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Richmond Hill, Ont. (September 26, 2018) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce Visit St. Pete/Clearwater has renewed their support of the CJGA World Junior Challenge for 2018. The annual CJGA event takes place at Innisbrook Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Harbor, Florida December 28-30 each year.

“We are extremely pleased to continue the partnership with Visit St. Pete/Clearwater and our CJGA World Junior Challenge” said Brad Parkins, CJGA Chief Operations Officer. “This is a flagship event on the CJGA schedule and showcasing all that the St. Pete/Clearwater area has to offer is only enhanced to our guests through this partnership.”

“We are thrilled to extend this partnership another year for the 2018 CJCA World Junior Challenge,” said Tim Ramsberger, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Chief Operating Officer. “We look forward to hosting the competitors and spectators at the renowned Innisbrook Resort, as well as throughout our world-class destination.”

Innisbrook Golf Resort & Spa, home of the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship, will host the CJGA World Junior Challenge for the 19th time in the events 26-year history.

About Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Situated on a sun-drenched peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Tampa Bay, St. Pete/Clearwater is the most popular destination on the Gulf of Mexico with 35 miles of white-sand beaches. Renowned for its award-winning beaches and charming Florida beach towns, St. Pete/Clearwater routinely lands on TripAdvisor’s Best Beaches lists. Reaffirming its reputation as America’s Best Beaches, Clearwater Beach was crowned TripAdvisor’s 2018 No. 1 Best Beach in the U.S. for the second time in three years, in addition to being named No. 7 in the World. St. Pete Beach came in at No. 7 putting two area beaches in the Top 10.

In addition to the raved-about beach towns, the area’s culinary, arts and cultural scenes are just a few reasons why St. Pete/Clearwater is a top international destination. From world-class museums, including The Dali Museum and more than 100+ vibrant urban murals sprinkling downtown St. Pete, to Winter the dolphin, star of blockbuster film Dolphin Tale, calling Clearwater Marine Aquarium home and the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship at Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course, there’s even more to discover beyond the beaches.

No matter where you visit while on vacation in the St. Pete/Clearwater area, you’ll get a glimpse of authentic Florida with great people, tons of attractions, and fun (and beaches) for miles.

About the Canadian Junior Golf Association

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) non-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.

Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information, please visit

The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.

For more information please contact:
Brad Parkins
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association