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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – May 5, 2023 - The Board of Directors of the Southwest PGA Foundation has named Danny Medina the new Executive Director of the Foundation.

Medina, a 14-year member of the PGA of America, most recently served as the PGA Director of Golf at the Stone Canyon Club in Oro Valley, Ariz., and prior to that, 16 years at Omni Tucson (Ariz.) National Golf Resort & Spa.

"We are thrilled to have Danny as our new Executive Director of the Southwest PGA Foundation," said Michael Haywood, Chairman of the Southwest PGA Foundation. "With Danny’s extensive experience and proven leadership, we believe he is the perfect candidate to lead us through our next phase of growth and impact. We look forward to working with him to continue making a positive difference."

A native of Tucson, Medina's hiring aligns with the Southwest PGA Foundation's strategic growth plan to expand its programming, development, scholarships and outreach initiatives, including PGA HOPE and Birdies for Good.

"It is an incredible honor to be named the Executive Director of the Southwest PGA Foundation," said Medina. "I love the mission of the Foundation and I am dedicated to supporting and enhancing the current initiatives with the same passion and professionalism that I’ve demonstrated throughout my career."

Medina has served on the Southwest PGA and Southern Chapter PGA board of directors, including president of the Southern Chapter PGA and volunteering his time as the Vice Chairman of the Southwest PGA Foundation. Among his many honors in both the Southwest PGA and Southern Chapter PGA, Medina was recognized as the 2018 Southwest PGA Golf Professional of the Year, the highest honor bestowed on a PGA Professional, and the recipient of the 2021 Southwest PGA Patriot Award, which bestows special recognition on a PGA Professional who personifies patriotism through the game of golf and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who have valiantly served and protected our country.

About the Southwest PGA Foundation:
The Southwest PGA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves as the charitable arm of the Southwest PGA and its more than 1,200 PGA golf professionals. Established in 1998, the organizational mission is to utilize the game of golf and the men and women golf professionals in Arizona and Southern Nevada, who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf, to positively impact the lives of youth, military veterans, minorities and at-risk families and individuals within the communities we serve. The Foundation annually supports and partners with Special Olympics Arizona, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix, Southern Arizona and Greater Las Vegas. The Foundation supports and administers programming for PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), which is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans and Active-Duty Military to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. For more information about the Southwest PGA Foundation, please visit our website.

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