Lydia Ko to Donate Winnings to Disaster-Struck Nepal
New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko is planning to donate all her winnings from this week’s LPGA tournament to the relief effort in quake-hit Nepal.
The winner of this week’s tournament will receive $A 243,400.
The golfing star, who claimed her seventh professional title at last week’s Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, remembers the impact the Christchurch earthquake had on a lot of people, which is why she wants to help.
“Natural disasters you can’t do much about. Sometimes it’s hard to be prepared for it, so I thought, those people there, nice people and very innocent, I wanted to give this tournament’s earnings and donate it to them” said Ko.
Nepal was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25. The death toll has risen above 5,000 and thousands of people are still missing.
“Ko has earned $908,810 this year on the LPGA Tour, with two wins and seven top-10 finishes in eight events.”
Article Source: The Guardian, Australian Associated Press, April 30, 2015.
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