Southern California Latinas Recognized for Breaking the Glass Ceiling with a Golf Ball

Southern California Latinas Recognized for Breaking the Glass Ceiling with a Golf BallCelebrities Aimee Garcia, Actress/Golfer (Dexter, RoboCop) and LPGA TourPlayer, Lizette Salas will be honored.What:  The Latina Golfers Association (LGA) is hosting its inaugural Awards &Golf Fashion Show Brunch where eight Latina professionals will receive the“Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Award for excelling in their careers andutilizing golf as a business tool. The LGA will also honor actress/golfer,Aimee Garcia, profiled in the 2015 January issue of Golf Digest Magazine, aswell as LPGA Tour Champion, Lizette Salas.When:          Saturday, Jan. 24 at 10a.m.

Where: Brookside Golf Club, Mediterranean Room        1133 Rosemont Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103Who:   Aimee Garcia, Actress/Golfer        Lizette Salas, LPGA Tour Champion             Azucena Maldonado, Founder and President of LGA             Maria Salinas, Board Chair of ProAmerica BankThe Latina Awardees include:•       Betty Uribe, Ed.D., Vice President at California Bank & Trust•       Victoria Gonzalez, Member of the El Monte City Council•       Mercedes Narez, Physician with Kaiser Permanente•       Corinne Tapia, V.P. Asset Management at Vanir Development Company•       Gilda Pettit, V.P. Credit Products Officer at Bank of the West•       Helen Romero Shaw, Public Affairs Manager at Southern California GasCompany•       Leticia Chacon, Executive Director of Human Services Association andentrepreneur•       Hazel Ortega, Owner of Ortega Counseling CenterWhy:              The Latina Golfers Association (LGA) is committed toempowering women and girls by developing their leadership skills throughgolf.  With over 1,200 members in Southern California, LGA teaches women howto utilize golf as a business tool in order to break the glass ceiling with agolf ball.  The LGA hosts golf clinics, golf lessons, tournaments, andoutings for women in a fun and welcoming environment to introduce them togolf for their professional development, personal enjoyment, and to promote ahealthy lifestyle.

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