For the fifth consecutive year, Habitat for Humanity and area business and organizations formed a Women's Build partnership to construct a safe, decent and affordable Habitat home. LPGA players spent several hours pitching in - a home that started with only a piece of siding ended up nearly completely sided when the women were finished with their work.
Rookies Jiyai Shin, Vicky Hurst and Stacy Lewis were joined by fellow LPGA players: Maggie Will, Angela Jerman, Katherine Hull, Charlotte Mayorkas and Hee Young Park. LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens rolled up her sleeves alongside the players. ESPN and several local affiliates were on-site to follow the action.
"The LPGA has always done a great job with its players being involved; we just launched a program called 'Outside the Ropes.' There are a lot of things going on in the communities where we are playing right now that have more to do than with just what we do inside the ropes. This is the time to go above and beyond," said Commissioner Bivens.
"For us to give a morning or take an extra day is nothing, but it makes all the difference in the world to the communities where we get to play golf. It's our way of giving back to these communities," she continued.
The homeowner-to-be is Lillie Mae Griffin, who will live in the home with her two children, Jasmine (age 15) and Moneshia (age 12). Lillie works in housekeeping at WindsorMeade, a continuing care retirement community in Williamsburg.
Catch some of the action during the LPGA telecast on ESPN this weekend!