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Demonpenz
05-09-2007, 05:42 PM
WILLIAMSBURG -- Mi Hyun Kim won $210,000 for her LPGA Tour victory Sunday. Nearly half went to aid the victims of the tornado that leveled Greensburg, Kan.

Kim, a South Korean who joined the tour in 1999, said Tuesday that she donated $100,000 to those affected by Friday's storm, which killed 10 and left hundreds homeless.

"Most of time, donations are to Korea," Kim said as she prepared for this week's Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill. "I want to help people here, too, and I don't know how to do that."

Kim has never been to Kansas, but her victory Sunday was in neighboring Oklahoma. She defeated Juli Inkster on the first hole of a sudden-death on a course she believed was too long for her.

"The win was a surprise for me," Kim said. "I think God gave it to me like a special present. So that's why I want to try to help people."

The victory was Kim's eighth on the tour, increasing her career earnings to nearly $7 million. She's 16th in the latest world rankings and is among the favorites this week after finishing among the top 10 in all four previous LPGA tournaments at Kingsmill.

Demonpenz
05-09-2007, 05:44 PM
this lady doesn't even know the people of kansas that is some good karma going her way

Tactical Funky
05-09-2007, 05:49 PM
That is awesome! :)

Now, if all the rich, greedy SOB celebs and sports stars could even be a fraction as giving...

Skip Towne
05-09-2007, 06:03 PM
I'm her newest fan.

Easy 6
05-09-2007, 06:37 PM
What a great woman, shes made many friends in America with this move.

FishingRod
05-09-2007, 06:45 PM
Very cool.

ClevelandChief
05-09-2007, 06:49 PM
And just to think Vick gave 10k to the families of the victims from VT......and he makes about 5 times what she does in a good year...what a fine fellow.

BigVE
05-09-2007, 06:50 PM
I'm her newest fan.
Ditto on that one.

Easy 6
05-09-2007, 06:51 PM
And just to think Vick gave 10k to the families of the victims from VT......and he makes about 5 times what she does in a good year...what a fine fellow.

Good point, 10k covers 2 average funerals.

Bugeater
05-09-2007, 06:52 PM
Outstanding. :clap:

BigVE
05-09-2007, 06:54 PM
Good point, 10k covers 2 average funerals.
Not to nit-pick but that would be a WAY below average funeral nowadays...I think a "basic" cremation is almost 5 grand any more. Get ahold of Vick's agent, if the dude wants to try to mend his rep a bit he needs to fork over some dough!

Thig Lyfe
05-09-2007, 06:56 PM
And just to think Vick gave 10k to the families of the victims from VT......and he makes about 5 times what she does in a good year...what a fine fellow.

Hey, man, dogfightin' ain't cheap.

chiefbowe82
05-09-2007, 08:02 PM
Thats excellent to see, and it had to come from a Korean. I think some of the other celebs, and sports people as stated should give.

ferrarispider95
05-09-2007, 08:37 PM
Vick makes lot more than 5x.

"The victory was Kim's eighth on the tour, increasing her career earnings to nearly $7 million."

That is less than million a year. Didn't Vick have something like 100 million dollar contract with a huge signing bonus and that does not count the endorsements.


And just to think Vick gave 10k to the families of the victims from VT......and he makes about 5 times what she does in a good year...what a fine fellow.

OnTheWarpath58
05-09-2007, 08:56 PM
Very classy move.

:clap: :clap:

POND_OF_RED
05-09-2007, 11:49 PM
Thats awesome. :thumb:

On another note though, why do WOMEN GOLFERS make so much ****ing money?! :shrug:

keg in kc
05-09-2007, 11:54 PM
Thats awesome. :thumb:

On another note though, why do WOMEN GOLFERS make so much ****ing money?! :shrug:That hundred grand was nearly half her purse for winning. Talk about generosity

Local sports comment was how ironic it was that a foreign-born athlete, who's never been to the town, was willing to donate half her purse, and that the KC teams needed to use it as an example (not just the franchises, but the athletes themselves).

Demonpenz
05-09-2007, 11:56 PM
a thing like this could burn your name into peoples memory forever. Well after you are dead.

Lzen
05-10-2007, 07:22 AM
Bravo.

On a related note, Pizza Hut is donating 20% of their sales today to the victims. It is today only and you have to tell them you want that 20% of your order to go to the Greensburg victims.

ChiTown
05-10-2007, 07:32 AM
Honestly, that's about as good as it gets.

Hey, overpaid Chiefs and Royals players, PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!

Simply Red
05-10-2007, 07:53 AM
Pleasant to hear this.

Fishpicker
05-10-2007, 07:58 AM
awesome!

Mi hyun Kim is pretty good lookin too. she's only 5' tall and managed to drive 290 yards in her sixth tournament victory. that's the equivalent of 348 yards for someone 6' tall. + shes using shorter clubs

Rooster
05-10-2007, 08:17 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Stewie
05-10-2007, 09:07 AM
Nice gesture.

I'm surprised she's never been to Kansas seeing as how the U.S. Open was at Prairie Dunes in Hutch in '02. Maybe she passed on that tourney.

Mr. Laz
05-10-2007, 10:04 AM
:clap:



if i ever watch women's golf i'll make sure and root for her.

Buehler445
05-10-2007, 10:17 AM
I must say I am very impressed. I think she is only 19, so she may not have a grasp on the weight of her actions, but this was a very wise and classy move, even if she was advised to do it by her agent or something. Very classy.

According to the website below, Kiowa County only has 3,278 as a population, making their tax base most likely less than 2,500 people for the county, and the city only has 1,574 people making their tax base brutally small.

Given that small of a tax base, it will be exceedingly difficult to rebuild public buildings, as I understand their schools and hospitals were destroyed. I can't see a tax base that small paying for the buildings, much less damage to the infrastructure, and the extensive damage to personal property.

I can't find what sort of aid the community will get from the government, but the fact of the matter remains that there is not enough aggregate resources in the area to rebuild an entire community by a long shot. I also have trouble seeing a mass charitable fundraising effort being effective outside of Kansas. We all know the government will only go so far in helping out. The money she donated will be very much appreciated, and put to good use. This isn't some hopeless cause like saving greenbugs in Antartica or something, this is giving very real help to American citizens.

Additionally, the fact that she gave almost half of her winnings for the tournament is fantastic. If she has made $7 mil throughout her career, this will be almost 1.5% of that. Given that her career is still young, and she is not guarenteed success, which dictates her earnings.

I am very impressed. It is rare that I am this impressed with a celebrity or athlete's charity. Very impressive.

http://www.hometownlocator.com//CountyDetail.cfm?SCFIPS=20097

Easy 6
05-10-2007, 10:20 AM
I actually tried to look up an official site for her, so i could send her a personal note telling her how cool that was, but i couldnt find any official fan club or site.

bdeg
05-10-2007, 10:46 AM
That's just plain awesome. :clap:

Bravo.

On a related note, Pizza Hut is donating 20% of their sales today to the victims. It is today only and you have to tell them you want that 20% of your order to go to the Greensburg victims.

Is that just in KS? If not I may have to get a pizza tonight. I imagine it would help the celebrating after my 3 finals today(yup. and im on CP. oops).

chasedude
05-10-2007, 10:51 AM
That's just plain awesome. :clap:



Is that just in KS? If not I may have to get a pizza tonight. I imagine it would help the celebrating after my 3 finals today(yup. and im on CP. oops).

Yes the donations from Pizza Hut are just the one's located in KS.

Fish
05-10-2007, 10:55 AM
I'd love to thank her with a gracious amount of sweet sweet lovin...

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/6713/20070508002801cf7.jpg