Golf Fore Africa Raises Charity Funds

Golf Fore Africa, a 501(c) (3) charity started by LPGA Hall of Fame golfer Betsy King, recently raised $46,000 from an LPGA golf clinic at Desert Highlands C.C. and a special evening with LPGA star Natalie Gulbis.

The golf clinic involved LPGA players Betsy King, Helen Alfredsson, Katherine Hull, Morgan Pressel, Angela Stanford, Nicole Castrale and Golf Channel commentator Kay Cockerill. Gulbis joined 10 donors for dinner at Flemings in Scottsdale, Ariz. In the last two years, sixty-five LPGA players have supported the Golf Fore Africa charity by donating their time and/or money to the cause.

King has raised almost $600,000 for the charity in the last two years with the help of LPGA players, staff and fans. Recently, she raised $70,000 from a fundraising climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in December.

The Golf Fore Africa mission is to aid children in Africa orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS by raising funds and awareness within the golf community. The funds are supporting the building of a medical clinic in southern Rwanda serving a community of 24,000 with basic healthcare, maternity ward, and an HIV/AIDS center. The funds will also assist constructing a housing project in Lesotho with Habitat for Humanity and World Vision. The clinic will open in early 2010.

The Golf Fore Africa Board of Directors includes LPGA players Betsy King and Katherine Hull, LPGA teaching professional Wendy Posillico, Scottsdale residents Debbie Quesada and Bob Fink.

Donor information to assist the Rwanda medical clinic or Lesotho housing project can be obtained at www.golfforeafrica.org or phone 480-284-5818.

Topics: King, Betsy

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