Queen of Heart

December 26, 2013

World No. 1 female golfer Park Inbee delivers another ’Birdies of Hope’ check to Make-A-Wish Foundation to help children with life-threatening medical conditions

Park Inbee delivered another check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Korea just in time for this Christmas. (Yonhap)

Park Inbee delivered another check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Korea just in time for Christmas. (Yonhap)

Park Inbee, the best female golfer in the world, delivered a check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation (http://www.wish.or.kr) this past Christmas Eve, to help children with life-threatening medical conditions.

The 25-year old Korean golfer became a spokeswoman for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Korea upon winning the U.S. Women’s Open in 2008. She donated 38 million won ($36,000) of her winnings to the foundation at the time and had been saving $20 per every birdie she got – which she called “Birdies of Hope.”

Park recorded 351 birdies this year alone, which was the third most in the LPGA Tour. So far, she has donated 70 million won ($66,000).

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in the United States that arranges to “make wishes come true” for children with life-threatening medical conditions, and the Korean chapter handles more than 350 such cases per year.

 

 

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