|Nancy Lopez - photo by Gabriel Roux, courtesy of LPGA|
Lopez greatly admired Winnie and shared a special relationship with her and Arnold.
“What a great choice!” said Arnold Palmer. “Nancy fits the description of the award perfectly. Winnie would be pleased.”
For the past 33 years, Lopez has hosted an annual golf tournament to benefit AIM for the Handicapped.
AIM (Adventures In Motion), based in Dayton, Ohio, helps mentally challenged, physically handicapped, and others with special needs. There is never a charge to handicapped children or their parents for their service, and no child is ever turned away. Lopez is a National Ambassador for AIM.
Lopez, a 48-time LPGA Tour winner including three LPGA Championships, is still the only player to have won the LPGA Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Vare Trophy in the same year (1978). She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1987.
Since 1952, the MGWA has recognized the game’s greatest players, contributors, and organizations at its National Awards Dinner – the longest running and often the largest golf dinner in the U.S. each year.
A special video celebrates the six decades of the Dinner … https://vimeo.com/63849701
Long-time MGWA member Jim Nantz says, “There is no dinner in America that celebrates golf like this one.”
Golf’s leading organizations support the dinner – USGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, LPGA, MGA, MetLife, and Rolex. The National Awards Dinner has raised over $1.5 million for Caddie Scholarship programs in the metropolitan New York area; the MGA Foundation; and the Dave Marr Journalism Scholarship at Columbia University.
For tickets or additional information, please contact:
Kate Keller (914) 347-4653
Bruce Smith (914) 944-4445
Among many other books, Dave Donelson is the author of Weird Golf: 18 tales of fantastic, horrific, scientifically impossible, and morally reprehensible golf