The Aerie Bed & Breakfast

New Bern

About The LPGA Foundation

The LPGA Foundation was established in 1991 and is committed to being a leader in improving the lives of girls and women through the game of golf. Its mission is to empower, inspire and transform the lives of girls and young women through the game of golf.


The LPGA Foundation has four main goals:

       1. To develop and maintain junior golf programs across the country

       2. To develop and maintain scholarship programs for junior golfers

       3. To maintain a financial assistance fund for those in the golf industry

       4. To conduct research and development educational activities related to golf instruction


Follow the link to the LPGA Foundation website

About Girls Golf

The major golf program for juniors under the umbrella of The LPGA Foundation is LPGA-USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf), a national developmental golf program for girls. LPGA-USGA Girls Golf is an expanded program modeled after the LPGA Girls Golf Club, which was established in Phoenix in 1989 by LPGA Professionals member Sandy LaBauve. It became an initiative of The LPGA Foundation in 1994.

In January 2002, The LPGA Foundation and the United States Golf Association (USGA) launched a cooperative effort to further promote and grow girls’ golf and the future of girls’ golf in the United States, and the program was renamed LPGA-USGA Girls Golf to reflect this expanded partnership. The program provides an opportunity for girls, ages 7 to 17, to learn to play golf, build lasting friendships and experience competition in a fun, supportive environment, preparing them for a lifetime of enjoyment with the game.

The only national initiative of its kind, Girls Golf is aimed at introducing girls to the game of golf and empowering them with confidence, friendships and life skills.

Throughout its 20-year history, Girls Golf has empowered a total of more than 300,000 girls through golf — now impacting 60,000 more young women each year. More than 380 Girls Golf programs are operated by local site directors and golf professionals in communities across the country. These program directors (along with the assistance of staff, coaches and/or volunteers) coordinate golf clinics, professional instruction, outings, competitive events and social activities for their members.

Follow the link to the LPGA Girls Golf.

the Aerie and the Foundation

The Aerie has pledged 10% of all proceeds for guests staying with us during the LPGA Epson Tour Champions Fore Change Invitational, being held in New Bern on June 2nd-4th. We support the values of the Foundation, supporting women’s athletics, and women’s leadership. We are proud to be a part of this organization and ask that you consider donating to this great cause.


The LPGA Foundation was established in 1991 and id a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which supports junior golf programs, scholarships, and financial assistance programs for women and young ladies.


Follow the link to the LPGA Foundation donation site.


About the Epson Tour and the Champions Fore Change Invitational

The Epson Tour is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour and enters its 39th competitive season in 2019. With the support of its umbrella partner Epson, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Since Epson’s inaugural sponsorship year in 2022, the Epson Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7 million in prize money to $4 million in prize money awarded over the course of 24 tournaments.


The Champions Fore Change Invitational, a new tournament that celebrates the work of the tour and its partners in their commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


Follow the link to the Tournament