June 29, 2021
Tommy John co-founder, Erin Fujimoto, added as
keynote speaker to Women’s Day presented by EMC
World Golf Hall of Fame member, Nancy Lopez, returns to lead golf activities
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sanford International has announced that Erin Fujimoto, the co-founder of apparel company Tommy John, will be the keynote speaker of this year’s Women’s Day presented by EMC. Joining Fujimoto as a special guest will be World Golf Hall of Fame member, Nancy Lopez. Lopez will lead golf activities for attendees following the luncheon.
Women’s Day is a day to celebrate all women from the Sioux Falls community and beyond. Its mission is to build camaraderie, bring women together to strengthen business and social relationships and create a space for women to enjoy the Sanford International.
Fujimoto, co-founder and head of merchandising of Tommy John, one of the fastest growing comfort-focused lifestyle brands in the United States, will lead the luncheon as the keynote speaker. A mother of two, Fujimoto continuously battles the challenges of maintaining a work-life and mom-life balance. In 2018, she helped introduce a Tommy John women’s line, and the company sold through six months of inventory in only six weeks. Today, the women’s division represents nearly a third of the business and is projected to be roughly half in the coming years.
Fujimoto also serves on the Sanford International Board – a group of leaders involved in the guidance, direction, oversight and promotion of Sanford’s global efforts to improve the human condition, which includes the oversight of Sanford World Clinic.
Women’s Day will continue its vocation to raise money for the Sanford International’s charitable initiative, Birdies Give Back. This initiative incorporates charitable giving with the performance of the PGA TOUR Champions professionals and benefits Sanford Children’s Hospital. In 2020, Women’s Day attendees helped raise over $45,000 for Birdies Give Back.
About the Sanford International
The Sanford International Presented by Cambria, a PGA TOUR Champions event contested in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will be played at Minnehaha Country Club the week of September 13-19, featuring a $1.8 million purse. A five-year agreement is in place through 2022. In its fourth year, the Sanford International will continue to focus on charitable giving and making a lasting impact in Sioux Falls. These organizations are supported through the proceeds of the tournament and via direct donations to participating charities. For more information about the tournament, please visit sanfordinternational.com. You can also follow the tournament on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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