Auction will support seven nationwide organizations to kick off holiday season

BOURBON, Mo. – Imperial Headwear is thrilled to announce its partnership with non-profit organizations and renowned artists for its first Tour VisorTM Fundraiser. The auction fundraiser is set to begin on Dec. 9 and run through Dec. 15 on, with all proceeds benefitting the partner non-profit organizations.

Imperial has teamed up with the American Junior Golf Association, Evans Scholars Foundation, The First Green, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, Gateway PGA REACH Foundation, Tee It Up for the Troops and Youth on Course for the first Tour VisorTM Fundraiser. A single limited-edition Tour VisorTM was created for consumers and organization supporters to bid on, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the respective non-profit organization.

“The Tour VisorTM Fundraiser was an incredibly rewarding process of bringing together the non-profit organizations we currently support with renowned artists who can help bring their stories to life,” said David Shaffer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Imperial. “These Tour VisorsTM are truly one of a kind and the auction winners for each visor will have an artistic piece that gives back to these wonderful organizations.”

Each organization was partnered with an artist to create a single Tour VisorTM that epitomizes the mission, vision and values of the respective organization. A variety of artistic mediums was used, from painting and photography to graphic design. Imperial collaborated with Lee Wybranski, Dave Baysden and Seth McWhorter to bring their visions to life. To bid on the limited-edition pieces in the Tour VisorTM fundraiser, please visit from Dec. 9-15, 2019. Each Tour VisorTM bid will begin at $250.

PGA REACH Foundation
Artist: Dave Baysden
The Gateway PGA REACH Foundation is “Improving Lives Through the Community of Golf.” By inspiring and directing the resources of our golfing community, we will positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA Professionals, PGA Sections and the game of golf. Our goal is to make the game of golf accessible to youth of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds; Keep at-risk youth in school by helping to enable academic and post-secondary opportunities through programs and initiatives tied to the game of golf; Improve military veterans’ quality of life by enhancing their physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing; Establish a network of diverse talent who are able to ascend to key employment positions in the golf industry; and Demonstrate that the game of golf can impact a community outside the traditional confines of the game.

About Imperial Headwear
Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer of premium quality headwear, apparel and accessories for the golf market. Imperial’s products can be found at 96 of the Top 100 and over 70% of the Top 400 golf courses in the United States. The Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) has voted Imperial the #1 golf headwear brand for four years in a row. Imperial is committed to style, functionality and perfection in fit and comfort. It is this commitment that has allowed the creation of a wide variety of headwear and apparel with quality that is second to none. Renowned for its superior customer service and art customization capabilities, Imperial offers its products using the most innovative fabrics and designs, as well as logo decoration and embellishment technologies. For further information please visit or call (800) 950-1916. Follow Imperial Headwear on Twitter and Instagram at @ImperialHats and on Facebook at Imperial Headwear’s 100th Anniversary video can be viewed at

Abby Liebenthal
Marketing Manager