LPGA unveils One Of A Kind 3D commemorative art piece to honor Annika Sorenstam
Artwork was presented during Monday night Annika Celebration
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 3, 2009 - The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) honored Annika Sorenstam last night at the Annika Celebration by unveiling a three-dimensional retrospective piece of art of her career. The Annika Celebration was hosted by IMG at the Ginn Reunion Resort in Orlando, Fla. The artwork was created by Lawrence Romorini, founder of One Of A Kind Art Studio, to commemorate her career as the greatest female golfer of our generation. LPGA Commissioner Carolyn F. Bivens presented the art.
"Annika's legacy on and off the course is nothing short of spectacular. She is one-of-a-kind," Bivens said. "Fortunately, we found the perfect partner in One Of A Kind Art Studio. Over the past six months, we collaborated with the studio's designer Lawrence Romorini on everything from the direction of the piece to the supplying of original material we felt would best reflect Annika's career. In the end, we feel we were able to present a truly unique gift - one as distinctive as the career it is meant to reflect."
"The enthusiasm and energy that LPGA brought in was an inspiration," Romorini said. "The art, like the story, is truly One Of A Kind. It is a legacy of an amazing career that can be enjoyed every day for many years."
Measuring 52" x 23" x 4 1/2", the art incorporates an actual 8 iron, surrounded by more than 170 miniaturized photos, publications and actual pieces of memorabilia that reflect Annika's major tournament wins, awards, and favorite memories. An actual horseshoe holds a golf ball with "59", symbolizing Annika's extraordinary achievement as the first woman in history to card a 59 (-13) in the second round of the LPGA's Standard Register PING tournament.
A chronology of Annika's achievements is photoengraved in metal in the border. The dedication plaque reads: Presented to: Annika Sorenstam by the LPGA. Offered with deep appreciation for your contribution to and passion for women's professional golf. The LPGA celebrates your legacy. We look forward to your ongoing impact on the growth of the game. 2008
About One Of A Kind, Inc.
Lawrence Romorini, founder of One Of A Kind Art Studio, in Silver Spring, Md., has gained a national reputation for the three-dimensional retrospective collages he has created since 1985. His three-dimensional commemorative work is on display in lobbies and in private collections across the country, including art for ESPN, Oprah Winfrey, Darrell Green, Michael Jordan, USA TODAY, Jack Welch, Southwest Airlines and many others featured on his Web site. Visit him at www.oneofakindinc.com.
About the Ladies Professional Golf Association
The LPGA features a membership comprised of world-class LPGA Tour professionals and dedicated Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP). Today's LPGA Tour features the most talented global group of professional athletes who, in 2009, will compete in a minimum of 30 official money events in 10 countries with total prize money of nearly $55 million. In addition to its dynamic Tour members, 1,200 certified LPGA T&CP members serve the golf industry in teaching, coaching and management positions, and oversee programs aimed at increasing the involvement of women, girls and youth in golf. The LPGA's Vision is to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the best golf professionals in the world. Its Mission is to be a leader in the world of sports, to promote economic empowerment for all members, and to serve as role models on and off the course. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. For more information on the LPGA, log on to www.LPGA.com.