Organizers of the Indianapolis Women in Tech Championship says spectators and participants at the LPGA event will enjoy an improved version in 2019 as some of the best golfers in the world return for a third time to the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course in Speedway. Whitney Kuntz, senior sponsorship director at Connecticut-based promoter Octagon, says plans call for growing existing offerings surrounding the event like the IWiT Summit and the Eureka Exchange. The 2019 IWiT Championship is scheduled for September 23-29, a month later than this year.
In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Kuntz said the return demonstrates the event’s "great success." She added "as of right now, we are sticking with what worked best. The plan is to grow the events that we currently have slated and just make them bigger and better in 2019." Next year’s title sponsor will be Group One Thousand One, a life insurance provider which also sponsors the Fields & Futures initiative in Oklahoma City. It replaces Guggenheim, which was on the marquee for the first two events.
The 2018 purse was $2 million and the winner, Sung Hyun Park, earned a $300,000 check. The week-long, 144-player event is designed to inspire women and girls to pursue STEM-related education and careers and it supports the Indy Women in Tech Foundation. You can connect to more about the event by clicking here.
In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Octagon Senior Sponsorship Director Whitney Kuntz said the return demonstrates the event’s “great success.”