Every week throughout 2012, we will spotlight one LPGA player and provide an in depth look into her life -- both on the course and off of it. Keep coming back each day to learn more about Rebecca Lee-Bentham.
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On Beginning her college chapter with the University of Texas
Claiming The Canadian Junior Girls Championship
On winning The Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship
On earning her LPGA Tour Card
On her LPGA Debut
On Winning Her First Pro Event
On her excitement of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic
Lee-Bentham looks to use golf to help others
By Neal Reid
She may be just in her first season on the LPGA Tour, but Canadian Rebecca Lee-Bentham has big aspirations for her golf career that span far beyond the golf course.
For her 20th birthday present, Lee-Bentham asked for donations to the program MyCharityWater, which provides clean water to people in third-world countries who otherwise would not have access to uncontaminated drinking water. More than $500 was raised for Lee-Bentham’s birthday wish, and that is just the start of her philanthropic goals.
“In the future I definitely plan to get involved in more charities,” said Lee-Bentham, who played one year at the University of Texas before turning pro. “I want to take what I have and help those in developing countries who are struggling to survive. I’m also passionate about helping people who face depression and hope to be involved in organizations associated in helping people live happier lives.” More>>