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GCAA and Sun SafeTee® to Provide Skin Damage Screenings at Four Fall Tournaments

NORMAN, Okla. – The GCAA and Sun SafeTee have announced they have partnered with local dermatologists to provide skin damage screenings at four college tournaments this fall. The events are the PING/Golfweek Preview (hosted by Oklahoma State), William H. Tucker Intercollegiate (New Mexico), Wolfpack Intercollegiate (NC State) and Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at The Ridges (East Tennessee State).

As a part of the program that began last spring at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship, a dermatologist will be present to provide a skin cancer screening for all coaches and participants in the field. Sun SafeTee will also provide sunscreen for three of the events. Additional events will be added for the spring season.

Skin cancer and skin damage caused by long-term exposure to the sun has long been a concern of golfers around the world. With the help of Sun SafeTee, the GCAA and other golf associations will work together over the coming months and years to provide a continuing message of how individuals can best protect themselves. Additionally, the associations will continue to reach out to other golf organizations, state golf associations and junior tours across the country and ask that they also join us and Sun SafeTee to provide the same education to their members to provide a consistent message beginning in junior golf through their collegiate career.

The Sun SafeTee Program is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit sun protection and skin cancer awareness program designed specifically for the golf community.  The program focuses on Junior and Collegiate golfers.  Sun SafeTee provides educational seminars to golf professionals and the public, distributes sun protection information and sunscreen samples at various golf events and conduct skin cancer screenings. The goal of the Sun SafeTee Program is to have golfers enjoy a lifetime of healthy golf.