In-Kyung Kim Is Nicer Than You
By Kickntrue on 11/17/10
LPGA'er In-Kyung Kim won over $200k this weekend, and then promptly gave it all away.
You know how people complain that there is never any good news anymore?

Well, I'm going to let you take a break from that, and it's all because of a 22-year-old LPGA star that decided something else was bigger than her.

See, In-Kyung Kim shot a final-round 64 on Sunday at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, good enough to leapfrog the leaders and win by three shots, her third career LPGA win. Instead of celebrating like crazy or boasting about how good she is at such a young age, Kim did something spectacular: She donated all of her winnings from the week to charity.

Half of the $220,000 she won went to Lorena's charity, which funds educational programs for Mexican youth, and the other half is headed towards a charity in the United States.
Considering that the prize money represented over 20% of Kim's yearly earnings, I think we can all agree this is a pretty spectacular gesture. Plus- this isn't like the PGA where sponsorship opportunities await around every corner. If Anthony Kim gave away a week's prize money, it'd be AMAZING as well, but even at $1M it's not the same to him as the money to In-Kyung.

Very cool gesture- one I hope is copied by many. To those who much is given, much is expected... Not sure where that is from... either the Bible, or Spiderman. Either way- good advice.

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[ comments ]
birdieXris says:
now THAT's an ambassador for the game! Well done!
11/17/10
 
GolfSmith7 says:
It is from the Bible "For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required;" Luke 12:48
11/17/10
 
Kickntrue says:
@golfsmith7- Someone should get on Stan Lee for stealing. I'm sure Peter Parker's Uncle uses this line. Does Luke have representation?
11/17/10
 
Lazkir says:
The Spiderman line is 'with great power comes great responsibility'. (I think).
11/17/10
 
homermania says:
Great story!
11/17/10
 
birdieXris says:
@LAzikir - truth :)
11/17/10
 
Agustin says:
Classy move which she announced during her interview following her round. I will be rooting for her from now on.
11/17/10
 
Banker85 says:
thats awesome. I just got a promotion to AVP so i guess from the quote mentioned they will be expecting more from me, rightly so. I think it emphasizes that privilege brings responsibility and that responsibility entails accountability. Youngest AVP in company history! 25 years old!
11/17/10
 
Felipe Rojas says:
I was there at the tournament ceremony, and it surprised EVERYONE there. My wife was so touched she even dropped a few tears. The applause was unanimous!
11/17/10
 
lcgolfer64 says:
Congrats Banker- Sounds like it was desereved!
11/17/10
 
Agustin says:
@Banker85 - There goes your golf game... If people from work ask you; never admit that you've lowered your hcp AFTER the promotion ;)

Congrats!
11/17/10
 
legitimatebeef says:
She's also way better at golf than you
11/17/10
 
cjgiant says:
Kudos to a human being (and golfer) who appears to be happy with her life and "gets" that she lives a "privileged" life. I say that not in the sense that she is financially set for life (I have no clue), but that she probably enjoys getting PAID to PLAY golf and realizes that is something most of us (especially here) would give up a lot for. I'd be amazed if most of us (myself included) would "get it" like she does. I applaud her effort again in closing.
11/17/10
 
Banker85 says:
thanks guys, thanks for the tip Augustin!
11/18/10
 
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