Giving from the Heart - Examples of Players' Charity

Many LPGA players lend their talent and generosity to various charities across the globe.

Players with military connections:  Wendy Ward and Vicky Hurst, fathers.  Jill McGill has twice visited troops in Iraq.  Jeong Jang supports Korean War veterans in Rochester, N.Y., Paula Creamer (father) recently took a flight in an F-16.

Cristie Kerr - recently held her annual Cristie Kerr Birdies for Breast Cancer Celebrity Classic.  The money raised went to support the newly opened Cristie Kerr Women's Health Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.  The center provides mammography screenings, ultrasounds, bone density scans and breast MRI's for both insured and uninsured patients.

Angela Stanford - recently held her annual "Let Your Light Shine" tournament to benefit local charities in Texas.  She also participated in a skins game with PGA Tour winner John Daly to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.

Leta Lindley - hosts an annual event to raise money to combat Prader-Willi Syndrome.  Lindley's passion for finding a cure to the lifelong illness which is the leading cause of childhood obesity deaths, developed when she met Josi Levine, a young girl living with the disease.  Lindley is a mother of two.

Beth Bader – established the Susan L. Bader Foundation of Hope which raises funds to support pancreatic cancer research.  Bader began the Foundation after her mother lost her battle to the disease.  Bader raises funds through a charity golf outing and through pledges for her "Birdies for a Breakthrough" Program.

Alena Sharp – raises funds through the Alena Sharp Charity Classic to benefit the Alzheimer's Society of Hamilton, Halton and Brant.  Sharp recently hosted the event for the fifth consecutive year.  Her inspiration - her grandmother had Alzheimer's.

Inbee Park – supports LPGA-USGA Girls Golf.  Park donated $50,000 to the LPGA Foundation to support Girls Golf after winning the U.S. Open.  The donation continues to fund a program that provides disadvantaged girls with sets of golf clubs.  She has also performed clinics at Girls Golf sites

Mariajo Uribe – as an amateur Uribe started hew own foundation "Fore" after winning the U.S. Amateur.  "Fore" builds centers providing extracurricular activities in Columbia's small towns and offers an environment for homework and studies where teachers can help kids. Additionally, Fore installs more than 50 computers per center to grow learning and usage.

Na Yeon Choi –  In 2008 and 2009 Na Yeon made donations to KonKuk University Medical Center, which is affiliated with her school, to benefit children with incurable diseases. Her donation amounts were 20,000,000 WON and 40,000,000 WON, respectively.  She recently donated her KLPGA Championship third-place check of 30,000,000 WON to the GyeongGi-Do MooHan Center.

In-Kyung Kim and Hee Young Park, in conjunction with their sponsor Hana Bank, donate to a Miso Micro Finance with a program called "Miso Birdies (Smile Birdies)".

Jeong Jang - Jang started a relationship with a group of American Korean War veterans in Rochester, NY after she won the Wegmans LPGA in 2006.  Each year, she visits a Korean War shrine in Rochester to commemorate the anniversary of the start of the Korean War, meeting with a group of American veterans there.  Afterwards, she presents them with a check to help them maintain the shrine.