Congratulations to Morgan Pressel on winning the Kia Community Assist Award
While Morgan Pressel has delivered many memorable moments throughout her career on the golf course, it’s her work off of it that will be her lasting legacy. Pressel is this year’s winner of the Kia Community Assist Award, which is given to the player that makes exceptional contributions to charity organizations and community programs, for her exemplary work raising funds for breast cancer research.
Pressel’s foundation, the Morgan Pressel Foundation, has raised over $3.5 million and was able to help establish the Morgan Pressel Center for Cancer Genetics at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. In 2010, the foundation purchased the Kathryn Krickstein Pressel Mammovan, named after Pressel’s mother who lost her battle with breast cancer when Morgan was 15. The van travels around the area providing easy access for yearly mammograms. In just four years over 6,000 mammograms have been provided to those who might have not otherwise received one.
““I am extremely honored to be the recipient of the 2014 KIA Community Assist Award,” said Pressel. “The opportunity to give back to my community, both personally through the Morgan Pressel Foundation, and as a member of the LPGA Tour is one of the most important and rewarding elements of my career. Every year during my Morgan & Friends event I continue to be humbled and amazed at how the St. Andrew’s Country Club community rallies around my family and the causes close to my heart. I would like to thank my community, partners, family, friends and fellow LPGA professionals who donate their time each year at our event for helping make this possible.”
Kia Community Assist Award is awarded to the LPGA player who made an exceptional contribution to a charity organization or community program throughout the season. Take a look at all the players that were nominated for the award:
Kia Performance Community Assist: Morgan Pressel
Pressel is this year’s winner of the Kia Community Assist Award, which is given to the player that makes exceptional contributions to charity organizations and community programs, for her exemplary work raising funds for breast cancer research.