The Southern California Golf Association Foundation, which oversaw an event in which local junior girl golfers competed for an invitation to play in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, was named the recipient of a $25,000 donation from the fresh&easy Charity Pro-Am.
In the fresh&easy-Kraft Foods Legacy Junior Challenge, 18 girls played golf with legends of the LPGA Tour on Tuesday, March 27, and the girl with the lowest score received a sponsor's invitation to play in this week's Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first major of the LPGA season.
The juniors were selected through a process led by the SCGA Foundation. Criteria included community involvement and leadership, in addition to golf skills.
"We want to thank the SCGA Foundation for all of their help with the event," said Tim Mason, CEO of Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market. "We are delighted to make a donation to the SCGA Foundation in the amount of $25,000 to support the continued development of women's golf in Southern California."
Kevin Gigax, executive director of the SCGA Foundation, said, "We are very pleased to be part of such a special event. It was such a great experience for the legends and the girls, and surely helped to inspire the next generation of junior girls in Southern California."
Alison Lee of Valencia was the low junior amateur of Tuesday's event, carding a 4-under par 68 on the Mission Hills CC course. She stepped onto the LPGA stage with her sponsor's invitation Thursday, and will be out on the Kraft Nabisco Championship course Friday for her second round.
For more information on the SCGA Foundation, visit scga.org/foundation.
About the SCGA Foundation The mission of the SCGA Foundation is to sponsor the education and character development of Southern California youth through golf. Through its programs, the SCGA Foundation focuses its efforts on creating affordable access to golf, instilling integrity and responsibility in youth through the game and providing educational opportunities for youth from fifth grade to college. Learn more at scga.org/foundation.
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