GALLOWAY, NEW JERSEY | One of the iconic images of World War II revived by the 75th anniversary of D-Day is that of Rosie the Riveter. Clad in a red scarf with white polka dots in a Norman Rockwell illustration, Rosie represented millions of American women who worked in factories while men went off to fight. But Rosie wouldn’t have been able to wield a rivet gun back then without the kind of help the J.M. Smucker Co. gives to LPGA players now.
As G.G. Wetherill wrote in 1943, “The hand that holds the pneumatic riveter cannot rock the cradle at the same time.” And the hand that holds the golf club cannot rock the cradle at this time. Rosie could work because of subsidized childcare.
For a quarter century, women on the LPGA have been able to do their job because of the Child Development Center supported by Smucker’s. In fact, the earliest children cared for by the LPGA and Smucker’s while their mothers played are now older than seven of the top 10 players in the Rolex Rankings.
On this day, children in the Smucker's Child Devel...
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