE ORLANDO, FL.

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FEBRUARY 17-19, 2023

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THORPE

PREMIER 36-HOLE GOLF TOURNAMENT

FOR ELITE MINORITY JUNIORS, COLLEGIATE GOLFERS, & TOUR PROFESSIONALS
OMNI RESORT AT CHAMPIONSGATE
ORLANDO, FL.
FEBRUARY 16-18, 2024

JIM THORPE INVITATIONAL

The 2024 Jim Thorpe Invitational is offering an unprecedented opportunity to Elite Junior Minority Golfers, Collegiate Athletes, and Tour Professionals from across the US, Canada, and Caribbean to compete in this signature 36 Hole Tournament. Participants will compete in two rounds of high level golf against on the Greg Norman designed Championsgate Golf Courses in Orlando, Fl.

This annual golf event in Orlando will attract up to 120 of our most talented junior and collegiate golf athletes, as well as the Top Ladies and Gentlemen who currently compete as Professional Tour Players to compete for a combined 30k Purse. This golf event was created to celebrate Jim Thorpe and create an event that will allow his supporters to participate and contribute to increasing the amount of minority golfers being introduced to the sport of golf and competing in events that will prepare them for either a career in golf on or off the fairways.

United Golfers Association (UGA) [Founded in 1925] is a 501C3 - non-profit organization that is committed to increasing the introduction, development and advancement of Black youth and adults within the sport of golf.The UGA shares a profound connection with the Jim Thorpe Invitational (JTI), an esteemed golf tournament established in 2022. As a non-profit organization, the UGA has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of minority representation in the world of golf for almost 100 years. The JTI serves as the premier annual fundraiser for the UGA, stands as a testament to their commitment to fostering inclusivity and providing opportunities for aspiring minority golfers.

The UGA and the Jim Thorpe Invitational share a symbiotic relationship, where the tournament serves as a flagship initiative, propelling the UGA's mission forward. The UGA's dedication to fostering diversity and creating opportunities through events like the JTI remains instrumental in breaking barriers and promoting equality within the realm of golf.

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2024 JTI Schedule

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FEBRUARY 16

  • PRACTICE ROUND (ALL PLAYERS)
  • 9:30AM PRO-AM TOURNAMENT
  • GOLF CLINIC WITH JIM THORPE AND JIM DENT
  • WELCOME RECEPTION
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FEBRUARY 17

DAY 1 - TOURNAMENT AT CHAMPIONSGATE

  • INTERNATIONAL GOLF COURSE | JUNIORS
  • COLLEGIATE & TOUR PLAYERS ON NATIONAL COURSE
  • PANEL - "INVESTING IN YOU"
  • SEMINAR  & PANEL DISCUSSION WITH GOLF LEGENDS, HBCU PLAYERS, COACHES, AND INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
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FEBRUARY 18

DAY 2 - TOURNAMENT AT CHAMPIONSGATE

  • INTERNATIONAL GOLF COURSE | JUNIORS
  • COLLEGIATE & TOUR PLAYERS ON NATIONAL COURSE
  • JTI AWARDS RECEPTION & PRESENTATION
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THE JUNIOR EVENT

Two Days, Two Courses | There will be one BIG winner in each of the girls and boys divisions.

Come and compete against the top Minority Junior Elite Golfers from across the globe in Orlando this February 25 – 27th, 2022.  Will it be you? The only way to find out is to register.

01BOYS/GIRLS U9
02BOYS/GIRLS AGE 10 - 12
03BOYS/GIRLS AGE 13 - 15
04BOYS/GIRLS AGE 16 - 18

2024 PRESENTING SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

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Junior Golfers

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Tour
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