DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 19, 2022) – First Tee – Greater Richmond Senior Director of Programming Brittany Woo has been named as a nominee for the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Sandy LaBauve Spirit Award, the organization recently announced. Woo is one of 81 nominees across the country to be nominated by their Girls Golf parents and peers for this prestigious award.
Named after the founder of LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the Sandy LaBauve Spirit Award honors an individual who has gone above and beyond to inspire the lives of juniors through their passion and dedication to empowering girls through golf. LaBauve was an LPGA Teaching Professional in Phoenix, Ariz., and the mother of two daughters when she founded Girls Golf in 1989.
“Brittany embodies the mission of First Tee and LPGA*USGA Girls Golf and is most deserving of this nomination,” First Tee – Greater Richmond Vice President of Impact Kelly Brown said. “She is a great role model and inspires girls of all ages in our community to achieve anything they set their minds to. Through her leadership, our girls are more confident on and off the golf course.”
Nominees plan, organize and implement Girls Golf clinics, tournaments, field trips, social activities, and more, sharing their passion by providing girls with quality and memorable experiences that not only affect their lives but also help to shape their futures daily.
Woo has been part of the First Tee – Greater Richmond family since 2003, when she first enrolled in First Tee Programs. Today, she oversees the organization’s programming team, coaches and volunteers. Additionally, Woo helps coordinate programming schedules at all three First Tee – Greater Richmond facilities and collaborates with its partners to ensure the success of the First Tee Schools Program.
A two-time graduate of the University of Richmond, Woo worked as the school’s Major Gifts and Philanthropy Coordinator for almost two years before returning to First Tee – Greater Richmond in 2020.
Prior to that, she held several jobs in the golf industry, including internships with the PGA TOUR and First Tee Headquarters. While at the PGA TOUR, Woo was a Tournament Services Intern, managing 1,200 volunteers and supporting the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond. For more information on LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, visit www.girlsgolf.org.