Congratulations to Angela Stanford on winning the Kia Community Assist Award
Angela Stanford is the winner of the Kia Community Assist, which recognizes a player who makes exceptional contributions to charity organizations or community programs, for her work with the Angela Stanford Foundation. Since 2009, the Angela Stanford Foundation has supported Texas children and young adults by providing college scholarships for students whose families have been affected by cancer. As part of the Foundation, Stanford hosts an annual Let Your Light Shine night golf tournament, which in 2011 grossed $118,110 in scholarship funding as well as donations to the Lena Pope Home, which helps children in need in Greater Fort Worth, Texas, and the First Tee of Fort Worth.
“I have to say it’s pretty cool and when I say that, I’m thinking of all the people in Fort Worth who put all the time and effort into it,” Stanford said. “I think about them and I think about all the hours they’ve put in the foundation and the kids that we get to reach because of this. For me it’s about everybody else.
I think Kia has been a great partner and for them to go above and beyond for this is pretty cool,” she continued. “As a player, being out here for 12 years, it’s nice to have partners that care. It’s pretty cool because I have a lot of passion for my Tour and to see our sponsors have that is awesome.”
Kia Community Assist Award Nominee Angela Stanford
Angela Stanford was nominated for her involvement in every aspect of the Angela Stanford Foundation. The Foundation is very near and dear to the heart of Stanford and so many having personally been through what children of families affected by cancer go through, the mission is one that is she is very serious about.
Other Players that were nominated:
Michelle Wie was nominated for her $25,000 donation to the Operation Hero at Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA. Operation Hero provides after school tutoring and mentoring to kindergarten and elementary school students of military families at Camp Pendleton.
I.K. Kim presented Special Olympics with a donation of more than $100,000, which was half of her winnings from the 2010 Lorena Ochoa Invitational. Kim vowed after the win to donate her entire first-place check of $225,000 to charity, with half going to the Lorena Ochoa Foundation and the other half to a U.S.-based charity to be named later. The three-time LPGA winner carefully selected Special Olympics as the second recipient of her donation because she wanted to support a cause or organization that’s truly making an impact and she has seen the powerful work of Special Olympics.
Beth Bader was recently nominated for her efforts in raising money for the Susan L. Bader Foundation. Bader created the foundation after her mom Susan was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004. Since then through the SLB Foundation of Hope Golf outing, the Bader/Sharp Shootout and the SLB Foundation Dog Walk more than $200,000 has been raised.
The fifth nominations goes to Morgan Pressel for her involvement with the Morgan Pressel Foundation and Morgan and Friends Pro-Am which raises funds in the fight against Breast Cancer.
The fourth nomination goes to Angela Stanford for her involvement in every aspect of the Angela Stanford Foundation. The Foundation is very near and dear to the heart of Stanford and so many having personally been through what children of families affected by cancer go through, the mission is one that is she is very serious about. She is very hands on and clearly committed and passionate about making a difference in the community.
The third nomination goes to Cristie Kerr in her efforts to support women's health. The Cristie Kerr Women's Health Center has been open for less than two years but has already become the model for centers of this type for the nation. Through Kerr's efforts and the staff at the the facility, over 35,000 life saving procedures will have been conducted by the end of 2013, providing families with with piece of mind that they are part of a community that cares.
The second nomination goes to Leta Lindley for her involvement with the "Leta Lindley Prader-Willi Classic", which support research for Prader-Will Syndrome and Genetic Disorders. Through Leta's efforts, over $200,000 was raised last year, she is involved with ever aspect of the outing from soliciting gifts to asking many of her fellow LPGA members to attend the event.
The first nomination goes to Christina Kim for her involvement with "A Home for a Hero", which raises funds to help provide mortgage free homes for disabled veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She volunteered to be the major prize in which she offered to give up an entire day and play a round of golf with the raffle winner and three of his guests, plus join the players and other charity officials for lunch and conversation after the round.